Family of Funds

For good. For ever.

The Marshall Community Foundation was established more than 50 years ago to ensure the Marshall area remains a wonderful place to live, work and raise a family... not just today, but forever.

We do this by:
  • Attracting permanently endowed funds from a wide range of individuals
  • Partnering with area non-profits toward success
  • Helping our fellow Community members achieve their charitable goals, and being mindful to carry out the intention of our donors.

Hundreds of individuals, families, businesses and organizations have created charitable legacies by establishing funds at the Marshall Community Foundation. We are honored to steward these donations, and grateful to partner with donors to meet their philanthropic goals.

Funds by Type

Unrestricted Funds are established to support the emerging, changing and evolving needs of the community, now and into the future.

Unrestricted Fund. The Fund for Marshall was established to support the emerging, changing, evolving needs of the community now and in the future. In 1993 through 2002, Named Funds were established within the Fund for Marshall, commemorating the lives of those who donated a permanent gift of $3,000 or more.

Unrestricted Fund. The Mark and Susan Stuart Family Fund was established by Mark and Susan Stuart to support the emerging, changing, evolving needs of the community now and in the future.

Marshall is home to a number of strong non-profit organizations that serve a wide range of our Community’s needs. In turn, the Community Foundation holds a number of agency and donor designated funds that support the work of these agencies.

Agency Fund. The Administrative Fund for MCF was established to support the administration/operation of the Marshall Community Foundation. In 2015, it was renamed the Anderson Administrate Fund for Sherry Anderson, in honor of her retirement after 15 years as MCF Executive Director.

Donor Designated Fund. The Jennefer Bachelder Fund was established by family and friends of Jennefer Bachelder, devoted and distinguished educator in the Marshall Public Schools. The earnings from this fund shall supplement the annual budgeted allocation for, but not limited to, Math and Accelerated Reading materials and trainings for Walters Elementary School, and not for general purposes for MPS.

Donor Designated Fund. The Battle Creek Boy Choir Fund was established by a bequest from Charles Stauffer to provide quality musical experiences and training for boys 8 to 14 in the Battle Creek/Marshall Area.

Agency Fund. The Doc Boelter Outdoor Youth Safety Education Fund was established by the Wayne B. Fitch Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 138 to use for charitable endeavors relating to Youth and Outdoor safety.

Agency Fund. The Brass Band of Battle Creek Fund was established to support the musical endeavors of the Battle Creek Brass Band.

Donor Designated Fund. The Brooks Memorial Fountain Fund was established by Mrs. Dorothy Hess Lockett. Because of fond childhood memories for the fountain, Dorothy wanted future generations to be able to enjoy it. The earnings from this fund will be used to assist with the preservation and restoration of the Brooks Memorial Fountain in Marshall , Michigan.

Agency Fund. The Calhoun Conservation District Fund was established to support and sustain programming for natural history study, conservation education, and to maintain and protect the nature sanctuaries, natural areas, and forest preserves in Calhoun County.

Donor Designated Fund. The Church Family Memorial Fund was originally established with Marshall Public Schools in July 1996 by the Church Family in memory of Marie A. Church and in recognition of William S. Church, distinguished educators in the Marshall Public School System. It is used to enhance the Library and reading material for Gordon Elementary School .

Donor Designated Fund. The Charles and Shirley Cook Sister Cities Fund was established by Charles and Shirley Cook for the purpose of advancing the relationship between the City of Marshall, MI and Koko-cho, Japan , so that its citizens develop a greater awareness, understanding and appreciation of the cultural and historical values of the two communities and their respective countries.

Agency Fund. The Fountain Clinic Fund was established to support the Fountain Clinic’s mission to help those who have no health insurance and cannot afford needed medical care. Resources are used to provide physician services, diagnostic testing, and medications for patients served.

Agency Fund. The Glowing Embers Girl Scouts of Marshall Fund was established to support the charitable endeavors of the Glowing Embers Girl Scout Council, Inc.

Agency Fund. The Governor’s Mansion Museum Fund was established by the Mary Marshall Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. The fund will be used to support the operations of the Governor’s Mansion and Museum, including but not limited to, general operations, utilities, upkeep, staffing, programming, exhibits, training and museum-related conferences, repairs and restorations of appropriate historical standards, and additions and changes for the structure and museum needs.

Donor Designated Fund. The Charles Frederick Johnston Fund was established by his family and friends to honor his memory. Charles enjoyed learning and was an avid reader. In recent years, he became dedicated to genealogical research tracing both his and wife Dona’s ancestors to the early 15th century, spending many hours at the library. This fund will honor Charles by supporting the Marshall District Library’s mission, including but not limited to, serving as a leader in the community, fostering collaborative partnerships, and providing educational, recreational, and technological services in a safe and welcoming environment.

Donor Designated Fund. The Ketchum Park Improvement Fund was established by Dick and Mary Brown to assist in preserving the cherished city park. The fund will be used for major new projects and initiatives and/or restoration of existing projects, such as but not limited to Kids Kingdom, and is not intended for general purposes and/or ongoing maintenance such as weekly, monthly or annual upkeep.

Donor Designated Fund. The Kinderhaus Montessori Children’s Fund was established by James and Nancy Cracraft, longtime residents of Marshall and passionate supporters of the Kinderhaus Montessori School. It is the Cracraft’s desire to assist children with the opportunity to develop their potential in a safe and prepared environment. This fund help fulfill that desire by providing assistance to children (6 weeks through 6 years) and their families who wish to attend Kinderhaus Montessori but demonstrate financial need and/or genuine extenuating financial circumstances.

Agency Fund. The Robert and Elaine Lund Memorial Fund was established by the American Museum of Magic, Inc. in order to preserve, protect and expand the collection owned by the Museum, including without limitation, the Museums collection contained in the Lund Memorial Library, and to fund the operating expenses of the Museum. These activities will continue the tradition of excellence established by Robert and Elaine Lund.

Donor Designated Fund. The Marshall Christmas Decoration Fund was established by the Marshall Area Chamber of Commerce to support the maintenance and replacement of holiday lighting apparatus and other Holiday Parade related expenses.

Agency Fund. The Marshall Civic Center Trust Fund was established by the Marshall Civic Center Trust, Inc. to preserve, renovate and maintain the Joyce and Lucy Franke Center for the Arts.

Donor Designated Fund. The Marshall Civic Players Fund was established by a bequest from Charles Stauffer to support the operations of the Marshall Civic Players.

Agency Fund. The Marshall Historical Society Fund was established by the Marshall Historical Society to support grants for the purpose of funding the preservation and maintenance of the GAR Hall, Honolulu House and Capitol Hill School Museums; to acquire, organize, preserve and maintain Marshall area records and photographs; and to encourage the protection of other historical structures or sites within the City of Marshall, by acquisition of facade easements or other means.

Scholarship Fund. The Marshall Music Fund was established in memory of Tony Elms by friends and family to promote programming in all fields of music in the Marshall Public Schools.

Donor Designated Fund. The Marshall Public Schools Chadderdon Music Fund was established by the Class of 1952 for the enhancement, restoration and maintenance of the District owned musical instruments within the Marshall Middle School and Marshall High School.

Agency Fund. The Marshall Public Schools Fund was established by Marshall Public Schools to fund and support the projects and needs of the Marshall Public Schools .

Agency Fund. The Marshall Rotary Band established this fund for the purpose of supporting, enhancing, and promoting the performances and rehearsals of the Marshall Rotary Band, including, but not limited to, operating costs, maintenance and replacement of equipment, performance venues as well as purchase of new equipment or venues.

