On June 16th, the Otsego Community Foundation hosted it’s Corporate Partner Summit at the beautiful Sojourn Resort. During the summit, four local organizations reported on how the OCF impacted them. Those in attendance heard from Melissa McDonald with Hospice of Michigan, who reported on the wE-Connect virtual care and companionship at end of life program; Lisa Marie Tobin of Gaylord Area Council for the Arts and the importance of a capacity grant that allowed them to hire an executive assistant; Doug Robinson with Northern Michigan Veterans Coalition, on how receiving unrestricted funds helped local veterans with needs; and Mandy Bolen, principle of North Ohio Elementary on the multiple programs that have been funded through the OCF.
“With the support of Corporate Partners, the OCF is able to run multiple programs, including the Nonprofit Exchange, Community Grant Program, Donor Services and much more. It is because of these partners in philanthropy that we can accomplish the mission of the OCF.” noted Karin Beyer, OCF Community Liaison.
“Traditional sponsorships are transactional, while corporate partnerships magnify the generosity of the business community and lead to transformational results.” stated Dana Bensinger, OCF Executive Director.
To view all the pictures from the Corporate Partner Summit and why they are partners please click here.