Volunteer Spotlight–Stacey Kosch

Volunteer Spotlight–Stacey Kosch

  Our last OCF Volunteer Spotlight of 2023 features Stacey Kosch. Stacey volunteers as an Extreevaganza Ambassador. Along with the other twelve Ambassadors, her contributions and hard work behind the scenes make Extreevaganza a success every year. Extreevaganza,...
The Don Skop Memorial Scholarship Fund Turns 25

The Don Skop Memorial Scholarship Fund Turns 25

In 1998, Don Skop, a lifelong resident of Otsego County, was killed in a tragic accident while on the job at the Otsego County Road Commission garage. To honor his memory, his wife, son, daughter, friends, neighbors, and several fellow Otsego Road Commission...
Otsego Career Access Network Update

Otsego Career Access Network Update

In 2023, after years of behind-the-scenes work, the Otsego Career Access Network (OCAN) moved from the planning phase to the implementation phase of its program. Since its inception, the OCF has served as the anchor organization for OCAN. Earlier this year, OCAN was...
6 Tips to Maximize your Philanthropy

6 Tips to Maximize your Philanthropy

As 2023 ends and we celebrate the holiday season with friends and family, it is hard not to be grateful for the last year at the Otsego Community Foundation. Our programming and grants helped preserve Otsego County’s natural resources, assisted high school graduates...
2023 Community Grant Program

2023 Community Grant Program

The 2024 Community Grant Program application opens on January 3, 2024, and closes on February 1, 2024. To assist you with the application process and submission preparation, we have one more information session at the Otsego County Library at 4 p.m. on December 12th....
2023 Site Visits

2023 Site Visits

On a gloomy October morning, nine of us piled into the E-free Church van (Thank you, Board Member and Grant Committee member Brian Switalski.) for the annual Community Grant Program site visits. The Community Grant Program is a collaborative effort of local funders...
Volunteer Spotlight–Joe Marsiglia

Volunteer Spotlight–Joe Marsiglia

In November, we honor our Veterans on the 11th day of this 11th month. In this month’s OCF Volunteer Spotlight, we want to highlight one of our OCF Volunteers who also serves in the military—Joe Marsiglia. Joe is a Michigan native who moved to Gaylord in 1987 and...
The Veteran’s Day Celebration Fund Turns 5!

The Veteran’s Day Celebration Fund Turns 5!

For the past twenty-six years, the students at Gaylord Middle School (GMS) have held a Veteran’s Day Celebration to honor those who have served in our military in wartime or peacetime. Local veterans and their spouses are invited as GMS students and staff pay tribute...
2023 Extreevaganza Nonprofit Nominations

2023 Extreevaganza Nonprofit Nominations

We are launching a two-day campaign for community members to nominate a nonprofit to receive a $5,000 grant that will be awarded the night of Extreevaganza. Nominations will be received from November 7 at 8 a.m. to November 9 at noon. One nomination per person,...