Donor Designated Fund. The Elizabeth McAfee Memorial Fund was established by the family of Elizabeth McAfee, a loved and respected member of the Marshall area and an active volunteer in many community programs. The fund will be used to address the needs of the Fountain Clinic and the Food Bank of South Central Michigan, continuing the legacy of Betty's giving spirit for future generations.

Donor Designated Fund. The Vyda Mumby Tribute Fund was originally established in December 1988 between Marshall Public Schools and Vyda Mumby, long time Marshall Resident and educator. In June of 2001, Marshall Public Schools voted to have the Foundation hold the funds. The Vyda Mumby Tribute Fund is used for Marshall Elementary Schools classroom materials.

Donor Designated Fund. The Karen M. Nickels Equestrian Fund was established in loving memory of Karen Nickels, by her family. The fund will be used for the purpose of supporting the activities of the MPS Equestrian Club.

Donor Designated Fund. The Karen M. Nickels Memorial fund was established by the family of Karen Nickels, beloved mother and wife. The Fund will be used for students with special needs at Walters Elementary School.

Donor Designated Fund. The Oaklawn Hospital Fund was established by Morris Stulberg and other Marshall residents to support the operations of the Oaklawn Hospital, or to be reinvested at the discretion of Oaklawn Hospital .

Donor Designated Fund. The Shellenberger and Brown Family Fund was established by the Shellenberger and Brown Families for the purpose of assisting with the funding for a health care position (nurse, RN/LPN) at the Marshall Fountain Clinic.

Donor Designated Fund. The Stonehall Fund was established by Charles Lang and Sandra Tartaglia. It is their desire to provide support to the Marshall Community Foundation itself for office facilities and administrative expenses to help it achieve its charitable mission of granting to Marshall and the surrounding area for emerging, ever changing, evolving and even constant needs of the community now and in the future.

Donor Designated Fund. The Tekonsha Township Library Fund was established with a bequest by Harvey Randall to the Marshall Community Foundation. Mr. Randall was a long time resident of Tekonsha and, along with his brother, founded Randall Beans, from which the Tekonsha annual "Bean Day" has become synonymous. This fund will be used to address the needs of the Tekonsha Township Library and will have a lasting impact on the Tekonsha community for generations to come.

Non-Endowed Agency Fund. The Wilder Creek Conservation Club Fund was established by the Wilder Creek Conservation Club to further and advance the cause of conservation in all its phases, to perpetuate and conserve our minerals, water, soil, air and forest resources and to encourage the proper management and enjoyment of our total environment and to cultivate and diffuse a spirit of good fellowship among sportsmen.

Established as an alternative to direct giving or creating a private foundation, Donor Advised Funds offer administrative convenience and the flexibility to recommend grants from your fund over time.

Donor Advised Fund.  The James and Sandra Dobbins Donor Advised Fund was established by the Dobbins to enrich the lives of the Marshall Community by supporting charitable organizations.

Donor Advised Fund. The Marsha and Tom Franke Fund was established by Marsha and Tom Franke to provide support for a Comprehensive District Professional Development Program for teachers, administrators and staff of the Marshall Public Schools

Donor Advised Fund.  The Tom and Lucy Franke Marshall Fund was established by Tom and Lucy Franke to enrich the lives of the Marshall Community by supporting charitable scientific, literary or educational endeavors.  At such time as the Fund ceases to have an Advisor, the Advised Fund shall become a Donor Designated Fund of the Foundation.  Income shall be distributed from the Fund to Marshall Public Schools for the purpose of school safety initiatives.

Donor Advised Fund. The Fund for Women and Children was established by a family in the community who wished to enrich the lives of the Marshall Community by supporting charitable organizations assisting women and children undergoing significant financial, personal, or medical hardships.

Donor Advised Fund. The Groesbeck Family Donor Advised Fund was established by Cheryl Groesbeck to enrich the lives of the Marshall Community by supporting charitable scientific, literary or educational endeavors.

Donor Advised Fund. The Hayes-Washburn Fund for the Visual Arts was established by Elizabeth (Betty Bea) Washburn to continue and expand the interests of Muriel Hayes, an educator and philanthropist, who had bequeathed to the Marshall Middle School Art Department Fund. The Fund provides support for programs, such as, visiting artists, visiting art exhibits, tours to art institutes and centers, scholarships for classes at art centers and purchasing supplies for enrichment classes.

Donor Advised Fund. The Jay and Karen Larson Donor Advised Fund was established by Jay and Karen Larson to enrich the lives of the Marshall Community by recommending grants to be used for charitable scientific, literary or educational purposes for the benefit of those citizens of the Marshall area.

Donor Advised Fund. The Richard and Phyllis Rabbideau Donor Advised Fund was established by the Rabbideaus to enrich the lives of the Marshall Community by supporting charitable organizations.

Donor Advised Fund. The Roy and Martha Rocco Farm Fund was established by Martha Rocco to enrich the lives of the Marshall community by recommending grants to be used for charitable purposes with a focus on health and the arts in the Marshall area and the surrounding communities.

Donor Advised Fund. The Walters-Dimmick Charities Fund was established by Walters-Dimmick Petroleum for the purpose of annually selecting and supporting a recipient charity and/or charities.

Field of Interest Funds allow donors to identify a broad area of personal interest in which to support. In turn, the Foundation awards grants from the funds to area non-profit agencies and charitable programs with needs that reflect the Fund’s specific parameters.

Field of Interest Fund. The Class of 1957 Fund was established by the Marshall High School Graduating Class of 1957. Each year the class determines what charitable endeavor to support with the annual disbursement.

Field of Interest Fund. The Class of 2001 Fund was established by the Marshall High School Graduating Class of 2001. Each year the class determines what charitable endeavor to support with the annual disbursement.

Field of Interest Fund (Human Services). The Exchange Club of Marshall Fund was established by the Exchange Club of Marshall to address the needs of the Marshall Area in the field of Human Services, particularly the needs of children in Marshall and the surrounding area.

Field of Interest Fund (Health). The Healthy Youth and Healthy Seniors Fund was established by an award to the State of Michigan from the Tobacco Industries, to be invested in Community Foundations. The funds are used to award grants to support community efforts by Schools, Public Health and other Non-Profits organizations to both prevent and treat smoking and promote healthy life styles in youth and seniors in Calhoun County.

Field of Interest Fund (Human Services). The Jam for the Cure Fund was established by Theresa Chaney-Huggett to support non-profit organizations which in turn provide direct support to Calhoun County residents diagnosed with cancer. Resources available for distribution can be used by these organizations to help patients with medical expenses needed for cancer treatment and recovery, including such things as travel for treatment, prescriptions and medical equipment purchases, for example. Jam for the Cure was the idea of Theresa’s late husband, Ken Huggett. Ken was a life-long Marshall resident and musician who was diagnosed with cancer in 2008 and passed away in May 2010. Ken’s premise for the Jam was that he wanted to create a music fundraiser that the whole family could enjoy, where everyone was welcome. His legacy will continue through this fund.

Field of Interest Fund (Community Development). The Kinter Family Fund was established by Michael Kinter and his family to support grants for the purpose of enriching the quality of life in Marshall and the surrounding area and by connecting people, resources and needs, thereby strengthening the community.

Field of Interest Fund (Youth). The Marshall Area Youth Fund was established by matching funds from the Kellogg Foundation. The funds are used by the YAC (Youth Advisory Council) to grant to Youth Oriented Projects.

