Six Ways to Make Your Giving Count Before 2021 Ends

Six Ways to Make Your Giving Count Before 2021 Ends

Now is a great time for giving. When you make a donation by December 31st to the Otsego Community Foundation, you aren’t just giving money—you’re creating positive impact that makes Otsego County better. Here are six ways to make the most of your year-end giving: 1....
Making Christmas Wishes Come True

Making Christmas Wishes Come True

Our team at the Otsego Community Foundation (OCF) has the very special privilege of working with some of the area’s most generous people, assisting with their local philanthropy.  “Most people know OCF grants touch many lives. But what is more on the down low is...
Grant Seekers Information Session

Grant Seekers Information Session

There will be a Grant Seekers information session at 4:00 pm on Tuesday, January 4th, in person in the upstairs meeting room of the Otsego County Library or via Zoom. This informational session is for nonprofits, educators and government agencies considering...
Youth Shotgun Program a Success

Youth Shotgun Program a Success

This summer, twelve Otsego County youths ages 11-16 participated in the the first Youth Shotgun Program at the Northland Sportsmen’s Club, funded by the Mark Brown Fund of the Otsego Community Foundation. The Mark Brown Fund was established by Mark’s friend...
The OCF Welcomes Patty Urban to the Team

The OCF Welcomes Patty Urban to the Team

Over the past five years, the Otsego Community Foundation has experienced great growth. The workload both with gifts received and grants awarded has steadily increased, along with the community leadership initiatives. The board of directors has been monitoring the...
Making an IRA Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD) in 2021

Making an IRA Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD) in 2021

The Cares Act suspension of required minimum distribution (RMD) has not been extended into 2021. If you are 70 ½ and older, you can donate up to $100,000 in IRA assets directly to the Community Foundation without taking the distribution into taxable income....
Join Up North Impact

Join Up North Impact

What is Up North Impact? We are an active giving circle under the umbrella of the Otsego Community Foundation aimed at gathering people who are interested in getting involved in philanthropy and engaging them in the community through group volunteering events,...
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...