Donor Advised Funds Come Together to Fund Makerspace

Donor Advised Funds Come Together to Fund Makerspace

The Otsego County Library submitted a grant application last year to help bring technology to the Makerspace room in the upstairs of the library. A Makerspace is a place where people can learn and create, encouraging them to think outside the box. The grant...
Monthly Gifts a Win-Win

Monthly Gifts a Win-Win

When it comes to charitable giving, you not only have many choices on where to give, but also how to give. Historically, if you look at nonprofit giving options, the menu included things like check, credit card, securities, IRA distribution, etc. While those are all...
Remembering Loved Ones -Making a Difference

Remembering Loved Ones -Making a Difference

“We wanted to make a difference in our community while remembering my brother and sister,” said Regan Quaal reflecting on the newly established Stephanie J. and Brian L. Quaal Mental Health Fund of the Otsego Community Foundation. “Both of my...
Exciting Extreevaganza News

Exciting Extreevaganza News

The Otsego Community Foundation board of directors unanimously voted to continue the premier charitable event, that has impacted the community for more than 20 years. “Instead of viewing current restrictions due to COVID-19 as barriers, we are using them as...
A Look Back at October 2000

A Look Back at October 2000

Above, Bill Dawson, former Executive Director of the Otsego Community Foundation was hired in the fall of 2000 and retired in 2010. We recently came across a newsletter from October 2000. Twenty years later while our work is similar, the impact and reach has grown....
YAC Alumnus Receives Young Women In Public Affairs Award

YAC Alumnus Receives Young Women In Public Affairs Award

Zonta District 15, which serves Michigan and part of Canada, awarded past Otsego Foundation Youth Advisory Committee President Hannah Johnston this year’s Young Women in Public Affairs Award. Congratulations, Hannah!   The goal of the Zonta International...