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CFNEM Annual Report

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Giving Tuesday 2016

Congratulations to all those who benefited from our first coordinated #GivingTuesdayNEMI campaign. A total of $41,187 was raised from 495 donations in just 24 hours. A warm and heartfelt thanks to our generous donors!

Joy of Giving: Nancy & Nate Stempky

"You don't realize how happy doing selfless things for others can make you feel until you get involved. It warms your heart." Nate Stempky,Youth Trustee & Advisory Council Member.

Passion for Philanthropy: Nancy & Tom Huck

Setting up a foundation to award nursing scholarships in honor of Nancy's mother, Helen Laidlaw Beauchamp, inspired them to help set up the Iosco County Community Foundation.

Civic Minded Community Leader: Bob Carpenter

Fortunate to grow up in a neighborhood where people took care of each other, his sense of caring and doing for others has stayed with him throughout his life. 

Honoring Loved Ones: John & Marguerite Zachel

Ninety-six year old Michigan turkey farmer, John Zachel, donated $250,000 in honor his foster parents by creating the "Harry and Jenny Grove Trade School and Secondary Education Fund."

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Monday, January 23, 2017

This is our first “Meet the Staff” Monday! Meet Executive Director Barb Frantz. Barb has been with CFNEM for 23 years, and in less than two months she will be a lady of leisure when she retires on March 14. If you’re looking to make a gift that is meaningful to you and impactful for your community, Barb will be happy to help! In fact, her favorite part of the job is “helping to make our donors charitable dreams come true”. Barb is looking forward to spending time traveling (to warmer climates) with her husband Wayne and Molly, their black lab, as well as spending time with her two kids Jess and Carrie, and her grandchildren, Sarah and Tommy. A few fun things about Barb: Where haven’t you traveled that you would love to go? “Anywhere with a beach!” Hobbies: “I love to walk on the beach or read.” Favorite ice cream flavor: “Mackinaw Island Fudge.” What is one thing about you that might surprise people? “I used to ride a motorcycle to work!” More →

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Have you ever heard of European Frog-bit? This aggressively spreading plant grows into a mat of tiny lily pads, damaging wildlife along the shore and impeding people’s recreational activities, like boating. A $1,500 Community Impact Grant to Huron Pines provided funding for the 2016 Frog-Bit Challenge, which gathered 75 Alpena students and volunteers to help remove over 10,000 pounds of the invasive species from the Thunder Bay Watershed. Cool project! More →

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Are you considering making a gift that will make a lasting impact on northeast Michigan? Our knowledgeable staff is here, and ready to help you make a gift that is meaningful to you and beneficial for the community you love, for good, for ever. Stop in and see us! (We're pretty darn friendly too.) More →

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Attention northeast Michigan nonprofits! Community Impact and Northeast Michigan Youth Advisory Council (NEMYAC) grant applications are due January 16. Grants are for projects and programs benefiting residents of Alcona, Alpena, Montmorency and Presque Isle Counties. More →

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

“Because of H20, I feel comfortable in my own skin.” That’s a quote directly from a participant in one of our grantees’ programs. This particular member of Helping to Overcome (H20) could barely make eye contact with people before participating, and now she “holds her head high and smiles all the time.” H20 recently helped 20 Tawas area youth participate in experiential learning opportunities, active community services, and leadership skills-building projects. Much of this was with help from an Iosco County Youth Advisory Council (YAC) grant and other community support. More →

Thursday, January 5, 2017

CFNEM is proud to support renovations for Alcona Community Schools weight room, which serves students, staff and community members in Alcona County! More →

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Today one of our grantees - Mikado Township - showed us some post-holiday Christmas cheer with these great photos of their "No Child Without a Christmas" program! CFNEM supported this project with $2,500 from the CFNEM Community Impact Grant and Youth Advisory Council (YAC) Grant. Looks like a lot of families had a wonderful time! More →

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

The Community Foundation wishes you and your loved ones a joyful holiday season! Let it snow so we can play! More →

Saturday, December 31, 2016

Wishing you joy, happiness, peace and all things wonderful! More →

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

We are proud to hold an endowment fund that supports this wonderful project! We are also proud that two of the lovely ladies in this photo are former (Sue Keller) and current (Deb Kruttlin) CFNEM trustees! More →

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Check out our December 2016 newsletter! New grants, information on required minimum IRA distributions and more! http://www.cfnem.org/userfiles/filemanager/y8hp9horgcs7kwp4vvgu/ More →

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Ever heard of an Anishinaabe Medicine Wheel? A $1,000 grant from the Straits Area Community Foundation, an affiliate of CFNEM, provided funding for the construction of a medicine wheel at Heritage Village at Mackinaw. The wheel is divided into four sections, each representing a different direction and a different people. Heritage Village has a growing Anishinaabe site that draws both natives and non-natives to learn and experience what life was like for Native American people from 1180-1917. More →

Monday, December 19, 2016

Applications for the CFNEM Community Impact, Youth Advisory Council (YAC) and Tobacco Grants are all due on Monday, January 16. Nonprofits serving Alcona, Alpena, Montmorency and Presque Isle Counties should visit www.cfnem.org for information and to apply for grants. More →

