A permanent and growing charitable community endowment that, through a wide variety of grants and programs, serves to enhance life in Milan, Michigan for good, forever
Allows the foundation flexibility. Donors do not restrict how their donations are used, leaving the decision to the board of trustees.
Supports areas such as the arts, education or any other particular interest specified by the donor. Interest specified by the donor.
This special fund was established by the Jones Insurance Agency and produces a permanent income establishing the long-term local charity to carry out it's mission of helping people in need
To honor the memory of their son, Connie & Tim Harrison have established this scholarship fun. Eric set a very high standard from which his scholarship selection will be based. Leadership, friendship, community spirit, school citizenship, academic success along with dedication to varsity sports.
Provides funds for Milan Area Schools alumni to contribute to scholarships for deserving high school seniors.
For students majoring in the school of Business.
At Your Spot Community Youth Program, we provide the youth in the Greater Milan Area between grades 6th through 12th, of all faiths and backgrounds, a FREE, SAFE, SUPPORTIVE environment in which to grow positive relationships with peers and adults. This program benefits the Greater Milan Area by teaching and encouraging youth to make positive daily choices at school, home and within the community. We want our community youth to grow into citizens who care for others and the communities in which they live.
Michael Armitage serves as Mayor of Milan and is a lifelong resident. He views serving on the GMACF board as a way of helping in Milan's future sustainability.
Sally Clark is a lifelong resident of Milan. She is third generation management of family owned Clark Perforating Co., Inc. and a past president of Milan Area Historical Society.
Janet McGovern feels serving as a GMACF trustee she can support the community in which she and her husband raised their three sons.
My wife Linda and I are multi-generational Milanites, with a deep affection for our community. We lived, worked and raised our family within the Greater Milan Area.
As a GMACF board member, Connie supports the philanthropic community projects and memorial causes that are integral resources to the people around her.
Bryan Girbach likes the fact that serving on the GMACF Board allows him to give back to a community that has provided his family with so many benefits.
Edward is delighted to be able to serve the greater Milan community at a time when our community is entering such an exciting new era.
As a board member, she supports the enhancement of local non-profit organizations and scholarship opportunities that make up an integral part of this generous and growing community of Milan.
I feel compelled to help others in the community. Serving in the GMACF is inspirational as the Foundation seeks to combine enhancing the current work of non-profits, and provides a charitable endowment.
Chris Wetzler is the President of the GMACF. Serving on The Greater Milan Area Community Foundation has provided him a way to help reinvest in his community in a meaningful way.
My wife Gwen and I own or have owned a business in Milan, and we are proud to call Milan our home. We both enjoy working with others to make Milan an even better community.
In 2005 Carolyn joined the Board of Trustees as both a trustee and the assistant secretary. Since early 2008 she has served at the Board’s secretary.
Rachel’s involvement with GMACF began in 2010 in response to a need to incorporate research and analytics into the organization, and she has served as Treasurer of the Board since 2013.
Sue and her husband (Neal) were part of the initial group that started Your Spot. She is honored to be working along side people who have a passion for community and a vision for tomorrow.
If not for the excellent training, the excellent performance and the quick deployment of the AED by Officer Burgos, this individual may have lost his life; but instead his life was saved. Thanks to the community foundation for the donation that allowed us to equip our officers with these life-saving devices (AED) in our community.
Gerard Scherlink - Milan, MI
We are wanting Milan to be better from the ground up!
Sue Kesterson - Milan, MI
This is a great achievement and reflection of the generosity of the community. However, as we go forward, through the generosity of our donors, the rewards should be greater and greater.
Don Harkness - Milan, MI
I was really pleased with the way the Gala Event was handled. What a great crowd. Afterwards, I have run into friends who were there, and I didn't actually see them because there was such a tremendous turnout!
Martha Churchill - Milan, MI