Field of Interest Fund. The Meyer Children’s Fund was established by Heather and Ryan Meyer to provide support to non-profits that financially assist the families of Marshall area children (up to age 21, or children of former Marshall Public School graduates, diagnosed with a serious illness during their challenging journey. The Meyer’s believe the Marshall community is filled with individuals who truly care and want to help.

Field of Interest Fund (Community Development). The Patricia Phelan Fund was established by Patricia Phelan for the purpose of funding those that strive for measurable community improvements in the arts, development, education, health, social services, and other areas of community need. In this way, the Patricia Phelan Fund will improve the community now and for all times.

Field of Interest Fund. The Brett Reynolds Memorial Fund for Firearms Safety was established by Robert and Janet Reynolds, in memory of their son, Brett, who lost his life in a firearms accident. The fund is used to purchase and distribute trigger locks and other firearm safety devices for firearm safety programs in the Marshall area.

Scholarships provide resources to individuals interested in pursuing enrichment, advanced training or higher education opportunities. Scholarships available at the Marshall Community Foundation allow countless individuals – with varying GPAs, financial status or community involvement – achieve their enrichment and educational goals!

Scholarship Fund. The AAUW Patrice Elms Scholarship was established by the Marshall Chapter of the American Association of University Women in Honor of Member Patrice Elms. It is awarded each year to a Marshall High School graduating senior who demonstrates initiative, positive personal characteristics and a strong work ethic and who plans to attend a 4-year institution.

Scholarship Fund. The Al and Marge Bassage Exchange Club of Marshall Scholarship was established by The Exchange Club of Marshall to award Marshall High School seniors who are selected as recipients for the “Youth of the Month” program, which runs from October to March. National headquarters provides the topic for the essay and students are selected from the senior class at the discretion of the “Youth Director”. A “Need Scholarship” is also given on the basis of need and community involvement. In 2015, the name was changed to memorialize Al and Marge Bassage, who were actively involved in the Exchange Club for years.

Scholarship Fund. The Nicole Marie Burmeister Scholarship was established by the Burmeister Family in memory of Nicole, Marshall High School Class of 2003 graduate. Nicole’s Scholarship is a reminder of the many lives she touched, making such a positive difference. It is awarded each year to a Marshall High School graduating senior seeking a degree at a two- or four-year institution as a full time student. Applicants should exhibit Nicole’s personal traits of persistence, a willingness to help others, a willingness to try and a love of the outdoors and life. GPA is not a determining factor.

Scholarship Fund. The Dorothy Goddard Capman Poetry Award was established by Donald R. Capman and Diana Capman Dolan in Honor of their Mother, who was a poet throughout her life. Dorothy would write poems of prayer, introspection, and fun or to honored people she loved for any special occasion. Dorothy always thought that public education put far too little emphasis upon the written word. She would often muse, “Wouldn't it be wonderful if poets got awards in schools, like athletes do! I think it's just as remarkable to write a poem as it is to catch a football.” The awards are given to Marshall Public School students in grades 5th - 8th.

Scholarship Fund. The Don and Ruth Chadderdon Music Scholarship was established in honor of Don Chadderdon by many of his former music students. Don, who was the music teacher and director for Marshall High School between 1940 and 1960, had a large impact on a number of students which resulted in a good number of them pursuing music careers after high school, into college and beyond. The Scholarship is awarded to a Marshall High School student or previous graduate who is pursuing additional or supplemental music education, or who is pursuing an instrumental music career in teaching or performance.

Scholarship Fund. The Phillip R. Clissold Vocal Music Scholarship was established by friends and family of Phillip R. Clissold to honor him at his retirement. Phillip was a highly respected and talented music teacher in the Marshall Public Schools and had been an inspiration to music students for many years. The scholarship is available to provide assistance to Marshall Public Schools choir students in grades 7-11 who plan to attend an accredited summer vocal music camp. Western Michigan University or Wolverine Camps are preferred but others will be considered.

Scholarship Fund. The Ella "Gwen" Collins Nursing Scholarship was established by Charles Collins and family in memory of Ella “Gwen” Collins. Mrs. Collins served as a government nurse during World War II where she provided nursing services at the Detroit Children’s Hospital, Ypsilanti State Hospital and the Willow Run Industrial Plant. After the war, she was employed at Battle Creek ’s Community Hospital until she retired from full-time nursing to raise her family. Mrs. Collins maintained her nursing license throughout her life. The Scholarship is awarded to a Marshall High School graduating seniors, former graduates, or previous Ella “Gwen” Collins Nursing Scholarship recipients who plans to enroll to an accredited nursing program.

Scholarship Fund. The John and Susan Collins Historic Preservation Scholarship was established by Susan Collins in memory of her husband John Collins, who was a significant leader of the preservation movement in the Midwest and especially in Michigan. Among his many accomplishments, John was a Board Member of the Historical Society of Michigan for 12 years and served as President from 1977-1979. He also spent 13 years as a member of the Michigan Historical Commission. John was responsible for the first walking tour of the historic homes in Marshall and for his locally famous cemetery tours which he conducted three times each summer for 17 years. John worked with Historic Preservation graduate students from Eastern Michigan, Ball State, Boston, and Notre Dame Universities, often bringing them to Marshall for tours. The Scholarship will be awarded to a student pursuing a degree in Historic Preservation. This Scholarship is not yet offered.

Scholarship Fund. The Clyde and Marian Connelly Music Scholarship was established by a bequest from Clyde and Marian Connelly to the Marshall Community Foundation. It was their desire to assist talented students pursuing music curriculum at higher institutions of learning. The scholarship is awarded each year to former graduates of Branch and Calhoun Counties High Schools who are in their Junior or Senior year of College and have a major or minor in music. The Connelly’s will be remembered long into the future by the scholarship bearing their name enriching the lives of many.

Scholarship Fund. The Coury and Kesselring Natural Resources Scholarship was established by the Calhoun Conservation District in honor of Jim Coury and Dan Kesselring, for their many years of service with the National Resources Conservation Service, a agency of the US Department of Agriculture. The scholarship is awarded to Calhoun County residents or previous recipients seeking to further their education in Natural Resources or a related field at any Michigan College or University. Qualifying applicants may begin education at a 2 year institution with plans to complete at a 4 institution. A minimum GPA of 2.5 is required.

Scholarship Fund. The Jacob Dannenberg Education Enrichment Scholarship was originally established in September 2006 in memory of Jacob by his family as the Jacob Dannenberg Class of 2015 Fund to assist the students of the Class of 2015 with field trips and other special projects. Upon the graduation of Jacob’s class, the purpose of the fund changed to assist Marshall Public Schools Elementary Educators with field trips or other programs, materials or equipment which directly benefits the education experience for their students.

Scholarship Fund. The Judy Lutz Davidson Memorial Scholarship was established in loving memory of Judy by her family and friends. Judy work for many years as a legal secretary and this scholarship will assist others to obtain that same goal. Specific criteria has not yet been established.

Scholarship Fund. The Richard and Anita Drake Scholarship was established by Dick and Anita Drake, longtime residents of the Marshall Area, to assist dedicated and hard working students. The scholarship is awarded each year to a Marshall High School graduating senior who will be attending a community college as a full time student.

