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Be the Change!

Donate & Volunteer in Northern Michigan

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Dozens of simple ways to lend a hand to local nonprofits Get inspired by stories of helping Year-round nonprofits event calendar

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Together We’re Stronger. We are excited and grateful to be in northern Michigan, doing the work we love to do. Patients count on us to make it better. As a non-profit organization, we count on you to help. Please consider including your hospital in your holiday giving. Together we’re stronger. Cadillac Hospital Charlevoix Hospital Grayling Hospital Mackinac Straits Health System, St. Ignace

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Deborah Wyatt Fellows Jeff Smith Elizabeth Edwards Carly Simpson Elizabeth Aseritis, Caroline Dahlquist Gail Snable Theresa Burau-Baehr


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Munson Healthcare Foundations........................................................... inside front cover Editor’s Note...............................................................................................................................2 FOR Investment Partners........................................................................................................3 Inland Seas Education Association..................................................................................... 4 Inspiring Stories..............................................................................................5, 7, 9, 11, 13, 15 The Friends of Point Betsie Lighthouse, Inc...................................................................... 6 The Botanic Garden at Historic Barns Park...................................................................... 6 Child & Family Services of Northwest Michigan............................................................. 8 Meals on Wheels of NMCAA.............................................................................................10 Camp Quality USA Michigan...............................................................................................12 Society of St. Vincent de Paul..............................................................................................12 Traverse Health Clinic...........................................................................................................12 Grand Traverse Pavilions......................................................................................................14 Grow Benzie.............................................................................................................................16 Events............................................................................................................................ 17, 19, 21 Downtown Traverse City......................................................................................................18 Lions of Michigan Foundation............................................................................................20 Traverse City Film Festival..................................................................................................20 Baraga Broadcasting, Inc............................................................................................22 & 23 Raymond James......................................................................................................................24 Crooked Tree Arts Center................................................................................................... 25 Grand Traverse Area Literacy Council............................................................................. 25 Leelanau Conservancy.......................................................................................................... 25 Grand Traverse Regional Land Conservancy.......................................................26 & 27 Char-Em United Way............................................................................................................28 Hospice of Michigan.............................................................................................................28 Wells Fargo Advisors............................................................................................................28 Horizon Financial....................................................................................................................29 Directory Listings featuring 43 organizations.......................................................31 & 32 Interlochen................................................................................................... inside back cover The Nature Conservancy..................................................................................... back cover

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GIVE, With Purpose Readers who have been a part of Traverse, Northern Michigan’s Magazine, know that we have produced a guide to giving in Northern Michigan for many years. What you might notice is that we have changed the name to GIVE Northern Michigan. While the name has changed, the mission has not. It’s simple: We want to connect you to the incredible work being done by nonprofits in Northern Michigan in the hope that you find ways to donate and/or volunteer. GIVE Northern Michigan exists because of a few simple truths: People generally want to donate and volunteer. It can be hard to navigate a way forward given the enormity of need and efforts. Local nonprofits don’t always have the budget to grab your attention. Northern Michigan is filled with vibrant, active people who often find each other through the local causes they support. Our region is not alone. Some years ago, I read an article about a study by the Chronicle of Philanthropy that took a look at charitable giving by ZIP code throughout the country. The most dramatic finding in the study appears to be that people with lower incomes tend to give a significantly higher percentage of their household income to charity, versus those with higher incomes. The study found that households with incomes of $50,000 to $75,000 donate on average 7.6 percent of their discretionary income. While households with incomes of $200,000 or more donate about 4 percent. Some of this was attributed to giving to religious institutions. But there was another factor indicated in the study: People with lower incomes are often confronted with the needs of their community on a daily basis. People in upper income brackets tend to be more isolated from the vast diversity of needs even right in their own regions. In the article, the question is posed, “What does this isolation mean for charities?” Kristin Valentine, development director for Bread for the City, in Washington, D.C., feels like people in our upper income neighborhoods are often willing to donate at higher levels, but nonprofits need to do a better job of telling their stories in ways that make it easy for donors to connect. Valentine feels that if nonprofits also educate people as to volunteer opportunities, more people will show up and see firsthand the difference their dollars and their efforts can make.


I can’t think of a better explanation as to why we produce GIVE Northern Michigan. We understand that a lot of people don’t even know about the diversity found in Northern Michigan’s nonprofit community or don’t pick our nonprofits out of the large amount of direct mail found in their mailboxes, particularly at the end of the year. Studies show how hard it is for busy people to sort through all the requests, trying to ferret out the nonprofits they would like to support. In addition, Northern Michigan nonprofits are usually competing with extremely well funded and vital national and international campaigns, making it difficult for a single nonprofit in our region to get noticed and be able to tell their story effectively to the people who might really be able to make a difference. And time and time again, whether it is through hearing from readers or being a part of local efforts, I hear about people who made Northern Michigan their home base and then found likeminded friends and a sense of community when they became involved in a local nonprofit effort. Our goal with GIVE Northern Michigan is to help our nonprofits to stand out in the crowd and to create an enjoyable, relaxing, engaging environment for donors to truly connect. We hope GIVE prompts you to donate or volunteer directly from the information found on these pages. And we hope you hang onto GIVE. It will still be a resource and a source of inspiration months from now. Thank you for allowing us to bring the efforts being made for the citizens and landscapes of our region into your homes and into your lives. I know you will be inspired. And I promise you will make a difference when you include Northern Michigan nonprofits in your donations of both money and time this year. On behalf of all the great efforts being made by so many, for so much good in Northern Michigan, thank you.

Deborah Wyatt Fellows, Editor in Chief.



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reflect their mission and values for over 20 years. This socially responsible investment firm of accredited investment fiduciaries meets with an organization’s leaders to clearly understand their values and financial goals and then relies on socially responsible and ESG (Environmental Social Governance) sustainability research tools to assess how best to align the organization’s investments and values. For clients who want to actively use their investments as a way to influence a public company’s business practices, FOR Investment Partners can help clients to get involved in shareholder resolution or make them aware of shareholder initiatives that can be voted on. The best news: Several academic studies have shown that smart socially responsible investing does not on average lead to lower returns. 231.933.4396, Securities & Investment Advisory Services offered through Western International Securities, Inc. Member FINRA/SIPC. FOR Investment Partners & Western International Securities, Inc. are separate and unaffiliated entities.

