Remembering Loved Ones -Making a Difference

Remembering Loved Ones -Making a Difference

“We wanted to make a difference in our community while remembering my brother and sister,” said Regan Quaal reflecting on the newly established Stephanie J. and Brian L. Quaal Mental Health Fund of the Otsego Community Foundation. “Both of my...
A Look Back at October 2000

A Look Back at October 2000

Above, Bill Dawson, former Executive Director of the Otsego Community Foundation was hired in the fall of 2000 and retired in 2010. We recently came across a newsletter from October 2000. Twenty years later while our work is similar, the impact and reach has grown....
COVID-19 Response Fund Future Endeavors

COVID-19 Response Fund Future Endeavors

The first four months of the COVID-19 Response Fund mirrored the local ebbs and flows of the virus.  Spikes of  multiple transactions, including gifts coming into the fund from generous donors and grants awarded out weekly to fund local nonprofits experiencing...
Gaylord Area Council for the Arts New Program

Gaylord Area Council for the Arts New Program

Thanks to a grant from the James H. Richardson Memorial Fund of the Otsego Community Foundation, the Gaylord Area Council for the Arts is holding a series of live concerts on GACA’s Facebook page. You’ll be able to listen to and comment on weekly live concerts from...
Three Opportunities for You to Help During COVID-19

Three Opportunities for You to Help During COVID-19

As I type this letter, our local situation with COVID-19 is ever evolving.   We are all feeling the roller-coaster ride of highs and lows – those with, those without, those working more hours than ever or those not working at all.  At the OCF, we have received...