Scholarship Fund. The Dube and Katie Scholarship was established by friends and family in memory of and to honor Bruce Dubendorf and Katie Line. Their desire was to assist deserving, disabled or disadvantaged youth. The Scholarship is awarded each year to Marshall High School graduating seniors who demonstrate a financial need and who have experienced a major life loss or challenge and have overcome it or are persevering to overcome it.

Scholarship Fund. The Rolland and Dorothea Family Christian Ministry Service College Scholarship was established by Rolland Face to enable scholarships to be awarded annually to a students who have received Jesus Christ as his/her Savior and are in good standing as a member of a local Christian church. Applicants must plan on pursuing a full time career as a Minister of the Gospel of Jesus Christ or service as a full time Missionary. Applicants must show proof of enrollment to the following Christian Colleges: Cornerstone University, Springfield Bible Baptist College, Moody Bible Institute, Northland Baptist College, Pensacola Christian College and/or any additional Christian Colleges approved by the committee. Financial information is requested, but not necessarily a determining factor. Preference may be given to applicants with associations to Calhoun County, MI and the surrounding area.

Scholarship Fund. The Joyce L. Franke Memorial Scholarship was established by the children of Tom and Joyce Franke in memory of their mother. Joyce held a degree from the University of Michigan School of Art and shared her love of Art and the Academics with her children and the community. The Scholarship is awarded to Marshall High School graduating seniors, former graduates, or previous Joyce L. Franke Memorial Scholarship recipients who plan to attend a 4-year institution and major in Fine Arts, Performing Arts, Theater or Architecture, demonstrate financial need, and have a minimum GPA of 3.0. Preference may be given to University of Michigan or Kalamazoo College .

Scholarship Fund. The Tom and Lucy Franke Education Enrichment Scholarship was established by Tom and Lucy Franke to provide support to students wishing to participate in enrichment programs and for teachers and counselors seeking additional classroom opportunities.

Scholarship Fund. The Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 138 Memorial Scholarship was established by the Lodge as a way to memorialize and pay tribute to past, present and future FOP Members. The Scholarship is awarded to a graduating senior residing in Calhoun County who is pursuing a career in Law Enforcement or as a Corrections Officer. Qualifying applicants must be accepted to a Michigan College or University with an accredited Law Enforcement Program.

Scholarship Fund. The Ron Glant Memorial Art Scholarship was established by the family and friends of Ron Glant, a noted wildlife artist from the Marshall area. The Scholarship is awarded to a Marshall High School graduating senior on ODD years, and a Coldwater High School graduating senior on EVEN years that plan to continue studies in visual arts at a four year college, community college or trade school. Through this scholarship, young area artists from Marshall or Coldwater will perpetuate Ron Glant’s memory and be inspired by his talent.

Scholarship Fund. This Bruce, LeMoyne and Stephen Gray Scholarship was established by the family and friends of Bruce Gray in his memory. LeMoyne and Stephen were later added by the family in their memory as well. The scholarships are awarded to Marshall High School graduating seniors who demonstrate a sense of school involvement by providing positive leadership for the students of Marshall High School. The recipient shall clearly demonstrate those personal characteristics for which Mr. Gray is remembered – honesty, integrity, sincerity, thoughtfulness, and respectfulness.

Scholarship Fund. The Greene Family Scholarship is the result of a Charitable Remainder Unitrust Fund established in October 1997 by Carl and Margaret Greene with the Marshall Community Foundation to provide them with a lifetime income as well as ensure a long-term investment in their community. The Scholarship will be awarded to Marshall High School graduating seniors or former graduates, pursuing higher education in business or accounting, teaching, law or medicine. Applicants must demonstrate financial need and maintain a GPA of 3.25.

Scholarship Fund. The Karissa "Kari" Hamaker Performing Arts Scholarship was established in memory of Kari by her family and friends. It is awarded to graduating seniors in Marshall or Olivet and the surrounding area seeking a degree in Performing Arts. Applicants must demonstrate financial need. GPA is not a qualifying factor however, transcripts and test scores are required.

Scholarship Fund. The Michael L. Hamaker Memorial Scholarship was established in memory of Michael by his family and friends. It is awarded to a graduating senior(s), previous recipient(s), and/or previous graduate(s) from Marshall and the surrounding area seeking a career in Engineering, Manufacturing & Industrial Technologies with programs such as, but not limited to, architecture, construction, drafting, electronics, welding, and/or other related technologies. Applicants must demonstrate financial need. GPA is not a qualifying factor however, transcripts and test scores are required.

Scholarship Fund. The Ruby Hamilton Henry Scholarship was established in memory of Ruby, by her family and friends, honoring her service as a teacher in the Marshall Public Schools for more than 20 years. She was known for her creative approach, energetic projects and love for the children she taught. The Scholarship is awarded to a Marshall High School graduating senior or previous Marshall High School graduate pursuing an Education Major at Michigan State University or Western Michigan University that demonstrates a financial need and has a minimum GPA of 2.5.

Scholarship Fund. The Harvey Hoeltzel Architectural Scholarship was established by Harvey and Nancy Hoeltzel in honor of Harvey Hoeltzel's love for his life time career as an architect. It is awarded to a graduate student at the Taubman College of Architecture at the University of Michigan.

Scholarship Fund. The Harvey Hoeltzel Memorial Scholarship was established by Harvey and Nancy Hoeltzel as a memorial for Harvey, who was proud of the fact that he was the first in his family to graduate from college. It is awarded to Marshall High School graduating seniors or previous Harvey Hoeltzel Memorial Scholarship recipients who are the first member of their family to attend a community college or four year institution.

Scholarship Fund.  The Nancy Hoeltzel Early Educational Scholarship was established by Harvey and Nancy Hoeltzel in honor of Nancy, who retired after 17 years as a beloved 3rd grade and kindergarten teacher.  It is awarded to Marshall High School graduating seniors or previous recipients pursuing a degree in education (elementary, middle school, or high school). Students who can demonstrate commitment to a career in early childhood education (Pre-K to 3rd grade) are especially encouraged to apply.

 

Scholarship Fund. The Fred W. Homann Jr. Research and Education Scholarship was established by Mr. and Mrs. Fred Homann Sr., along with family and friends, in memory of their son. It is their desire to assist Marshall High School graduating seniors, former graduates or previous Fred W. Homann Jr. Scholarship recipients that are pursing higher education in the health sciences with particular interest in preventative medicine.

Scholarship Fund. The Milt and Irene Jenks Memorial Scholarship was established in loving memory by the family and friends of Milt and Irene Jenks. Milt was stationed at the State Police Post in Battle Creek and Centerline before retiring. Milt and Irene then owned and operated Marshall’s Classic Chrysler-Plymouth until 1985. This Scholarship is awarded a Marshall High School graduating senior who will be pursuing a career in criminal justice/law enforcement or the medical field at a two- or four-year institution. A minimum GPA is not required; however transcripts and test scores are required.

Scholarship Fund. The Kari On Memorial Scholarship was established by the family and friends of Kari (Searles) Jolink, a Marshall Middle School teacher and coach who was known for making personal connections with students, teammates, colleagues, and members of the Marshall community. Throughout her life, Kari participated in many service projects as a student, an educator, and as a friend. The legacy she left behind was that of a caring individual who "paid it forward" and always gave back to her hometown of Marshall with a smile. This scholarship is awarded each year to Marshall High School graduating seniors who exemplify Kari's attributes of honesty, respect, responsibility, caring and community services.