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Inland Seas Education Association (ISEA)

Protecting the Great Lakes through Education 100 Dame Street P.O. Box 218 Suttons Bay, MI 49682 Phone: 231-271-3077 Email: MISSION STATEMENT Inspiring Great Lakes curiosity, stewardship, and passion

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Fred Sitkins STAFF Courtney Bierschbach, Program Coordinator Jeanie Williams, Lead Scientist and Education Coordinator Tom Maynard, Volunteer Coordinator and Educator Ben Hale, Inland Seas Captain Michelle Handke, Grand Traverse Stewardship Initiative Coordinator BOARD OF DIRECTORS Pat Reay, President Bill Chaney, Vice President Sally Somsel, Secretary Mary Krantz, Treasurer Pat Curtin Fred (Fritz) Keeslar Nancy Powers Barbara Rykwalder Tom Wessels Thom Yocum

Jacques Cousteau said, “People protect what they love.” The Great Lakes are comprised of 4,530 miles of shoreline and six quadrillion gallons of fresh water. That’s a lot to love. Inland Seas Education Association (ISEA) has been dedicated to helping people of all ages experience the Great Lakes for 28 years. We believe the sustainability of the Great Lakes so many people love rests in all our hands. ISEA provides hands-on experiences, on, in, and near the water, for people to learn about the health of the Great Lakes and their role in protecting it for future generations. PROGRAMS Our STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) programs, on and off the 77’ tall ship schooners, impact youth and adults with the important task of caring for the Great Lakes. Youth in grades 4-12 learn essential concepts about the Great Lakes’ ecosystem by becoming scientists for a day when they collect and analyze samples and look at trend data. High school students in multi-day programs experience an in-depth understanding of Great Lakes research as they live aboard the ship. Summer day programming incorporates these same scientific elements, targeting families and individuals of all ages. On shore, individuals learn to care for the Great Lakes through boat building programs, wetland walks, and invasive species exhibits in the Education Center and Museum. The addition of a biological station, planned for 2019-2020, will expand year-round multi-day programming for youth and adults including school groups, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, college students and professors, Road Scholars, etc. More information about our programs can be found at HOW YOU CAN HELP Donate: As we look to the long-term stewardship of our Great Lakes, ISEA is focused on reaching an increasing number of people with our mission. Providing transformational opportunities for youth and

“My entire life has been changed by the Inland Seas Program not just because it encouraged me to follow my passion (marine science). Your donation has taught me how to thrive out of my comfort zone.” ~Katie, 2016 Young Women in STEM participant adults are made possible through our donors. Donors can become members, sponsor specific programs, or give to general operating costs through cash donations and other legacy gifts like real estate, life insurance, and planned giving. More information about donating can be found at Volunteer: In order to impact a growing number of individuals, physical help is needed. Manning a station or crewing on the ship are just two of the volunteer positions available. Other volunteer needs include boat shop, office work, grounds and maintenance, Education Center docent, fund development, and more. Volunteering descriptions can be found at



Creating Amazing … Support As a private arts high school tucked away in a tiny Northern Michigan town, Interlochen Center for the Arts sometimes gets pegged as an enclave community. But Vice President of Advancement Tim Dougherty says what often goes unnoticed is how hard the academy works to make inclusivity more than just a buzzword. In fact, nearly a third of Interlochen’s $40-million annual budget goes directly to financial aid. “Our typical student isn’t a kid who’s attended private school their whole life,” Dougherty says. “It’s a kid who’s an exceptional musician, but maybe lives in a town where they can only take that so far.” At Interlochen, 70 percent of students receive financial aid, and 30 percent pay full tuition. At most private

schools that ratio is reversed. In the coming years, Dougherty says Interlochen plans to keep up that tradition—and invest heavily in another key part of the center’s legacy: spaces for teaching and performing. On that front, the flagship project is a new $24-million building that will realize a 20-year goal of putting all the music operations in one centralized location. Students and faculty no doubt can’t wait for the building’s two new rehearsal spaces—which have adjustable acoustic architecture capable of adapting to the needs of choirs, chamber orchestras, or the next emerging voice from Interlochen’s singer-songwriter program. —L.B..



Bigger Fleet and Dreams For years, Inland Seas’ “School Ship”—a three-masted schooner that doubles as a Great Lakes research classroom—has been one of the iconic summer sights on Grand Traverse Bay. So you can imagine the excitement when the organization doubled its fleet this past year. The new ship, Utopia, was a gift from the son of renowned Great Lakes ship builder Fred Peterson, who reportedly sailed it around the world at least a couple of times to prove its quality. Right now, the schooner is anchored in Traverse City, where it’s serving as Inland Seas’ STEM-focused classroom. “We’re doing really unique remotely operated vehicle programs from the boat,” says Fred Sitkins, executive director. “The students design and build their own ROV and test it out on our underwater challenge course to replicate the way these vehicles are used in industry and to give students a look at jobs in that field.” Coming goals, Sitkins says, include using Utopia to add even more technology-focused curriculum and renovating ISEA home campus in Suttons Bay. Mostly notably, new dorm facilities will allow the group to expand the breadth and depth of their research-focused education programs. “We draw students

from all over the Great Lakes region, but the limitation was always the distance and lack of affordable accommodations in our area,” Sitkins says. With the new facilities, ISEA can triple the capacity of overnight programs—and multiply Inland Seas’ impact on the health of our Great Lakes. —L.B.







PO Box 601 Frankfort, MI 49635 231.352.7644

Point Betsie Lighthouse

The Friends of Point Betsie Lighthouse, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to maintaining and operating the Point Betsie Light Station in support of Benzie County. Over the past 12 years the organization has raised funds for matching grants for the restoration of the historic buildings that are now completed. The focus now is on the other needed capital improvements, first the Road End/Parking Project then the Water Barrier to follow. The approved Road End/Parking Project design will provide 33 paved parking spaces, a sidewalk surrounding the spaces, a turnaround and drop off area, and a boardwalk to the beach area. The Friends are working in cooperation with the Benzie County Road Commission which plans to pave the remainder of the road and other governmental agencies on the project. A grant has been applied for which, if approved, will provide a large portion of the cost but additional funds are needed to complete the project. Strong donor support has been a key factor from the beginning, enabling the Friends group to secure matching grants to restore and maintain this iconic site and its historic buildings for future generations to enjoy.




