Grant Focus: Women’s Resource Center of Northern Michigan

Grant Focus: Women’s Resource Center of Northern Michigan

The Women’s Resource Center is committed to equality, justice, and the well-being of women. To that end, they will engage and encourage our community to work with them toward those goals. The Domestic Abuse and Sexual Assault Services Program for Otsego County...
Volunteer Spotlight on Bill and Liz Forreider

Volunteer Spotlight on Bill and Liz Forreider

What attracted you to becoming involved with the OCF? Bill – The opportunity to impact varying needs within the community. Coming from years of service helping to protect our natural resources, I started to realize that my passion to help and serve extended...
Scholarship Spotlight: Freel Family Scholarship Fund

Scholarship Spotlight: Freel Family Scholarship Fund

“My commitment is to my hometown where I grew up…” Patrice Freel lives in Marblehead, Massachusetts, but still calls Gaylord “home.” Her mother was a teacher and her father served on the School Board of Gaylord Community Schools for many years. “Our family has always...
What an Enchanted Evening: Extreevaganza 2018

What an Enchanted Evening: Extreevaganza 2018

With a room full of flickering Christmas lights, evergreens and holiday cheer, Extreevaganza: an Enchanted Evening raised $38,000 for the Community Fund of The Otsego Community Foundation. Treetops Resort Convention Center was magically transformed into a Christmas...
Funding Impact: Habitat for Humanity

Funding Impact: Habitat for Humanity

Having served Otsego County for the past 25 years, Habitat for Humanity’s story continues to grow. The organization inspires, provides hope, empowers, educates, supports, and ultimately provides a hand up vs. a hand out. Their vision, “a world where everyone has a...