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...
OCF Receives Kiwanis Club of Gaylord Award

OCF Receives Kiwanis Club of Gaylord Award

On Thursday, September 23rd , Dana Bensinger, OCF Executive Director, and Karin Beyer, OCF Director of Community Philanthropy, were guests at the Kiwanis Club of Gaylord awards dinner. That evening the OCF received the first ever Community Enrichment Award from the...
YAC Proactive Grant: 6 Tips to Help Teens Cope With Stress

YAC Proactive Grant: 6 Tips to Help Teens Cope With Stress

In January of this year, the Youth Advisory Committee administered a Youth Needs Survey to area youth ages 12-18. Results are in, and the overwhelming main issue youth in our community feel effects them is mental health. From stress, cyberbullying, pressure to succeed...
Grants That Will Make An Impact on Education

Grants That Will Make An Impact on Education

Sharpen your pencils and grab your backpack. As the new school year starts, teachers and students will benefit from multiple grants made possible through the OCF. Following is an overview of some of those grants: Adopt a Classroom The purpose of Adopt a Classroom is...
Seeking Team Member

Seeking Team Member

The Otsego Community Foundation (OCF) is seeking a qualified individual to join our team as an administrative assistant. The OCF provides a positive, efficient and effective working environment for people wishing to share their talents to help advance the...
Grant Spotlight: Leadership Otsego County Mural Project

Grant Spotlight: Leadership Otsego County Mural Project

This spring, Leadership Otsego County applied for a grant during the Community Grant Program to fund a mural on the west-facing wall of the Chamber of Commerce building as their class project. They unveiled the rough draft mural during the grant presentations in March...