Walkable, Livable, Remarkable! Traverse City residents have periodically flirted with the idea of turning downtown Front Street into a pedestrian mall. And while that’s likely not happening anytime soon, Downtown Traverse City Association’s recent rehab of the Warehouse District provides a more-than-respectable walkable alternative. The nonprofit’s retooling of Garland Street doesn’t officially close the district to traffic, but the Dutch-inspired, curbless, cobblestone-esque design provides a natural deterrent to cars, while putting the pedestrian experience front and center. “We just felt like it was time to focus on that area and support all the new businesses—as well as the pioneers— who have helped make it a special place,” says Downtown TC’s Colleen Paveglio. Next up, the group is aiming to pour energy into some of its flagship legacy institutions, including the Traverse City Farmers Market. In the coming year, DTCA will kick off the first phase of a fundraising campaign to improve the navigability of the bustling market and better utilize the nearby riverfront. They also plan to continue investing in partnerships with other community nonprofits that make events like Friday Night Live! and Shop Your Community Day

such powerful placemaking events. Of course, if you’re a fan of vibrant Main Streets, don’t miss your chance to support all of Downtown TC’s work at the group’s annual chili cook-off fundraiser in January. —L.B.


Compassionate Care wide array of options—ranging from full-time nursing care to assisted living programs to a state-of-the-art wellness center—it also gives families confidence that their loved ones will be receiving quality, compassionate care. In


Choosing the right kind of elder care can be one of the most complicated challenges families face. But the Grand Traverse Pavilions strives to make the process as smooth as possible. Not only does the nonprofit provide a


2017, the organization earned the “Gold Seal” accreditation from The Joint Commission, which certifies healthcare organizations and programs all across the country. The new designation makes the GT Pavilions the first Gold Seal facility in Traverse City—and one of just a handful in the state. In coming years, look for even more care options, as the organization continues a push to bring the federal PACE program to northern Michigan. The initiative supports innovative independent living options for seniors by helping coordinate everything from doctor appointments to medication deliveries to visits from friends. And of course, one of the Pavilions’ biggest draws has always been its serene setting on the grounds of the Grand Traverse Commons. You can do your part to maintain that natural asset when the Pavilions undertakes a campus-wide beautification project this spring. —L.B.






Child and Family Services/Third Level CHILD AND FAMILY SERVICES OF NORTHWESTERN MICHIGAN Traverse City Harbor Springs Gaylord (800) 442-7315 (24 Hours) SERVICE AREA 20+ Counties in Northern Michigan BOARD OF DIRECTORS Erica Walsh, President Lisa Thomas, Vice President Bryce Hundley, Treasurer Rick Summers, Secretary Gary Blair Krista Cooper Diane Emling Jennifer Flick Ruth Gilmer Jason Jeffrey Chris Mohrhardt Robert Needham Terry Paquet Kaylee Simerson Rob Tubbs Rachel Wasserman

Child & Family Services/Third Level offers northern Michigan a range of programs that help children and adults overcome trauma and care for themselves and their loved ones. With offices in Harbor Springs, Traverse City, and Gaylord, we work with many partners to provide treatment, support, and community education to thousands of people each year. From our 80 year-old foster care program to our 24-hour crisis services, every program we offer impacts lives. Each of the following programs are in need of community support. We are grateful for your generosity! • 24-Hour Crisis Services – For many of us, life’s challenges become too much to bear alone. Our 24/7 crisis center offers guidance for youth and adults as they navigate life’s challenges. Counselors are available by phone, in person, and during limited hours via text message. We field an average of 30,000 contacts each year. Call anytime for anything – from help finding food to conquering thoughts of suicide. www.cfsnwmi. org/programs/crisis • Ongoing Counseling – Everyone may benefit from counseling at some point in their lives. People may need us because something traumatic happened or because their emotions interfere with their daily lives. Sometimes people just need someone to talk openly with. Our licensed therapists help people of all ages as they work through various issues - depression, grief and loss, post-traumatic stress, family and relationship concerns, substance abuse, and more. • Trauma Assessment – Exposure to trauma as a child prevents the brain from developing properly and is linked to poor health outcomes, adverse social conditions, and lower educational attainment. Our Trauma Center uses a transdisciplinary team to equip caregivers and anyone who works with a child with intervention tools needed to increase resilience, improve functioning and behaviors, and reach for their full potential. • Youth Services & Shelter – When teens are in survival mode - figuring out where they will sleep, what their next meal will be, or how they will meet their basic needs - being successful in school and achieving their goals cannot be a top priority for them. We help youth and their families overcome various life challenges and prepare them to navigate the world as adults. We also operate Pete’s Place, the region’s only youth shelter. • Safe Haven – Domestic violence and high conflict impacts children in devastating ways. Without Safe Haven, parents and children are endangered and sometimes even killed. We provide safe, supervised visitation and exchange between co-parents. Separate entrances, staggered arrival and departure times, and other features assure everyone’s safety. • General Needs – At the center of each of our programs is our mission – to ensure the safety and well-being of children, youth, adults, and families in times of crisis, challenge, and life transition. As funding streams and economic conditions are constantly changing, our organization has different needs at different times. Giving an unrestricted gift allows us to use your donation in the area it is most needed.

To learn more about how you can help, please call 231-946-8975 or visit

BOARD OF TRUSTEES Alan Olson, President Ken Petterson, Vice President Warren “Bud” Cline III Treasurer Erik Falconer, Secretary EmmLee Cameron Bob Cornwell Jeremy Hawke Galen Krupka Sheila Morgan

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The Race to Save The Grand Traverse Regional Land Conservancy’s many protected natural areas inspire their fair share of serenity, but the work it takes to save those lands is often extremely high risk and high pressure. Take, for example, two of the conservancy’s big recent wins, which preserved a pair of former summer camps totaling nearly 2,000 acres in Kalkaska and Antrim counties. When the properties went on the market, the group had to move extremely quickly to secure short-term loans from several generous supporters—and then sweat it out in a bidding war with area developers. “It’s a really big deal for a small organization to take that on,” says the conservancy’s Jennifer Jay. “I mean, we need to raise $3.9 million just for one of the camps in the next three years to pay back that loan. To take that leap of faith, and have confidence that the community is going to come through for you, is pretty amazing.” As the conservancy looks to put those projects—and 15 others now in motion—on firm financial ground, they’re also putting a greater emphasis on improving accessibility on the group’s preserved lands. “Our region has an incredibly high rate of disability, so providing universal access to our trails is really important.” To see some of that work in action, check out the newly completed, universally accessible trail at the C.S. Mott Nature Preserve at Arcadia Dunes. And Jay says your donations this year will help similar accessibility projects at several other sites across Northern Michigan.—L.B..