Scholarship Fund. The Jeff Kittinger Memorial Scholarship was established by Dean VandenHeede in memory of his best friend, Jeff Kittinger, whose life ended too soon. It is awarded to a Marshall High School graduating senior who has a strong academic standing, engineering focus, out-going personality, and exemplary citizenship which Jeff himself embodied. Preference may be given to automotive interest, part-time employment during high school, and acceptance to a major Michigan college or university.

Scholarship Fund. The Ann and Anthony LaPietra Scholarship was established by John LaPietra, Katherine LaPietra, and Margaret LaPietra Kunz in loving memory of their parents. Ann and Tony, longtime Marshall residents, embodied a spirit of giving, creativity and community activism which will now live on in this endowment fund. This scholarship is awarded to one or more graduating seniors, previous graduates or previous recipients from the Marshall Area. The recipients are chosen on the basis of their creative endeavors and community activism.

Scholarship Fund. The Merrily Jane Lloyd Scholarship was established by David Lloyd in honor of his wife. Merrily’s own attributes of dignity, class, grace, compassion and selflessness are an inspiration to others, and through this scholarship the Lloyd’s will be able to assist students from David and Merrily's home town of Albion demonstrating similar characteristics in achieving their educational goals. This scholarship is awarded to a graduating senior residing in the greater Albion area with plans to attend a two- or four-year institution as a full-time student. Concord, Homer, Marshall, Marshall Opportunity, Marshall Academy, and Springport High Schools may each nominate one student whom demonstrates the characteristics that Merrily embodied: dignity, class, grace, compassion and selflessness. The committee will then select a recipient from this pool of nominees. Financial need and involvement in co- and extra-curricular activities such as, but not limited to, employment and student organizations, may be determining factors. Personal interview with the committee may be required. The Merrily Jane Lloyd Scholarship is renewable for up to three additional years to a previous recipient who maintains a status in good standing and a 3.0 GPA.

Scholarship Fund. The K. John Lord Engineering and Science Scholarship was established by K. John Lord with a bequest to the Marshall Community Foundation. Mr. Lord, a 1950 Marshall High School graduate and former Marshall resident, had an outstanding career in the Aerospace Industries, working on such projects as spy satellites, the Saturn Moon rocket, Persing and Posiedon missiles and writing computer programs to diagnose failures in electronic black boxes. This Scholarship is awarded to Marshall High School graduating seniors, former graduates or previous recipients pursuing the field of Engineering or the Sciences at a two year or four year institution as a full time student. Preference may be given to qualifying applicants demonstrating financial need. By establishing this Scholarship, Mr. Lord wished to help others with goals similar to his own accomplishments.

Scholarship Fund. The Helen Mack Poetry Award was established by the family and friends of Helen Mack. The Award is presented every other year to Marshall Middle School Students.

Scholarship Fund. The Marshall Bowling Council Smith/Dannenberg Scholarship was originally two scholarships administered by the Marshall Bowing Council: the Marshall Bowing Council Scholarship established in 1990 and the Smith/Dannenberg Scholarship established in 2002. In 2017 the Marshall Bowling Council members voted to transfer the funds to the Marshall Community Foundation to establish the Marshall Bowling Council Smith/Dannenberg Scholarship. The Scholarship is awarded to an active, certified member(s) of the Marshall Youth Bowling Association/United States Bowling Council (USBC) who plans to further his/her education in a college or vocational school. Service in USBC state, local and league offices will be considered. Civic, curricular and co-curricular activities; grade point and hobbies outside of bowling may be determining factors.

Scholarship Fund. The Marshall Community Foundation Scholarship was established by an anonymous donor who wished to make a contribution to the Marshall area. To make the biggest impact on the community, a “general scholarship” was set up that would enable the criteria of the Scholarship to change with the ever changing needs of the community. Currently the scholarship is awarded to non-traditional students, defined as adults who are returning or have returned to school after a lapse of one or more years. Eligible applicants must reside in the Marshall area; prove financial need; and demonstrate leadership skills, strong work ethic and a proven desire to be active members of their communities.

Scholarship Fund. The Marshall Rotary’s Gauss Scholarship fund was originally a student loan program administered by the Marshall Rotary Club Foundation. In May of 2017, the Rotary Club voted to transfer the funds to the Marshall Community Foundation and begin to award scholarships instead of loans. The Scholarship is awarded annually to Marshall, MI graduating senior(s) seeking financial assistance for a two- or four-year undergraduate college education.

Scholarship Fund. The Chelsea Douglas Hurd Mead Memorial Scholarship was established by the family of Douglas and Kay Mead in memory of Chelsea. This scholarship is awarded to a Marshall High School or Marshall Alternative High School graduating Senior, previous graduate or previous recipient. Chelsea exhibited and exemplified a deep passion for caring for all she touched. Qualifying applicants must demonstrate that passion for helping others. Financial need is required. GPA is not a determining factor, but transcripts are required.

Scholarship Fund. The Network Vivian Lusch Memorial Scholarship was established by the Marshall Area Network, a group that meets September through June to share ideas and discuss issues of public interest in Calhoun County. In 2002, the Network Scholarship was renamed after founding member Vivian Lusch because of her commitment, dedication and caring for the Marshall Community. The scholarship is awarded to students who reside in the Marshall Library District or have children attending Marshall Public Schools, exemplifies positive character traits and are returning to school later in life, upgrading professional skills, or pursuing occupation retraining.

Scholarship Fund. The Olivet High School Class of 1982 Scholarship was established by classmates and friends of the Class of 1982. By establishing this Scholarship, the Class of 1982 created a lasting legacy that will help OHS students further their education for years to come. It is awarded to Olivet High School graduating senior(s) planning to attend any two-year or four year college or university. Applicants must exhibit community and school involvements coupled with leadership skills and maintain a GPA of 3.0. Preference shall be given to residents of the Olivet High School District. Financial information is requested, but not necessarily a determining factor.

Scholarship Fund. The Marie J. O’Mara Scholarship was established by Dave O’Mara on behalf of his aunt, Marie O’Mara, to assist Marshall High School graduating seniors or previous recipients pursuing a career in Elementary Education, Special Education, Physical Therapy or Occupational Therapy. Qualifying applicants should exhibit involvement in school and community activities, such as, community service or as part of a group and/or organization. Applicant must prove financial need and have a minimum GPA of 2.5. Scholarship may be awarded for no more than 2 years to one recipient.

Scholarship Fund. The Marilyn Paskett Memorial Scholarship was established by Mick Paskett in memory of his wife, who worked as a teacher for 36 years. Anyone who came in contact with Marilyn knew that teaching was one of her greatest passions. The Scholarship is awarded to a Marshall High School graduating senior planning to attend any two-year, four-year, or technical school on a part-time or full-time basis pursuing the field of education and is actively involved in the community and school.

Scholarship Fund. The Harvey Randall Memorial Scholarship was established with a bequest by Harvey Randall to the Marshall Community Foundation. Mr. Randall was a long time resident of Tekonsha and, along with his brother, founded Randall Beans, from which the Tekonsha annual "Bean Day" has become synonymous. By establishing this scholarship, Mr. Randall wished to help graduates of the Tekonsha High School to obtain their goals in higher education.

Scholarship Fund. The Herold and Retta Reuss Public Safety Scholarship was established by Herold Reuss, long time resident of Marshall and retired Marshall City Policeman. It is his desire to assist Marshall area residents who are pursing a career in the Criminal Justice, Emergency Medical Services or other related fields, such as but not limited to, Fireman, Policeman, or Legal Secretary. Qualifying applicants must demonstrate the drive and ability to be successful in pursing a college education and/or a certification process in the fields aforementioned.

