update / kalamazoo community foundation / winter 2016
Pretty Amazing save the date for the 2017 community meeting
pretty lake camp: 100 years of â€œpretty amazingâ€?
leave a legacy: norm hahn
Hands down, this is my favorite time of year. As I sit down to write this, the leaves are at peak color, there is a slight chill in the air, the college football season is in full swing and most Americans are about to make their year-end gifts to support causes and organizations that are important to them. My team is having a spectacular season and even though I know that can change quickly — and may already have by the time this goes to print! — I know that charitable giving will still be strong this time of year. About 30 percent of charitable gifts are made in December, and 12 percent in the last three days of the year. While I contribute to organizations all year long, I definitely pick up the pace as the year draws to a close. I have the best of intentions, yet in the last week of December I find myself writing checks, filling out my matching gift forms, and searching for envelopes and stamps. Joanna Donnelly Dales Vice President, Donor Relations
So, if you are like most of us and you haven’t yet finished all of your giving, I hope you will consider including the Kalamazoo Community Foundation in your year-end plans. The Community Foundation has a fund for just about anything that may interest you and our Love Where You Live Funds provide support for the most pressing needs in our community. And if you don’t want to scramble during the last week of the year to find your checkbook, envelopes and stamps, you can make a gift quickly and securely at www.kalfound.org/give. When you make a gift to the Kalamazoo Community Foundation, you are helping to create permanent community capital for the place you call home. Please join me in showing you love where you live by making a gift to the Kalamazoo Community Foundation.
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What we fund We fund 501(c)(3) nonprofits for projects that fit within our community investment priorities and will benefit residents of Kalamazoo County. We also provide Kalamazoo area students with scholarships for education beyond high school.
Mail a check Kalamazoo Community Foundation 402 East Michigan Avenue Kalamazoo, MI 49007-3888 Arrange a planned gift There are many ways for you to plan now for a gift later. To learn more, get in touch with our Donor Relations team at 269.381.4416 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
What we don’t fund We don’t fund for-profit business development projects, private land purchases or private home purchases. Learn more at www.kalfound.org.
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Dr. Mae Jemison Photo from wikimedia.org
2017 Community Meeting to feature first woman of color in space Dr. Mae Jemison broke more than
At the 2017 Community Meeting
the universe — and thereby
the sound barrier when she climbed
she’ll recount her inspirational story
once again belong.”
aboard the Space Shuttle Endeavor
and talk about the importance of
in 1992. She became the first
STEM education, especially for girls
woman of color to travel into space.
and people of color.
On March 23, 2017, she will be the
Says Jemison, “As we face the
the Humanities at Western Michigan
keynote speaker at the Kalamazoo
future, space exploration is now
University’s 2016/2017 series:
Community Foundation’s 2017
as much a part of the landscape of
Science and the Human Endeavor.
Community Meeting at Miller
the whole world as it once was for
Auditorium on the campus of
the young girl I used to be, gazing
Western Michigan University.
at the stars over Chicago. It is part of
Jemison, who trained as an engineer before becoming a physician, is an advocate for STEM education and founded
our yesterday, today and tomorrow. It is part of our human heritage — which is our responsibility not to forsake.
The Earth We Share science
“That is a heritage some mistakenly
camp. She’s also the author of
see as harshly separating us from
several books, including Find
the rest of nature; yet our insatiable
Where the Wind Goes: Moments
curiosity propels us to try to grasp, to
From My Life.
understand, to know the secrets of
The 2017 Community Meeting will be free and open to the public, and is part of the University Center for
Learn More About Dr. Mae Jemison www.drmae.com About the Speaker Series www.wmich.edu/humanities
Photos on cover and these two pages courtesy of Pretty Lake Camp
Pretty Lake Camp: 100 years of “pretty amazing” leadership of Pretty Lake.
We build relationships. Their hearts will do the rest.
anniversary for this pretty amazing
“We build relationships. Their hearts
Eric Wimbley Pretty Lake Camp
place, nestled in the southwest corner
will do the rest,” says Wimbley from his
of Kalamazoo County. The Community
office with a view of the lake and a slice
Foundation is a long-time partner,
of some of the camp’s 250 protected
not only by providing grants, but also
acres. “We strive to strengthen
through fundraising partnerships, staff
campers’ resolve to overcome barriers
volunteer projects and as the steward
and to instill a desire to give back to
of an endowment fund that helps
the community. Pretty Lake helps kids
ensure the camp’s sustainability.
reshape how they understand their
Pretty Amazing. That was the name
a former camper, counselor and Pretty
of Pretty Lake Camp’s fundraising
Lake board member, he brings 25 years
campaign two years ago to build a new
of experience as a Michigan State Police
gym and make other improvements.
trooper and post commander to the
This past summer was the 100th
Over the years Pretty Lake has
impacted more than 60,000 area kids.
Progress and evolution
One of those kids is Eric Wimbley, who
The camp’s history is one of
this summer became Pretty Lake’s new
progress and evolution. When local
executive director. In addition to being
businessman Edward B. Desenberg
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established the camp
— inspired by
the volunteer work of
his mother, Bertha
says the former
— his purpose was
camper, is the
simply to expose youth
answer to expanding
to the benefits of
opportunities at Pretty
fresh air and natural
Lake, “in the same
manner in which
Today Pretty Lake’s
mission is to provide
and unique outdoor
Lake’s description of
its summer camp
change lives and improve the community. They do this through the summer camp, year-round leadership training and team-
is very telling, for develop a spirit of curiosity and
both the past
sharing that enriches their lives and
the lives of those around them.