Essential Community Support Everyone at Child and Family Services is acutely aware of the power of community contributions, says Amanda Elliott, marketing specialist. Case in point: When CFS recently lost a federal grant that funded its supervised visit program, more than 400 donors stepped up to ensure families wouldn’t go without this essential service. “I mean, this program literally saves lives,” Elliott says. “Without us helping parents do things like coordinate visitations or drop off a child at the end of the weekend, people do it in places like a McDonald’s parking lot—and that can be a risky situation for everyone. Even the police can’t do what we do. And we couldn’t do it without that outpouring of generosity.” That kind of giving has also enabled CFS to launch innovative programs like a trauma assessment center, which builds on emerging science linking emotional and physical health to abuse or neglect in early life. And in the coming year, look for a new pilot program

for homeless youth that helps young people develop personal finance know-how and other essential life skills as they transition back toward independence. It’s that kind of cuttingedge approach that has made CFS an anchor of Northern Michigan’s social service community for 80 years—a status it hopes to maintain long into the future with your continued support. —L.B.


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Meals on Wheels of Northwest Michigan operated by Northwest Michigan Community Action Agency 3963 Three Mile Rd. Traverse City, MI 49686 231.947.3780 / 800.632.7334 COUNTIES SERVED Grand Traverse, Leelanau Manistee, Wexford and Missaukee John Stephenson, Executive Director Lisa Robitshek, Manager, Senior Nutrition BOARD OF DIRECTORS Rev. Gerald Cook, Chairperson Carolyn Rentenbach, Vice-Chairperson Mary Klein, Secretary Jeff Miller, Treasurer Anthony Ansorge Debbie Bishop Brenda DeKuiper Yvonne Donohoe Louis Fantini Gillian Gines Art Jeannot Tom Kelley George Lasater Larry Levengood Marc Milburn Judy Nichols Pam Niebrzydowski Tom Olmsted Nic Piechotte Grace Ronkaitis Tonya Schroka Carol Smith Jennifer Smith Pam Stephan Lindsey Walker Betsy White Brenda Willson 10

A knock on the door. A smiling face. A warm meal delivered. A hug. That describes an interaction that happens every day between Meals on Wheels drivers and hundreds of seniors in the organization’s five-county service area of Grand Traverse, Leelanau, Manistee, Wexford and Missaukee. The giving of a meal is a simple exchange, but it’s also deeply human and powerful, and offers immense rewards, both to the person receiving the meal and to our communities at large. By providing a nutritionally balanced, warm and tasty meal, Meals on Wheels nourishes a senior’s body, mind and spirit—the meals save lives and give dignity. Along the way, the daily visit also serves as an important check-in, a verification that the person is doing OK, peace of mind, and for many seniors, will be the only visitor that day, or for days on end. In addition, comprehensive in-home assessments are completed twice/year to make sure seniors’ needs are met and make referrals for other services. IMPACT

In many cases, a Meals on Wheels meal and check-in is what allows a senior to live independently in her or his own home, where 85% of seniors prefer to be, while also avoiding the expense of hospitals and assisted care facilities. Consider that for $1,600, Meals on Wheels can feed a senior warm daily meals and “so much more than a meal” for an entire year ... for approximately the same cost as 1 day in the hospital or 6 days in a nursing home. The organization also serves lunches to seniors at 27 sites throughout its service area. Last year, Meals on Wheels delivered a remarkable 185,000 meals to 1,400 homebound seniors. Another 1,232 seniors received 42,500 lunches at the 27 lunch sites. According to population predictions, Northwest Michigan’s Meals on Wheels will certainly see growing demand as retirees continue to migrate north. HOW YOU CAN HELP

Started in 1974 as a program of Northwest Michigan Community Action Agency,

the organization is not a government agency. Meals on Wheels is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization that serves one main meal a day to seniors who qualify for the program. The organization receives some funding from government sources, but like other nonprofits, Meals on Wheels is only possible with the support of individual donors, grants and the efforts of volunteers. To accompany core passionate staff, 150 volunteers add to the lifeline of Meals on Wheels. DONATE

This year, as you consider your giving opportunities, we ask that you consider the rich return on investment you receive by giving to Meals on Wheels. Whether through a one-time gift, a sustaining monthly gift, or by including Meals on Wheels in your planned giving, you can be assured that your dollars directly improve the lives of seniors in Northwest Michigan and contribute to stronger communities by allowing people to remain in their homes. Meals on Wheels is an essential part of Northwest Michigan’s culture of caring, sense of neighborliness, and expression of humanity. Thank you for helping to sustain this important service. VOLUNTEER • Deliver meals to homebound seniors in your community once a week for 1-2 hours. Businesses can “Adopt a Route”. • Help with fundraising, grant-writing, story-telling, social enterprise development, and more! To learn more about how you can help, please call 231-947-3780 or visit www.



Elevating Health Care Across the North In this day and age, providing quality healthcare is a tough enough equation to balance. But when you’re serving a predominantly rural population, hospital systems face even tougher challenges, says Munson Healthcare Foundations’ Debra Henderson. “When you get north of US10 in Michigan, the type of healthcare facilities that are available are far different than those you’ll find in major cities,” Henderson says. “I mean, not every hospital even delivers babies when you get out into some of our rural areas.” Henderson says these healthcare gaps are even more acute when it comes to advanced care—leaving patients regularly traveling hundreds of miles to see specialists. But the Munson Healthcare Foundations are constantly working to bring more state-of-the-art technology and treatments to Northern Michigan residents. In the past year,

“We want to be able to offer the latest technology to Northern Michigan.”

a $3-million gift from the Maxon Foundation enabled the opening of two advanced cardiac care units in Traverse City and Grayling. And in the coming year, Henderson says they’re taking a focused look at the unique needs of each healthcare center in the region. In Cadillac, that means a big push for physician recruitment; in Frankfort, a new cardiovascular rehab center to support the community’s aging population; and in Grayling, look for the opening of an advanced diagnostic center designed to facilitate things like pre-surgical testing or observation from the comfort of a centralized, patient-friendly location. “Healthcare technology advances so quickly, but it can be outrageously expensive,” Henderson says. “We want to be able to offer the latest technology to Northern Michigan, and all of that is only possible with donor dollars.”—L.B..


