Otsego Community Foundation Celebrates Their Volunteers

Otsego Community Foundation Celebrates Their Volunteers

The Otsego Community Foundation (OCF) is celebrating its 25th anniversary, and Executive Director Dana Bensinger credits volunteers for the organization’s existence and continuing growth. “We have over 50 volunteers and each one of them helps achieve our updated...
Grant Spotlight: Healthy Water, Happy Students

Grant Spotlight: Healthy Water, Happy Students

During the Community Grant Program in 2018, the Youth Advisory Committee of the Gaylord Blue Devil Wellness Center proposed the addition of water filtration/bottle filling stations throughout the high school to promote water consumption for students and reduce plastic...
Grant Focus: Women’s Resource Center of Northern Michigan

Grant Focus: Women’s Resource Center of Northern Michigan

The Women’s Resource Center is committed to equality, justice, and the well-being of women. To that end, they will engage and encourage our community to work with them toward those goals. The Domestic Abuse and Sexual Assault Services Program for Otsego County...
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 Applications Now Open

Scholarship Applications Now Open

The Otsego Community Foundation is accepting scholarship applications for graduating seniors as well as current college students starting February 4, 2019. A total of 16 scholarships will be awarded, ranging from $500-$1,500. General scholarships, as well as areas of...
Community Grant Program is Now Open

Community Grant Program is Now Open

The Community Grant Program is now open and accepting applications until March 14th, 2019. This program is a collaborative effort made possible by Kiwanis Club of Gaylord, Munson Healthcare Otsego Memorial Hospital, Otsego Community Foundation, Otsego County United...
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...