YAC Alumnus – Where Are They Now?: Mariah Beyer

YAC Alumnus – Where Are They Now?: Mariah Beyer

Name:  Mariah Beyer Year Graduated: 2010 High School. Masters Program 2018 School: St Mary Cathedral High School, Undergrad: Oakland University, Masters: University of Phoenix: Secondary Education (Science and Physical Education) What was your favorite part about...
Giving Together Celebration

Giving Together Celebration

On May 20th, the Community Funding Partners hosted an event under the Pavilion On Court to celebrate this year’s Community Grant Program. What an uplifting hour to bring both the funders and the grantees together to listen, learn and share with each other the...
Together, We Did More!

Together, We Did More!

Oh, what an hour we had at this year’s 100+ Women Who Care! How exciting it was to have over 100 women with a heart for giving and wanting to give back to the community register for this year’s hybrid event. During a time of great need, this was an impactful...
Extreme Power Sports Gives Back Big

Extreme Power Sports Gives Back Big

The Otsego County business community has a reputation for being extremely generous to local charities, and, despite the unknowns with the pandemic, business owners continue to share. This spring, Extreme Power Sports is a prime example of that generosity. Like so many...
2021 Kevin Reynolds Achievement Award Recipient: Bill Forreider

2021 Kevin Reynolds Achievement Award Recipient: Bill Forreider

Each year, the Otsego Community Foundation board of directors nominate a fellow board member to receive the Kevin Reynolds Achievement Award. Kevin served as a member of the board for 10 years, between 2005 to 2014. This award was established in 2014 and is presented...
Celebrating Youth Advisory Committee Graduating Seniors

Celebrating Youth Advisory Committee Graduating Seniors

Will the Youth Advisory Committee miss our graduating seniors? The answer is a huge YES! Their knowledge and love for community has made them outstanding members of this dynamic group. When they leave, they will be leaving gigantic shoes to fill, but they have been...
Together We Can Do More…Join Us for 100+ Women Who Care

Together We Can Do More…Join Us for 100+ Women Who Care

What is 100+ Women Who Care? Over one hundred women meet once a year for one hour and agree to donate $100 each to a local charity or charities that are nominated by and voted on by the membership. That means over $10,000 is invested in local charities right here in...
Celebrate Volunteers

Celebrate Volunteers

Definition of the word “volunteer”: A person who voluntarily offers himself or herself for a service or undertaking.A person who performs a service willingly and without pay. Volunteers are worth their weight in gold and an important resource for any...
Survey: Child Care in Otsego County

Survey: Child Care in Otsego County

Could you take a few moments to help gather information on the child care available in Otsego County? Accessible and affordable childcare is a barrier faced by families, and the ALICE (asset limited income constrained, employed) report released yesterday...
Reflections on Nine Years

Reflections on Nine Years

  As the executive director of a nonprofit, I report to the board of directors. That means that depending on the size of the board, I have had 7-17 bosses at any given time in the last nine and a half years. Lucky for me, the OCF board nomination process has...