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Please "like" to help us welcome Patrick Heraghty to the Community Foundation, and to give almost-retired (3 months to go) Executive Director Barbara Willyard-Frantz a virtual high-five for her 23 years at CFNEM! http://www.cfnem.org/resources/news/successor-chosen-for-retiring-executive-director.html More →

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

We sure hope Denise Rousseau enjoys this fun (and sweet smelling) gift! Program Director Julie Wiesen drew a name randomly from all of the donors who made a gift to the Northeast Michigan Women's Giving Circle (WGC) on Giving Tuesday, and Denise was the lucky winner. Enjoy! More →

Monday, December 12, 2016

Snow lovers are probably LOVING this weather! In the spirit of snow, check out this photo: a $2,500 CFNEM Community Impact grant helped purchase this snowmobile for Thunder Bay Trails to keep the winter trails groomed and ready for you to enjoy our beautiful northeast Michigan winter outdoors! More →

Monday, December 5, 2016

The people of northeast Michigan are generous indeed! More →

Monday, December 5, 2016

Thank you to The Alpena News for this great story! More →

Friday, December 2, 2016

Community Foundation Executive Director Barbara Willyard-Frantz will speak on "The Power of Endowments: Gifts that Live Forever" on Thursday, December 8 from 11:30 to 1 p.m. in the auditorium of MidMichigan Medical Center - Alpena. Learn how to make a gift that will last forever! More →

Thursday, December 1, 2016

DRUMROLL PLEASE!! We are beyond thrilled to announce that #GivingTuesdayNEMI was a huge success, and raised over $41,000 for many northeast Michigan nonprofits. 494 individual gifts were made on Giving Tuesday to the participating nonprofits. Thank you to all of the generous people who took time to make a donation! More →

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

A HUGE "thank you" to everyone who gave yesterday on #GivingTuesdayNEMI! Each and every gift helped make the day a success for the participating nonprofits. We are working hard at our offices to get gifts processed and a final total for the day, which will be announced tomorrow. Please stay tuned to find out how BIG northeast Michigan turned out for its communities! More →

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

There is still time left to make your gift count for Giving Tuesday! Please share and tell your friends and family about this great opportunity to give back to the place we all love so much! www.cfnem.org/givingtuesday #GivingTuesdayNEMI More →

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@CFNEM • Jan 19

Have you ever heard of European Frog-bit? This aggressively spreading plant grows into a mat of tiny lily pads,... https://t.co/v32BvQbmem

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@CFNEM • Jan 18

Are you considering making a gift that will make a lasting impact on northeast Michigan? Our knowledgeable staff... https://t.co/G81EGv5wK9

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@CFNEM • Jan 11

Attention northeast Michigan nonprofits! Community Impact and Northeast Michigan Youth Advisory Council (NEMYAC)... https://t.co/yhlE0gfR0j

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@CFNEM • Jan 10

“Because of H20, I feel comfortable in my own skin.” That’s a quote directly from a participant in one of our... https://t.co/DF7HqE9bI7

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@CFNEM • Jan 5

CFNEM is proud to support renovations for Alcona Community Schools weight room, which serves students, staff and... https://t.co/IhRqHrApYw

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@CFNEM • Jan 4

Today one of our grantees - Mikado Township - showed us some post-holiday Christmas cheer with these great photos... https://t.co/P3b2WO8XWG

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@CFNEM • Dec 31

Wishing you joy, happiness, peace and all things wonderful! https://t.co/3LKK08xS9r

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@CFNEM • Dec 28

We are proud to hold an endowment fund that supports this wonderful project! We are also proud that two of the... https://t.co/13NZzNOg2k

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@CFNEM • Dec 24

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@CFNEM • Dec 21

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@CFNEM • Dec 20

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@CFNEM • Dec 20

Ever heard of an Anishinaabe Medicine Wheel? A $1,000 grant from the Straits Area Community Foundation, an... https://t.co/0gxIPL1Dj3

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@CFNEM • Dec 19

Applications for the CFNEM Community Impact, Youth Advisory Council (YAC) and Tobacco Grants are all due on... https://t.co/1D6f2tRPgx

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@CFNEM • Dec 15

Please "like" to help us welcome Patrick Heraghty to the Community Foundation, and to give almost-retired (3... https://t.co/2kozGi24m5

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@CFNEM • Dec 13

We sure hope Denise Rousseau enjoys this fun (and sweet smelling) gift! Program Director Julie Wiesen drew a name... https://t.co/KgBL9ogCC2

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@CFNEM • Dec 12

Snow lovers are probably LOVING this weather! In the spirit of snow, check out this photo: a $2,500 CFNEM... https://t.co/S7QQ0hORnp

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@CFNEM • Dec 5

The people of northeast Michigan are generous indeed! https://t.co/QsUrwAjOf3

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@CFNEM • Dec 5

Thank you to The Alpena News for this great story! https://t.co/TqIw21qWti

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@CFNEM • Dec 1

DRUMROLL PLEASE!! We are beyond thrilled to announce that #GivingTuesdayNEMI was a huge success, and raised over... https://t.co/mIZtTrPCKG

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@CFNEM • Nov 30

A HUGE "thank you" to everyone who gave yesterday on #GivingTuesdayNEMI! Each and every gift helped make the day... https://t.co/7MXMfSjZem

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