Connecting people who care to the causes that matter

Otsego County is known for its generous business community.  Everywhere you look local businesses sponsor events, support initiatives and simply give back. Often times businesses want to give, but lack the connection to causes.  More and more businesses are turning to the Otsego County Community Foundation to find out how they can be most impactful with their charitable goals.

“We work closely with local nonprofits and have a pulse on the areas of greatest need, where to make the most impact, as well as organizations specific wishes.” Dana Bensinger, OCCF Executive Director.

Recently the OCCF was able to connect Huntington Bank with the Community Giving Program (an effort to provide Christmas to families).   Huntington Bank is dedicated to giving back.  They have a current initiative to touch the lives of low income families.  Nick Florian, Northern Michigan Community President, set up a meeting with the OCCF to explore ways to make a difference in the lives of those less fortunate.

“I knew the Community Giving Program was without a sponsor for the clothing portion, and as I listened to Nick it seemed like the program would meet the goals of Huntington Bank. ” noted Bensinger

“Huntington Bank is proud to invest in our communities.  The Otsego County Community Giving Program was a perfect fit to make an impact with basic necessities for our citizens.  Our partnership with the Otsego County Community Foundation was instrumental in convening leaders to raise awareness regarding this effort.” stated Nick Florian.