Scholarship Fund. The Dale Rosene Alaska Great Lakes Project Scholarship was established by George and Sherri Seifert in honor of retired Marshall Middle School teacher, Dale Rosene. In 1989, in response to the Exxon Valdez oil spill in Prince William Sound, Alaska, Mr. Rosene and Gary Holsten of Palmer, AK Junior Middle School conceived the Alaska Great Lakes Project. For 26 years, Mr. Rosene took students annually to Alaska for a trip that was both a comprehensive science experiment and an opportunity for personal growth and discovery. The Scholarship is awarded to a Marshall High School graduating senior, previous recipient or a previous MHS graduate who was an Alaskan Great Lakes Project participant seeking an undergraduate degree at a two- or four-year institution as a full- or part-time student. Applicants should exhibit the characteristics of the FISH! Philosophy, including: Choosing your attitude – hold yourself responsible for how you respond to situations; Playing at work – be creative and enthusiastic and have fun with everything you do; Make someone’s day – be a positive force in the lives of the people you encounter; Being present for people – respect those you serve by being emotionally present during conversations. Involvement in co- and extra-curricular activities such as, but not limited to, leadership in clubs and student organizations, is a determining factor. Former AGLP participants will be given priority. GPA is not a qualifying factor, however, transcripts and test scores are required.

Scholarship Fund. The Rebecca L. Sadger Memorial Scholarship was established in memory of Rebecca Sadger by her husband, Michael Sadger, and daughters. Mrs. Sadger was a school secretary for 14 years in the Marshall Public School system. The Scholarship is awarded to a Marshall High School graduating senior pursuing a career in Accounting, Business, or Computer or Office Technology. Applicants must demonstrate qualities of personal character that include self-discipline, motivation, persistence, and the ability to encourage and support these qualities in fellow students.

Scholarship Fund. The Serendipity Scholarship was established by Kay Mead, owner of Marshall ’s Serendipity. It is Kay’s desire to assist students in need of financial support who are working to acquire an education. The Scholarship is awarded to a Marshall High School graduating senior who has demonstrated initiative and a strong work ethic and has held part time employment of 15 hours/week during high school career.

Scholarship Fund. The Jeff Seybert Memorial Scholarship was established by Joe and Ann Wheeler, in loving memory of their son, Jeff. It is awarded to Marshall High School graduating seniors in pursuit of a college education that exemplify Jeff’s personal attributes of kindness, respect, consideration, and humility with the courage to be a positive influence for Marshall Youth. Because of this scholarship, Jeff will continue to have a positive effect on the youth of Marshall for generations to come.

Scholarship Fund. The George Sherman Scholarship was established in honor of George Sherman, Mae Sherman's son and a former Marshall High School graduate and dedicated teacher. His favorite saying was “Dream and work to carve out your life, a life you want”. In honoring George, his friends and family will be able to assist Marshall students to do just that. The scholarships are awarded to Marshall area graduating seniors, or Marshall area residents 20 years of age or younger who have earned their GED, pursuing a two- or four- year degree or advanced education and/or training in the skilled trades. Applicant should show evidence of involvement in co or extra-curricular activities or volunteerism related to the applicant’s field of interest. Transcripts and scores are requested, but not necessarily a determining factor.

Scholarship Fund. The Jack Sherman Scholarship was established in honor of Jack Sherman, Mae Sherman’s son and 1951 Marshall High School graduate. Jack was a teacher and coach who influence the lives of numerous students throughout his career. He also was scout master of a boy scout troop in Marshall and took the troop to England in the summer of 1962 and won a prestigious award for most outstanding troop. In honoring Jack, his friends and family will be able to continue Jack’s life work of investing in the lives of youth. The scholarships are awarded to Marshall area graduating seniors, or Marshall area residents 20 years of age or younger who have earned their GED, pursuing a two- or four- year degree or advanced education and/or training in the skilled trades. Applicant should show evidence of involvement in co or extra-curricular activities or volunteerism related to the applicant’s field of interest. Transcripts and scores are requested, but not necessarily a determining factor.

Scholarship Fund. The Mae E. Sherman Scholarship was established by the Marshall High School Class of 1952 to memorialize a gifted teacher and warm, compassionate woman. Mae Sherman’s former students, friends and family, whose lives were touched by her, wished to support seniors graduating from Marshall High School with plans to continue their education at a four year college or university. The scholarships are awarded to Marshall High School graduating seniors seeking a Bachelor’s Degree. Applicants must show a strong sense of community involvement. One essay is required and is weighed heavily in the committee’s decision process.

Scholarship Fund. The LaVern Smith Scholarship was established by the Calhoun County MSU Extension Office to be awarded to members of a 4-H or an FFA chapter within Calhoun County. It is awarded to a graduating seniors or students enrolled in a technical school or college who is under the age of 19.

Scholarship Fund. The Frances Stevens Stuart Theater Production Scholarship was established by the late Frances Stevens Stuart, who was a vocalist with an illustrious musical career. Frances wished to inspire student creativity in costume design, stage setting, lighting and sound. The Scholarship is awarded to Marshall High School graduating seniors or previous Frances Stevens Stuart Theater Production Scholarship recipients who are interested in pursuing studies in theater production arts.

Scholarship Fund. The Peter C. Stuart Journalism Scholarship was established in loving memory of Peter by his family. The Scholarship is awarded to Marshall High School graduating seniors or previous Marshall High School graduates who enroll at a four year college of their choice, pursuing a degree in Journalism or a clearly related curriculum.

Scholarship Fund. The Michael Stulberg Performing Arts Scholarship was established by the Stulberg family in memory of Michael who was talented in the Performing Arts. The Scholarship is awarded by nomination only to a Marshall High School graduating senior who exhibits outstanding talent in the performing arts. The Marshall High School Theater, forensics, orchestra/band and vocal music departments also receive an annual award on a rotating basis.

Scholarship Fund. The Success Fund for Marshall Public Schools was originally established in 2007 by a committee of Marshall residents as a non-endowed fund for the purpose of supporting and promoting innovative projects and programs within the school system. In 2017, the committee voted to close the Non Endowed Fund and restructure the processing of the Endowed Fund to become an enrichment scholarship. The Success Fund Enrichment Scholarship is awarded to Marshall Public School educators in support of new and innovative programs that directly impact the student experience. It will also support Marshall Public School students pursuing non-school related programs and experiences such as, but not limited to, arts and STEM camps and educational travel opportunities.

Scholarship Fund. The Sullivan Family Enrichment Scholarship was established by friends and family in memory of Thomas B. Sullivan. Thomas was a long-time Boy Scout leader and an exceptional friend of the youth. The Scholarship is awarded to a Marshall Public School Student, grade 5th-12th, who has raised half the funds needed to participate in an enrichment activity.

Scholarship Fund. The James and Linda Tarmnel Enrichment Scholarship was established by family and friends of the Tarmnels as a memorial to James and a tribute to Linda, both loved and respected residents of Marshall. The Fund is used to assist Mar Lee School and Marshall Public Schools students who exhibit financial need, and for the purpose of academic, extra-curricular and co-curricular experiences within the schools and community. Recipient will be nominated by teachers, staff and administrators and awards will be directed to Enrichment Program..

Scholarship Fund. The Twist Spartan Scholarship was established in loving memory of Jack and Emily Twist by family and friends. It is awarded to a Marshall High School graduating senior who shows leadership skills and involvement in extracurricular activity and can prove enrollment to Michigan State University .