The secret of a great summer
building at the Adventure Centre,
According to Wimbley, “Our goal
camp is surprise! Our summer
school group visits to a farm on the
is to serve as many kids as we can,
camp is designed to help children
property, and retreat and meeting
and to turn down as few as possible.
surprise themselves. Campers are
facilities for community use.
Without this opportunity, we know
free to shake labels from home
there are kids who would not benefit
…They can surprise themselves
from a camp experience, which many
by uncovering a new identity as
people might take for granted.”
a hard worker, a peacemaker or
of generous donors, Pretty Lake
The next 100 years
a good listener. Camp is a place
provides everything campers need
Looking toward the next 100 years,
for their experience: clothes, toiletries,
independence and leadership.
Wimbley reflects on the untapped
bedding, towels, food, transportation
When children can surprise
potential of Pretty Lake, providing
to and from camp and activities
themselves, they can surprise
even more unique camp experiences
— at no cost to the children or their
for the community.
One thing that has not changed since 1916 is that summer camp is free. Plus, because of the financial support
families or caregivers.
to unlock hidden self-confidence,
For Wimbley, his days as a camper
“We’re expanding our Adventure
Campers, ranging from third
showed him he had opportunities.
Centre resources down to the
grade through high school, foster
Pretty Lake’s long-standing, evolving
third- and fourth-grade levels,
friendships, build self-esteem,
presence continues and when lives
and we’re envisioning Adventure
increase independence, and
change, the community improves.
Centre activities designed for youth
Grantmaking highlights 23 GRANTS AWARDED IN SECOND GRANTMAKING ROUND OF 2016 We make community investments in quality programs we believe will make Kalamazoo County a place where every person can reach full potential. We awarded 23 grants totaling $1.2 million to Kalamazoo County nonprofits in our second grantmaking round of 2016. • City of Kalamazoo/Bronson Park 21st Century Campaign • Communities In Schools Kalamazoo • Community Healing Centers • Douglass Community Association • Edison Neighborhood Association • Friendship House • Girls on the Run • Goodwill Industries of Southwest Michigan • Hispanic American Council • Kalamazoo Civic Theatre
• Kalamazoo County Public Housing Commission • Kalamazoo Kids in Tune • Kalamazoo Literacy Council • Kalamazoo Loaves & Fishes • Kalamazoo Neighborhood Housing Services • Marvelous Music! • Michigan Immigrants Rights Center/Welcoming Kalamazoo • Planned Parenthood Mid & South Michigan • SLD Read • United Way of the Battle Creek and Kalamazoo Region • Urban Alliance • Vibrant Kalamazoo • Village of Vicksburg Nonprofits also received grants from Advised, Field-of-Interest and Designated Funds.
Kalamazoo Community Foundation Investment Performance THIRD QUARTER 2016 Qtr 3
Core Assets Moderate Growth Performance
Income and Growth Performance
Investment performance is net of manager fees and derived from core Kalamazoo Community Foundation assets allocated into its two investment strategies. Historic performance for each is then derived from linkages to prior quarterly returns. Performance reflects prior changes in asset allocations while benchmarks assume current allocations. The Moderate Growth Benchmark is a staged index composite benchmark that has the current composition of the Barclays US Aggregate Bond Index (15 percent); Barclays US Treasury 5-10 Yr TR USD (10 percent); DJ US Select REIT index (2.5 percent); MSCI EAFE Small Cap Index (10 percent); MSCI Emerging Markets Value index (10 percent); Russell 1000 Value index (5 percent); Russell 2000 Value index (10 percent); Russell Micro Cap index (5 percent); S&P 500 index (30 percent); and the NCREIF Fund Index ODCE (2.5 percent). The Income and Growth Benchmark consists of the S&P 500 index (50 percent) and the Barclays US Aggregate Bond index (50 percent).
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Norm Hahn died in 2005 TODAY HIS GIFTS ARE HELPING YOUTH BE SUCCESSFUL IN SCHOOL, BECOME SELF-SUFFICIENT AND CONTRIBUTE TO THEIR COMMUNITY Norm Hahn was a generous, hard-working man who loved Kalamazoo. He always encouraged people to be their best. His legacy is an Unrestricted Fund that addresses our community’s current needs, one of which is to help youth develop the skills they need to graduate from high school prepared for what comes next, whether that’s going to college, learning a trade or starting a career. Local nonprofits like Eastside Youth Strong, Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Kalamazoo and YMCA of Greater Kalamazoo strive to do just that. Unrestricted gifts — like Norm’s — are especially powerful because they become part of a permanent endowment and benefit Kalamazoo County forever. We can help you show your love for Kalamazoo and leave a legacy too. Call a member of our Donor Relations team or visit www.kalfound.org to learn how.
Our Donor Relations Team Raven Britt 269.381.4416 / email@example.com Coby Chalmers 269.585.7249 / firstname.lastname@example.org Joanna Donnelly Dales 269.585.7260 / email@example.com Ann Fergemann 269.585.7238 / firstname.lastname@example.org Jeanne Grubb 269.585.7248 / email@example.com Julie Loncharte 269.585.7270 / firstname.lastname@example.org
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THE POWER OF ONE On its own, one can seem powerless. But when one gift is added to another — and another and another — there is power in one. Because all those gifts add up to support one vision: A community where every person can reach full potential. One community, where we all love to live.
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ONE LITTLE LIGHT CAN LIGHT 10,000. – KOECHI TOHEI
Published on Dec 15, 2016