Fund Spotlight: Lampert Family Fund

Fund Spotlight: Lampert Family Fund

In 1985, Scott and Janice Lampert relocated to Gaylord from Denver. The move was inspired by a job transfer for Scott, a petroleum engineer with NICOR Drilling Company. The young couple was up for an adventure that would most likely be a sojourn or temporary...
Extreme Power Sports Gives Back Big

Extreme Power Sports Gives Back Big

The Otsego County business community has a reputation for being extremely generous to local charities, and, despite the unknowns with the pandemic, business owners continue to share. This spring, Extreme Power Sports is a prime example of that generosity. Like so many...
Encouraging the Next Generation of Dreamers

Encouraging the Next Generation of Dreamers

Every time a new fund is established at the OCF, there is a unique story with a common theme of connection to people and place.  The latest fund, the Captain John Nicholson Fund is no exception.   John Nicholson was born in Lansing and raised on a farm...
Reflections From Our Executive Director

Reflections From Our Executive Director

Can it be January 2021? For those of you who know me, know I love seasons. Whether winter, spring, summer or fall, each has special characteristics and there is no time better than the present to snuggle in and reflect on the previous year. It is through this process,...
Monthly Gifts a Win-Win

Monthly Gifts a Win-Win

When it comes to charitable giving, you not only have many choices on where to give, but also how to give. Historically, if you look at nonprofit giving options, the menu included things like check, credit card, securities, IRA distribution, etc. While those are all...