Scholarship Fund. The UAW Local 220 Scholarship was established by the dedicated and committed members of the United Auto Workers Local 220 with the intention to assist high school graduates in enhancing their futures through growth and education. The scholarship is to be awarded to graduating seniors from Barry, Branch, Calhoun, and Eaton Counties who plan to attend a trade school, community college and/or a four year institution. Qualifying applicants must demonstrate financial need, leadership skills, involvement in the community and extra curricular activities. Preference may be given to applicants related to UAW members and/or retirees. GPA is not a qualifying factor, but transcripts and scores are requested.

Scholarship Fund. The Aart VanElst Memorial Scholarship was established by family and friends in memory of Aart VanElst, an active member of the Marshall Community for 61 years. The Scholarship is awarded to a Marshall High School graduating senior who plans to attend a trade school, community college or a four year institute and demonstrates community and school involvement and a strong work ethic.

Scholarship Fund. The Steve Wasielewski Memorial Bookstore Scholarship was originally established in May 1977 with the Marshall Public Schools by faculty advisors Brian Burns and Ben Armstrong in memory of Steve Wasielewski, who was the student manager of the school bookstore. Steve, a student of Marshall High School, was always smiling, active in a wide variety of school and class activities, loved by his classmates and respected by all who knew him. He was humble, didn't need to be the center of attention and was often the unsung hero who could always be counted on. He truly made the most of his high school years. This scholarship awarded, by nomination only, to Marshall High School graduating seniors, one boy and one girl, who represents these qualities.

Scholarship Fund. The Beatrice S. Williams Scholarship was established by family and friends in memory of Beatrice Williams, a highly respected and admired elementary teacher in the Marshall Public Schools . The Scholarship is awarded to a Marshall High School graduating senior who plans to attend a two or four year institution on a full time basis, pursuing an Elementary Education Degree.

Scholarship Fund. The Kevin and Kara Wills Family Scholarship was established to award a scholarship to a Marshall High School or Marshall Alternative High School graduating senior or former graduate, including those currently attending a community college for one or more semesters. Qualifying applicants must prove acceptance and enrollment to Eastern Michigan University or the University of Michigan. The Kevin and Kara Wills Family Scholarship is renewable for one additional year to a previous recipient who maintains a status in good standing. Financial need is not necessary but may be a determining factor. A minimum GPA is not required.

Scholarship Fund. The Zink Family Scholarship was established by Gary and Julie Zink to assist residents of Marshall and surrounding townships pursuing an education or advanced training in skilled trades, as defined by the Committee and reflective of current industry needs, including but not limited to, the fields of healthcare technician, agriculture, information technology, manufacturing, construction or automotive. Qualifying applicants must prove admission to a two-year college or an apprenticeship program through a member-college of the U.S. Department of Labor Registered Apprenticeship College Consortium. Evidence of involvement in co- or extra-curricular activities or volunteerism and financial need may be determining factors. Minimum GPA not required, however, copies of transcripts or GED required.

Non-Endowed Funds allow for maximum flexibility. When the non-endowed fund is established, the funds are not limited to the endowed funds spending policies/restrictions but rather placed in a liquid reserve to allow for 100% distribution. They may also support a designated area, may be unrestricted, or provide a scholarship for deserving students.

Non-Endowed Agency Fund. The BE Henry Community Building Association Fund was established by the Association for the purpose of providing and maintaining the BE Henry Building to serve as a meeting place for member organizations and to provide a facility where other groups and individuals can meet. The facility also is used for but not limited to, educational, regular and annual meetings, wedding and anniversary receptions, reunions, funeral dinners, graduation parties and other functions.

Non Endowed Scholarship Fund.  The BluFish Marketing Scholarship was established by BluFish Consulting to assist Marshall Public School graduating senior who have chosen to seek a degree in marketing or advertising at a two- or four-year college or university.  Financial Information and transcripts/scores may be a determining factor.

Non-Endowed Project Fund. The Carver Park Fund held within the Marshall City Project Fund was established for the purpose of maintenance, upkeep, and special projects, which benefit the Carver Park Fountains and surrounding grounds defined as Carver Park by the City of Marshall.

Non-Endowed Donor Designated Fund. The EastEnd Studio and Gallery Fund was established by Jay and Karen Larson for the purpose of assisting the organization, including but not limited to, its mission to offer quality art education for youth and adults; to restore the beauty of its historic 1870 building to house the future of fine arts in Southwest MI; to provide a cost effective gallery and studio space for artists to create and sell their work; and to curate fine art exhibitions that engage artist and the community at large.

Non Endowed Scholarship. The Eaton Corporation Scholarship was established by the Eaton Corporation through the Marshall Public Schools Non Endowed Fund to provide a scholarship to a Marshall High School graduating senior who will be pursuing an electrical or mechanical engineering degree. Qualifying applicant must have four years of high school math through Algebra II and a 3.0 GPA.

Non-Endowed Fund. The Emergency Action Fund was established by the Marshall Community Foundation in response the COVID-19 pandemic in the spring of 2020. The purpose of this fund is to support local charitable organizations responding to our community’s needs related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Non-Endowed Agency Fund. The Friends of Rice Creek Fund was established by the organization for the purpose of protecting the future of Rice Creek and the Holt-Rice Creek property through science-based conservation practices and stewardship.

Non-Endowed Agency Fund. The Great Escape Stage Company Fund was established by the organization for the purpose of renovating and maintaining Great Escape’s theatre house, which will serve as a space for the pursuit and production of the performing and theatrical arts. In October 2017, after a very successful “chair campaign” the Great Escape Stage Company board added a special designation “subcategory” to deposit donations specifically for purchasing and maintaining Great Escape Stage Company’s theater seating.

Non-Endowed Agency Fund. The Heritage Commons Senior Enrichment Center Fund was established by the organization for the purpose of assisting the organization’s mission, including but not limited to, providing a gathering place for older adults to participate in activities and access resources that promote their wellbeing.

Non-Endowed Field of Interest Fund. The Lifting Others Fund was established by Matt Davis and Jennifer Merritt for the purpose of assisting organizations that support individuals and families undergoing significant financial difficulties, including but not limited to medical emergencies and other unexpected hardships.

Non-Endowed Project Fund. The Light Up Marshall Fund held within the Marshall City Project Fund was established for the purpose of purchasing and replacing lighting and other similar resources associated with the downtown tree lighting project

Non-Endowed Agency Fund. The Marshall Area Community Services Fund was established with MACS, a non-profit volunteer organization established in the 1950's to assist Marshall Area families in need. Year round assistance comes in the form of food (food pantry), utility assistance (with a shut off notice), clothing and gasoline. Other requests are evaluated individually and assistance is given when possible. Christmas gifts and food baskets are furnished to needy area families during the holiday season.

Non-Endowed Project Fund. The Marshall Area Environmental Fund was established with the Marshall Area Conservation Committee in conjunction with the City of Marshall for designated conservation and/or environmental projects enhancing the City of Marshall and the surrounding area, such as, but not limited to, tree planting and other related environmental/conservation projects or programs.

Non-Endowed Project Fund. The Marshall Area Historic Re-Enactors Fund was established with the Marshall Area Historic Re-Enactors through the Marshall City Project Fund to support the Civil War Ball held in Marshall, Michigan every year.

Non-Endowed Agency Fund. The Marshall City Projects Fund was established with the City of Marshall to support community development programs and projects intended to enhance, promote, enrich and preserve Marshall's culture, character and quality of life.

