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...
OCF “Rebrand”

OCF “Rebrand”

GAYLORD–The Otsego County Community Foundation is marking its 25th year with a new name and a new look. Dana Bensinger, executive director, invites the community to celebrate this exciting transition for the organization, now called the Otsego Community...