Waiting for Daylight

“I knocked once more, this time a little louder. There was still no answer. I walked around to the side door and knocked again. This door was unlocked. I opened it and called her name. The voice I heard was faint. I went in and found Sarah (not her real name) on the floor of the bedroom. She had fallen in the night and was unable to reach her phone. Sarah told me that she wasn’t hurt, just unable to get up. I called for assistance and waited with her until they arrived. She told me that what kept her calm was watching and waiting for daylight. “Once it was light, I knew it wouldn’t be long before you got here,” Sarah said. This vignette is one of “Jodi’s Stories,” a set of brief writings based on the real-life experiences of a Meals on Wheels of Northwest Michigan’s food deliverer. Though the story is short, it says much about the value that Meals on Wheels brings to Northwest Michigan, says Lisa Robitshek, manager of the program that served 185,000 in-home meals to seniors in its five-county service area (Grand Traverse, Leelanau, Manistee, Wexford and Missaukee) last year. “The woman who fell knew the sun would come up, and with just as much certainty, she knew her friend from Meals on Wheels would be there—to bring a meal and to check up on her”, Robitshek said. “Our clients know they can rely on our drivers, can trust them. Our clients view them as family. And, with the important support of the community, we can make sure we can be there for seniors when they need us the most.”





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Camp Quality Michigan is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization which provides ongoing support programs for children with cancer (ages 4-17) and their families—at no cost. We depend solely on private contributors for our existence, which is now in 30 years of service. The first Michigan camp was held the summer of 1987 in Northwest Michigan with 12 campers. Today, Camp Quality Michigan hosts three week-long summer camps and six family MY KEY events. More thanTO: 200 children and their families, from all over Michigan, participate in these activities throughout the year.

REASONS TO DONATE • To allow children with cancer to be children again.

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• To create stress-free environments that offer exciting activities, foster new friendships, and help give children courage, motivation and “I donate to help others— emotional strength. right here in my own town.” • To give families of children with cancer much needed rest, knowing that the highest quality program has been selected for their child. WE HELP OTHERS BECAUSE PEOPLE LIKE LORRAINE HELPED US FIRST. 935-0799 The finest medical supervision is provided at every camp,(231) and big and small each camper is paired up one-to-one with a companion. –LORRAINE, COMMUNITY DONOR

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Great Movies and More

The Traverse City Film Festival’s impact extends well beyond its annual namesake summer event. For starters, the nonprofit operates two year-round movie theaters—the historic State Theatre, in downtown TC, and the smaller Bijou by the Bay—which together offer more than 3,000 screenings of 600-plus films annually. But the group also serves as an important amplifier for other area nonprofits, explains Executive Director Deb Lake. Every year, the TCFF partners with more than 150 community groups, making its facilities available free of charge for everything from panel discussions to free film screenings. “For example, we did a storytelling event for Safe Harbor when they were trying to raise awareness about their new homeless shelter,” Lake says. “And in this case, not only did it give people a chance to hear about what was going on, the group ended up getting a big donation.” Another one of Lake’s favorite examples of giving back: The TCFF’s annual holiday event, where hundreds of kids from Immaculate Conception Elementary School parade down Front Street toting gifts for children in need—followed by screenings of The Grinch and A Charlie Brown Christmas. Of course, the mostly volunteer-powered organization needs

community support itself. Chief among the TCFF’s goals this year: Raising funds to replace the State’s old boiler, which has been keeping moviegoers toasty since the 1970s. —L.B.



Keeping the Faith Signal Strong “We’re going to make sure we’re doing everything we can to always be there for the people who count on us.”

In just a decade, Baraga Radio has grown from a single station based out of an old home in Indian River to a network of six stations covering most of Northern Michigan. That broad reach has allowed the nonprofit to bring a Catholic ministry to thousands of residents who might not otherwise have a chance to connect with a faith community. “We live in a very rural region, and even in our cities, there are retired people or elders who may be on their own,” says Baraga Radio’s Steve Gregosky. “So having our station on the air is like having a companion for them, and it connects them daily to the world around them.” Gregosky’s team recently found out just how valuable Baraga Radio’s mix of local and SPONSORED CONTENT

national programming is to listeners. When aging technology caused a six-month shutdown of the Alpena station, the station was inundated with listener inquires about when the station would be back up. The support of hundreds of donors throughout the coverage area enabled Baraga to get the station back on the air. The event prompted the nonprofit to do a full network-wide review, and in the coming year, Gregosky says he hopes to complete vital equipment upgrades at its five other stations. “We’ve grown a lot in 10 years, but with that growth comes responsibility to our community. And we’re going to make sure we’re doing everything we can to always be there for the people who count on us.”




A Grand Mission The mission of the Grand Traverse Pavilions is to provide accessible, trusted and compassionate care that enhances quality of life for aging adults. The region’s first and only public, nonprofit Continuum of Care the Pavilions features: • Long-term Skilled Nursing Care • Short-term Rehab • The Wellness Center: Inpatient and Outpatient Therapy • The Cottages: Independent and Assisted Living • Overnight Respite and Adult Day Services The Grand Traverse Pavilions Foundation supports the Pavilions by raising funds to support their programs and services. As part of this mission, the Grand Traverse Pavilions, and its Foundation, are working to bring the Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly to northern Michigan. Opportunities abound to support and enrich the lives of our elders by donating your time, talent and treasures to the Grand Traverse Pavilions. With residents, participants, therapy patients, volunteers, and staff, Grand Traverse Pavilions is more than just a nursing home. It’s a grand community of caring for generations. • (231) 932-3000



Growing Community and Much More Aside from its natural beauty, Northern Michigan may be best known for its plucky, do-it-yourself, homesteading identity. And thanks to the nonprofit Grow Benzie, many of the old ways of doing things—like knowing how to grow your own food or build something with your own two hands— aren’t destined to disappear. Founded back in 2008 with a vision of reimagining an old, abandoned Benzonia farmstead as a community garden, Grow Benzie now offers an eclectic menu of communityfocused programming. Some things, like its incubator kitchen and onsite market, are still focused around that original mission of local food and farming. But Executive Director Josh Stoltz says they’ve also been driven to fulfill other community needs. “For example, three years ago, we started an after-school wood shop

program. And that was in direct response to wood shop classes being shut down at a lot of schools across Northern Michigan.” Another innovative program: The full-service sewing studio—built with hundreds of volunteer hours and individual donations—where they teach year-round fiber arts classes. As the group approaches the coming year, they’re expanding their vision far beyond their own programs and looking for ways to use their experience to support other community groups. “We see ourselves as an incubator for other nonprofits,” Stoltz says. “Sometimes, groups just need a little help getting their message out; or figuring out bookkeeping or how to use volunteers effectively. We have that know-how. And one of the biggest ways we can give back is by passing it on.”

“One of the biggest ways we can give back is by passing it on.”



