Our Stories

by | Oct 15, 2020

Donor Stories

Year-end charitable giving

As you work with your advisors on year-end planning, consider some of these giving strategies that will allow you to support the Community Foundation and charitable causes important to you while accomplishing tax savings. Claim an Above-the Line Deduction in 2021 For...

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Johanna Pohjala Fund for Weavers : Fund Spotlight

Johanna Pohjala Fund for Weavers : Fund Spotlight

A loom made by Matt Riihinen in Negaunee during the winter of 1945-1946. Photo courtesy of Christine Simonen This loom has a fascinating history, and helped inspire the Johanna Pohjala Fund for Weavers, a field of interest fund established at the Community Foundation...

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Grantee Stories

Year-end charitable giving

As you work with your advisors on year-end planning, consider some of these giving strategies that will allow you to support the Community Foundation and charitable causes important to you while accomplishing tax savings. Claim an Above-the Line Deduction in 2021 For...

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Eslinger and Gonstead join Board of Trustees

Eslinger and Gonstead join Board of Trustees

The Community Foundation of Marquette County is honored to announce that Robert Eslinger and Marcia Gonstead have joined its Board of Trustees for three-year terms. Eslinger recently retired from Northern Michigan University where he served as the Dean of the College...

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2021 Catalyst Award Recipients Announced

2021 Catalyst Award Recipients Announced

Each year, the Foundation Board of Trustees nominates individuals, organizations, and businesses to receive Catalyst Awards. A Catalyst Award recognizes the efforts of those that build community through volunteerism or philanthropy and inspire others to do the same –...

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Youth Advisory Committee Stories

Youth Advisory Committees Organize Volunteer Projects, Support Local Nonprofits with Grants

Youth Advisory Committees Organize Volunteer Projects, Support Local Nonprofits with Grants

The Youth Advisory Committees (YAC) of the Community Foundation of Marquette County are proud to announce the distribution of 18 grants to nonprofits to support youth programming. There are three YAC groups in the county, including the Ishpeming, Marquette, and Negaunee areas, with members from local middle and high schools. Despite the restrictions and hurdles presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, the groups have volunteered on several community projects and continue supporting local nonprofits...

YAC Packs

Members of the Ishpeming Youth Advisory Committee help pack 150 hygiene packs for the local Ishpeming & NICE Community Schools.

Catpacks

Catpacks

Packing Catpacks: an organization that supplies food to children who are facing food insecurities over weekends and holidays during the school year.