2018-06-09 / News

Community Foundation Awards Grants to Local Organizations

The Mackinac Island Community Foundation awarded $70,858.46 to nine nonprofit organizations this spring, and representatives for the recipient groups gathered at the office recently to receive the grants. From left: School Superintendent Bob Lohff received $25,000 on behalf of Mackinac Island Public School to improve building security; Aaron Riggs received $3,500 on behalf of First Robotics Competition Team to partially cover the expenses of registering for 2019 competitions; Anneke Myers received $16,688 on behalf of the city Recreation Committee to pay for a new kayak launch ramp and lodging for sports camp coaches; Alex Henlin represented First Robotics Competition Team; Ann Levy received $6,200 on behalf of Mackinac Horsemen’s Association to purchase a cell signal booster, provide intermediate riders with instruction, and host riders with a mock riding show; Sue Topham received $3,372 on behalf of Mackinac State Historic Parks to purchase picnic tables for the pavilion behind Fort Mackinac; Philip Rice received $4,200 on behalf of Mackinac Arts Council to provide a student overnight field trip to Art Prize in Grand Rapids and to host classical music programming; Stephanie McGreevy is the Mackinac Island Community Foundation executive director; Leanne Brodeur received $1,000 on behalf of Ste. Anne’s Church to provide weekly meals for summer employees and $5,000 for the Mackinac 4-H Horse Club for equipment and riding scholarships; Sam Barnwell received $1,900 on behalf of Mackinac Marine Rescue to purchase personal protective equipment; Janet Stingel received $3,698 on behalf of the Children’s Riding Academy to purchase equipment and provide riding scholarships to area students; Ashley Day is the project manager at the Mackinac Community Equestrian Center.

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