The Beauty of Science When you ask The Nature Conservancy’s Melissa Molenda to name some highlights from the past year, you might be surprised to hear her mention the fact that the hardwood for the NCAA Final Four came from trees in their Two Hearted Forest Reserve. “When we shared the news, we definitely had some people respond with comments like, ‘Why is the Nature Conservancy in the business of cutting trees?’ But it’s part of the evolution of our mission. Nature evolves and so do we.” Dig deeper into the story behind that basketball court, for instance, and you’ll find cutting-edge sustainable forestry that the nonprofit is doing in the Upper Peninsula. And much of The Nature Conservancy’s current work in Michigan extends far beyond the land itself. Take, for example, the group’s recent restoration of a reef in Grand Traverse Bay, which provides spawning habitat for native Great Lakes fish; or the policy-focused work that’s helping Michigan cities develop green infrastructure-based storm water management plans. In the coming year, expect the Nature Conservancy’s new approach to even get a little philosophical as the group launches a public awareness campaign centered on the social value of science. “We need people to understand that when you see a dune no longer overrun by baby’s breath, that’s because of science. That when we restore a coastal marsh and you see fish return the very next day, that’s science. Science is beautiful—and it works.”—L.B.. SPONSORED CONTENT






Grow Benzie 5885 Frankfort Highway (M-115) Benzonia, Michigan 49616 231-882-9510 COUNTIES SERVED Benzie Grand Traverse Leelanau Manistee Wexford EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Joshua Stoltz BOARD OF DIRECTORS Scott Harrison, President Mike Zielinski, Vice President Betsy Evans, Treasurer Jackie Hice, Secretary Willard Kitchen Bernie Ware Marlene Wood Rory Heckman

OUR ROOTS In 2008, a group of neighbors met to discuss the idea of starting a community garden in Benzie County. Within 89 days, they had formed a board of directors and non-profit 501(c)3, purchased four acres of property in Benzonia, and opened the doors to Grow Benzie. Fast forward through years of grant-writing, work-bees, fundraisers and a textbook “community effort,” and you find a revitalized property that recently added an edible trail system with learning stations and mini-golf with raised beds of fruits and berries. Grow Benzie now includes a state-certified incubator kitchen, 16,000 square feet of hoop houses, sewing and maker-space studios, public garden spaces, a weekly farmers market, a food truck, and a 5,000-square-foot event center. Grow Benzie has become a community hub of activity for local events, entrepreneur coaching and life skills training, and a food education center offering classes in culinary arts, nutrition, agriculture and food preservation. FRUITS OF OUR LABOR Grow Benzie hired its first full-time director at the end of 2014 to manage the farmstead campus and develop new and existing programs. Since then, the organization continues to strengthen its outreach and major fundraising event, organize memberships, and enhance the property to improve earned income with facility rentals and program development. One of our greatest successes has been the growth of Hive Minded—our youth program that includes field trips and workshops at Grow Benzie, and after-school


activities for 6–12th graders attending four area schools. Our flagship project is making bee boxes in the woodshop at Benzie Central, where youth build alongside mentors, and proceeds from local sales are recycled back into the program. We also spent time in the kitchen with cooking competitions and healthy snack making, while “techie” kids enjoyed making a video arcade cabinet from raw lumber and a self-designed computer system. HOW CAN YOU GROW BENZIE? The eclectic character of our organization lends itself to many opportunities for you to give. Your financial contribution will help us develop innovations such as prescription foods, youth trade skill activities, and our incubator programs. Your interest and attention to Grow Benzie is how we’ve made it to this point, so sharing our story with a friend and through social media helps us continue our momentum and reach further into the community. And lastly, participate! Whether shopping at the farmers market, volunteering at a winter potluck discussion, or attending a cooking class—you showing up in person means the most. When people share time, they build community, and that’s how we Grow Benzie.




DECEMBER Cherryland Humane Society


Shop for a cause! And get your holiday shopping done early! Support the organization of your choice just by shopping select downtown stores today. 15% of purchase donated. Look out for the shopping bag and balloons!


A uniquely wonderful, annual event featuring locally made and donated pottery from gracious artists and potters. Join us this year at Stafford’s Perry Hotel for soup and bread, while selecting a handmade bowl of choice. For details:


For each $10 donation, individuals can have a light lit on the CHS Christmas Tree in honor of a pet or loved one. Christmas Pet Food Drive donation barrels at CHS for pet food and supplies. 231.941.5116,


Six couples dance off for six worthy charities including Communities In Schools, Special Olympics Michigan, TC Athletic Boosters and Traverse Health Clinic. Voters are encouraged to donate to the charity of their choice. City Opera House,

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AC PAW Arts for All of Northern MI Big Brothers Big Sisters of N.W. MI Boots for Kids Botanic Garden at Historic Barns Park Boy Scouts of America-Northern MI BrickWays Catholic Human Services Foster Grandparent & Senior Companion Programs

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saturday, November 11, 2017 just by shopping Downtown! For every purchase you make at the following stores, 15% of the sale will be donated to the organization of your choice! It’s easy to support your favorite nonprofit, plus get a jump on your holiday shopping!

Look for the shopping bag and balloons!

MAKE A CONNECTION THAT SAVES LIVES. GIVE BLOOD Sign in to donate during Shop Your Community Day and we will donate $10 to the participating nonprofit of your choice.

downtown MErchants Acoustic Tap Room American Spoon Amical (GC Only) Backcountry North Becky Thatcher Designs Bookie Joint Brilliant Books Cali’s Captain’s Quarters Cherry Hill Boutique Cherry Republic Children’s World Critters Daisy Jane Diversions Eleven Ella’s Espresso Bay

The Exchange Boutique Flea Fustini’s Glitz & Spurs Golden Shoes Great Lakes Bath & Body Green Island Haystacks Higher Art Gallery James C. Smith Fine Jewelry Kilwins Mama Lu’s (GC Only) Mary’s Kitchen Port McMillen’s Custom Framing MI Happy Place (Tee See Tee) Millie & Pepper Miners North Jewelers Morsels Espresso + Edibles My Secret Stash

Nifty Things! On the Rocks Orvis Streamside Peppercorn Pink Anchor Plamondon Shoes Red Ginger (GC Only) Robert Frost Roth Shirt Co. Sincerely Betty Suhmthing Sunglass Shoppe Sweet Pea Sweet Tartlette Toy Harbor Unparalleled Apparel Votruba Leather Goods Yen Yoga & Fitness l 231.922.2050 #downtowntc

Cherryland Humane Society Child & Family Services N.W. MI The Children’s House City Opera House Company Dance Traverse Disability Network of Northern MI The Father Fred Foundation Food Rescue N.W. MI For Animals Grand Traverse Area Catholic Schools Great Lakes Children’s Museum Groundwork Center for Resilient Communities Habitat for Humanity - GT Region Inland Seas Education Association Justice for Our Neighbors Meals on Wheels of NMCAA Michael’s Place Mt. Holiday Ski Resort & Recreation Area Munson Hospice National Cherry Festival/Festival Foundation Norte Old Town Playhouse Paperworks Studio The Pathfinder School Planned Parenthood of MI SEEDS Silver Muzzle Cottage TART Trails TCAPS Students in Transition Empowerment Program

Traverse Bay Children’s Advocacy Center Up North Pride Wings of Wonder


Goodwill Industries of Northern Michigan CHERRYT BALL DROP DECEMBER 31ST

Join thousands of revelers at the corner of Front & Park Streets in Downtown Traverse City this New Year’s Eve. Enjoy a live DJ for dancing in the streets starting at 10 p.m. with the countdown to the dropping of the cherry at midnight. The Goodwill Food Pantry, local food banks and select charities will benefit from donations raised.


