Since 1974, the Community Foundation for Northeast Michigan has helped those who care about communities turn their passion into purpose and create stories through their charitable giving. Through the generosity of our donors, and the carefully-guided investment strategy of CFNEM and its af iliate foundations, we are able to provide essential funding throughout our service area. We hope you will pass this book along to someone else to help share these stories and inspire new ones. We look forward to telling generations-worth of stories from our communities, all in support of the places and people we love. Visit to learn more. Stories are meant to be shared.