Non-Endowed Agency Fund. The Marshall District Library Fund was established for the purpose of furthering and advancing the mission of the Marshall District Library which is to serve its community by providing diverse informational, educational, and recreational materials in a supportive and accessible environment.

Non-Endowed Designated Fund. The Marshall District Library Fund for Dolly Parton Imagination Library was established for the purpose of serving as a local champion for the Dolly Parton Imagination Library.

Non-Endowed Project Fund. The Marshall Fire Truck Fund held within the Marshall City Project Fund was established to raise monies to purchase of the original Marshall 1918 American LaFrance fire truck.

Non-Endowed Project Fund. The Marshall Historical Markers Fund was established through the Marshall City Project Fund to restore and preserve the Historical Markers in the Marshall Area.

Agency Fund. The Marshall Historical Society Fund was established by the Marshall Historical Society to support the preservation and maintenance of the GAR Hall, Honolulu House and Capitol Hill School Museums; to acquire, organize, preserve and maintain Marshall area records and photographs; and to encourage the protection of other historical structures or sites within the City of Marshall by acquisition of facade easements or other means.

Non-Endowed Donor Designated Fund. The Marshall Postal Museum Fund was established with the Marshall Postal Museum to encourage and advance recognition and preservation of historical aspects and artifacts of the history of the US post office.

Non-Endowed Agency Fund. The MPACT Fund was established to promote Freedom of Speech by supporting the Public Access Television Station in Marshall. MPACT is here to help the evolving needs of the community for local individuals and Religious, Educational, and Government Television shows. MPACT provides free equipment, free training and free cable cast time slots on Channels 10 and 21 in Marshall on the local cable provider. A volunteer run organization, funds are used for equipment and related needs.

Non-Endowed Project Fund. The Marshall Public Schools Baseball Field Fund was established with the Marshall Public Schools Baseball Field Committee for the restoration and maintenance of the Marshall Public Schools baseball field.

Non-Endowed Project Fund. The Marshall Public Schools FFA Greenhouse Fund was established by the Marshall Public School FFA Alumni through the Marshall Public Schools Non Endowed Fund to assist in the building of a new greenhouse at the High School.

Non-Endowed Agency Fund. The Marshall Public Schools Project Fund was established with the Marshall Public Schools to address and support projects and/or needs specific to Marshall Public Schools.

Non-Endowed Scholarship Fund. The Marshall Rotary's Julius and Morris Stulberg Scholarship was established with the Marshall Rotary Foundation to be used for charitable, scientific, literary and educational purposes, and to serve organizations serving Marshall and Calhoun County. The Scholarship will be awarded up to three times per year, primarily for the students studying at or applying to study at the Community Music School- Marshall. Other Music Schools, Music Camps or other places of learning may be considered.

Non-Endowed Donor Advised Fund. The Wanda Nash Memorial Fund was established by the family and friends of Wanda Nash for the purpose of supporting non-profit organizations that protect, rescue, heal and defend animals, and in other ways seek the highest good for animals. The fund will support the education of people toward "a peaceable kindom" and a harmonious kinship between all of God's creation.

Non-Endowed Field of Interest Fund (Community Development). The Oerther Fund was established by Kathleen and Mark Oerther for the purpose of supporting their community with donations and contributions, all in an effort to help strengthen the overall positive growth of Marshall and the surrounding area. Oerther’s encourages people to “come grow with us.” It’s not just a catchy tagline for their business. It’s something they believe at their very core: When we work together to enrich the lives of others, everyone benefits. It’s this spirit of working together that brought Kathleen and Mark Oerther to Marshall, where they raised their family. It’s this same spirit that motivated them to support the greater Marshall area through a Field of Interest Fund at the Marshall Community Foundation. The most rewarding return on their hard work is the ability to enrich the quality of the lives of families, friends and the community as a whole.

Non Endowed Donor Designated Fund. The Dennis C. Osborne Marshall Athletics Fund was established by the family of Dennis Osborne. Dennis was a strong supporter of Marshall athletics. He never missed an event that either his son, daughter, or grandchildren were in. Dennis was easily heard cheering them on through his improvised megaphone he made by cutting the bottom out of a McDonald’s cup! He volunteered at Marshall football and basketball games. He ran the scoreboard for football, the clock for basketball, and kept the book at basketball away games. Dennis was very excited over the Redhawk Girls’ Basketball team’s successes. The Dennis C. Osborne Marshall Athletics Fund is held within the Marshall Public Schools Fund for the purpose of supporting and enhancing athletics at MHS per the guidance of the MPS Athletic Director, Dan Coddens.

Non-Endowed Scholarship Fund. The Joshua Parks Memorial MSU Scholarship was established by the Parks Family, in loving memory of Joshua, to annually award Marshall High School graduating seniors who demonstrate exceptional involvement in the community, whether through sports, music or active volunteerism and reflects Joshua's caring, his commitment to help others, and his love of family. Qualifying applicants must prove acceptance and ultimate enrollment to Michigan State University. A minimum GPA of 3.0 is required.

Non-Endowed Scholarship Fund. The Joseph R. Memorial Scholarship was established in memory of Joseph Scalf by his loving family and friends. It is awarded annually to a non-traditional student returning to college after being out of school for one or more years. Single parents and displaced workers or homemakers are encouraged to apply. Qualifying applicants should share Joe’s personal passions in music, film, and his love of family. GPA and financial information are recommended but are not necessarily determining factors.

Non-Endowed Donor Advised Fund. The Schuler Centennial Fund for Marshall was established by Schuler's Restaurant in honor of their centennial, 100 years in Marshall. The fund is intended to support, enhance and promote the area designated as the Downtown District of the City of Marshall.

Non-Endowed Project Fund. The Sister Cities Fund was established with the City of Marshall Sister Cities Committee to advance the relationship between the City of Marshall, Michigan and Koko-cho, Japan, so that its citizens may develop a greater awareness, understanding and appreciation for the cultural and historical values of the two communities and their respective countries.

Non-Endowed Scholarship Fund. The Dr. David Sly Memorial Scholarship was established by friends and family of David Sly, a skilled musician. The scholarship is awarded to a Marshall or Olivet High School graduating senior, previous graduate or previous Dr. David Sly Memorial Scholarship recipient who will be pursuing a career in a music related field, such as but not limited to, vocal, instrumental or conducting. Qualifying applicants should possess a positive attitude, ambition, and a strong involvement in music. GPA and Financial Need are not required, but may be a determining factor.

Non-Endowed Donor Designated Fund. The T.E.A.M. Fund was established by the T. E. A. M. (Together we Enrich Athletics in Marshall) Committee in conjunction with the Marshall Public Schools to enhance and enrich all Marshall Public Schools Athletic Programs.

Non-Endowed Agency Fund. The Tekonsha Public Schools Fund was established with the Tekonsha Public Schools to address and support projects and/or needs specific to Tekonsha Public Schools.

Non-Endowed Project Fund. The Walters-Dimmick Charities Project Fund was established with Walters-Dimmick Charities Fund for the purpose of charitable endeavors.

Non-Endowed Agency Fund. The Wilder Creek Conservation Club Fund was established by the Wilder Creek Conservation Club to further and advance the cause of conservation in all its phases, to perpetuate and conserve our minerals, water, soil, air and forest resources and to encourage the proper management and enjoyment of our total environment and to cultivate and diffuse a spirit of good fellowship among sportsmen.

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