7th annual Instant Wine Cellar fundraiser for Char-Em United Way’s virtual volunteer center-Volunteer Connections. Music, dancing, fun, food, select wine and beer available, silent auction and raffle. 231.487.1006,

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Inland Seas Education Association (ISEA)




The event will take place in the lower level of Castle Farms from 7 to 10 p.m. and will feature wine/beer/mead tastings, food, a silent auction, and live music. All proceeds will benefit the Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library (DPIL), a literacy initiative sponsored by CharEm United Way. The Imagination Library provides free books to children from birth to age 5 in Charlevoix and Emmet Counties. Over 50,000 books have been delivered to date. 231.487.1006,

MARCH Goodwill Northern Michigan


If you’re into boating, needing to replace an item, or just love to be around boat “stuff,” this event is for you. Typical items found at the event, held at 100 Dame Street in Suttons Bay, include boats, life jackets, line, sails, motors, maps/charts, books, decorative items, and more. Inventory changes as new items are donated to ISEA. Date of event scheduled in early spring. 231.271.3077,

SUMMER Child & Family Services of Northwestern Michigan BROWN BAG CAMPAIGN DATES TBD

The ubiquitous little bags are found in newspapers across Northwest Michigan throughout the summer to call attention to the needs of children in foster care. Simply place your donation inside the bag, stamp it and mail it back to us. Or make an online donation.




Raises awareness and resources for women and children staying at the Goodwill Inn. Brunch at City Opera House Traverse City. 231.944.8320.



Camp Daggett


All proceeds from Hot Fudge Sundae Bar will go directly towards providing hot, nutritious meals, compassion, security, and independence for homebound seniors in our community. Moomers, Traverse City, 231.941.4122,


Enjoy 18 holes of golf at Walloon Lake Country Club. Lunch, dinner, cocktails, silent & live auctions and 50/50 raffle. If you’re interested in participating as a golfer, volunteer or committee member, please contact Grace Ketchum at 231.347.9742 ext. 118 or

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We would like to thank you from the bottom of our hearts. Our daughter attended a playgroup, and she had a picture taken by a very special camera. The Lions Club’s free eye screening was a blessing to our family. Victoria had a juvenile cataract in her left eye. The doctors believe she was born with a defect in the back of her eye, and it was never identified during her well-child check-ups. If it was not for the Lions Club, Victoria could have lost her eye. Amy F. - Gobles, Michigan It is so nice to be able to see again and to actually write a handwritten letter. Thank you so very much, and may god bless you for all that you’ve done helping me get eye surgery. I was living in misery not being able to see. You can’t imagine what that is like until you lose your vision. I can’t begin to explain just how good it feels to be able to work again and to actually be able to look out the window and see even the tiniest sprinkle of snow. Scott M. - Big Rapids, Michigan I would like to express my deepest gratitude for your help in getting my hearing aids. I cannot put into words what it sounds like to hear the little things. For instance, I have to tell my daughters to not talk so loud. I also heard my cat “meow” for the first time, and for the first time, in a long time, I heard my car blinker—wow! I knew I was having issues with my hearing, but I did not understand the gravity of it. Once I received my hearing aids, my world was reopened My life will never be the same, and I will never look back. Thank you! Holli G. - New Lothrop, Michigan Mikey's Fund is named after a very special person, Michaela Hagemann – whom my parents nicknamed “Mikey”. Mikey, born with Down’s Syndrome, was in her early forties, far surpassing her anticipated life expectancy. Although she had developed cataracts, doctors were reluctant to perform surgery due to anticipated limited benefits. However, when my parents took Mikey to Lansing Ophthalmology, Dr. Moore told them that having Mikey enjoy a high quality of life far outweighed any reason not to undergo surgery. Dr. Moore performed cataract surgery on Mikey, and the results helped her enjoy her time through her last days. When Mikey passed away in January of 2003, my parents, James and Pauline, called Lansing Ophthalmology and expressed their gratitude for the difference that the medical treatment had made in Mikey’s life. They desired to “give something back” by making a financial gift to provide eye care for those who could not otherwise afford it. With the help of Lansing Ophthalmology and the Lions of Michigan Foundation, we created Mikey’s Fund, and today, the fund provides eye care for children in the Lansing, East Lansing and Albion School Districts. Jackie M. – Albion, Michigan L I O N S O F M I C H I G A N F O U N D A T I O N - L a n s i n g , M i c h i g a n - w w w . l ms f . n e t - i n f o @ l ms f . n e t - 5 1 7 - 8 8 7 - 6 6 4 0

Two Historic Year-Round Art House Theaters A World-Class Film Festival Just Great Movies

WHY DONATE TO THE TCFF? • We provide the community with 365 free and low-cost screenings each and every year (that’s an average of one per day!)


• Special programming and free community events: 25 cent kids and classic matinees, student screenings, Friday Night Flicks, Met Opera Live in HD, free • We support more than 175 community groups every year —for free—helping Spring Break Week, holiday films, and much, much more them raise money and spread awareness about the important work they do • Maintenance of two of our area’s historic treasures and their world-class projection & sound systems that draw hundreds of people downtown daily • We welcome 6,000 students at free educational screenings annually (the MPAA ranked the State as the #1 theater in the world!) • We offer 3,000 screenings of more than 600 different films each year, • One of the nation’s top film festivals, bringing the world to Traverse City for a bringing films to TC that otherwise would not hit the big screen whirlwind week of life-changing cinema • We create a magical, grassroots, volunteer-run, historic movie palace experience that everyone can afford ($2 pop and popcorn!)




Lions of Michigan Service Foundation MIKEY’S FUND GOLF OUTING JUNE 29TH

Mikey’s Fund is named after a very special person, Michaela Hagemann, who passed away in January 2003. Mikey’s fund provides eyewear and eye care services to disadvantaged school children, who could otherwise not afford it. Come join us for a wonderful round of golf at the Duck Lake Country Club, in Albion. For more information: or 517.629.9015.


Day of Caring is a one-day, hands-on experience where volunteer teams from local businesses are matched with local non-profit agencies and schools to complete meaningful projects that fulfill agency and community needs. For a list of projects and to sign-up:

The Manna Food Project

JULY Camp Quality/Challenge Mountain 15TH ANNUAL BOYNE THUNDER EVENT JULY 13TH–14TH

Speed, excitement and smiles during this two-day boating event featuring high-performance boats slicing through the waters of Lake Charlevoix and Lake Michigan. Proceeds help the efforts of Camp Quality and Challenge Mountain. 231.582.9009,

Leelanau Community Cultural Center ART LEELANAU BENEFIT & SALE JULY 27TH – AUGUST 1


On the first Thursday of each month, the Red Mesa Grill and Cafe Santé in Boyne City donate 5 percent of gross sales to The Manna Food Project to benefit the Boyne Valley, Boyne City Community and Boyne Seventh Day Adventist pantries.


Join us for the 26th annual benefit art exhibition and sale for support of the Old Art Building in Leland. The exhibit promotes the artwork of more than 100 Leelanau artists, with 40 percent of art sales to benefit the operating fund. For information: or 231.256.2131.

Michael’s Place celebrates the ‘everyday heroes’ we serve in this onehour event. Please join us at the Great Wolf Lodge to see and hear very personally how Michael’s Place impacts the community. RSVP by calling 231.947.6453 or email goodgrief@MyMichaelsPlace.


Grand Traverse Area Catholic Schools GLADHANDER AUCTION OCTOBER 27TH

Michigan Legacy Art Park LEGACY GALA AUGUST 17

This fundraising event includes local food and wine, silent auction, music and the preservation of the Legacy Award, bestowed annually to recognize those who have made a positive impact on Michigan’s arts. Crystal Center, Crystal Mountain, Thompsonville. 231.378.4963,

Established in 1983, Gladhander is the area’s premier gala! Gladhander provides vital funding to ensure the continued availability of a top-quality, Christ-centered education in Traverse City. Live & silent auctions, raffle prize drawings, fine food & drink, dancing and a latenight breakfast buffet. RSVP by calling 231.941.GLAD or at giving/gladhander-auction.


Steve Holme, American Bird Conservancy, will be the featured guest at Saving Birds Thru Habitat’s annual Fundraiser. Those in attendance will have the opportunity to speak with Greg and hearing a short but highly motivating presentation. Wine and hearty hors d’oeuvres will be served. 231.271.3738,

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Northern Michigan’s Spiritual Media Alternative 1020 Hastings St., Ste. 101 Traverse City, MI 49686 844.238.8508 SERVICE AREA 940 AM ST. IGNACE 90.9 FM HARBOR SPRINGS 92.1 FM GAYLORD 88.3 FM TRAVERSE CITY 88.9 FM ALPENA 91.3 FM TAWAS 1230 AM GRAYLING EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Steve Gregosky BOARD OF DIRECTORS Dcn. Kevin Endres, Chairman Patrick Dunphey, Vice-Chair Dave Mann, Treasurer Fr. James Bearss, Director Greg Donahue, Director Fr. Joe Muszkiewicz, Director Keri Tarrant, Director Mari Ann Wahr, Director ADVISORY COUNCIL Pat Heintz Pat Elshaw Rob Richardson Dan Brick Jeanne Ascione Mindy Buell Mary Clulo Julie Ellalasingham


=Unum Est Necessarium.= Translated from Latin, the words mean “Only one thing is necessary,” and these were the words that the Venerable Bishop Baraga chose as his motto. That “one thing” is the love of God above all, and that message forms the foundation of his namesake Baraga Radio still today. Bishop Baraga traveled the rugged north country in the mid-1800s, from the eastern Upper Peninsula to Minnesota, in summer by canoe, in winter by snowshoe, spreading the gospel to native people and European immigrants alike. He spoke several languages and saw clearly the importance of communication in carrying out his mission. He knew he had to connect with people where they lived—geographically, culturally and spiritually. As proof, consider that the first official letter he wrote as a bishop he produced in both English and Chippewa. Baraga Radio no longer has to rely on canoes and snowshoes to spread the word of God. We broadcast 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, with six radio stations strategically dispersed across the northern Lower Peninsula and eastern Upper Peninsula. We have a website. We have a phone app that let’s listeners connect live with one touch. Bishop Baraga might find that technological evolution nearly beyond belief. But he would also find a most important thing unchanged: the station’s board of directors and staff share Bishop Baraga’s core understanding that the gospel must reach people where they live. Good, strong, reliable communication is more essential than ever in serving people of the Roman Catholic faith and everyone looking for answers in this extremely challenging time and in a region defined by small rural towns separated by miles of forest, farmland and the Great Lakes.


a stalwart, a lifeline, a reassurance to people that they are never alone in their faith. “... in Christ we, though many, form one body, and each member belongs to all the others.” Romans 12:4-5 An important truth of Baraga Radio is that it is listener-supported and listener-owned. We are not owned by the diocese nor any other organization. We are writing this message because your dollars are essential to sustaining and growing our radio station and making sure northern Michigan families can count on access to Jesus’s message. Radio equipment is expensive and needs regular maintenance and upgrading, and that all requires investment. Our goal in the coming months is to complete a system-wide review of our radio towers and make improvements where needed, so we can avoid the disruption in service we experienced with the Alpena tower in 2017 (see story, page 13). If you agree that northern Michigan needs a reliable, always-on, faith-based radio alternative to mainstream media, please consider donating to listener-supported Baraga Radio.

This year, Baraga Radio celebrates its 10th anniversary, a nearly miraculous achievement given the station’s miniscule staff of just three and a devoted board of directors. In that first decade, a remarkable spectrum of people have come to rely on our guidance and connection. Elderly listeners who might be housebound or who live far from a Catholic church can easily stay tuned to their faith through Baraga Radio’s daily prayer, devotionals, apologetics and more. Youth and adults can listen in to question and answer shows where today’s issues are being honestly and openly handled by trained, faith-based professionals. People struggling with all of today’s issues, from the basics of marital happiness and child rearing to immensely complicated struggles like addiction and depression can find answers on Baraga Radio. The messages here are an essential alternative to the messages of mainstream media. Catholic Radio answers are based on a human and spiritual understanding that has served humanity well for two thousand years, answers that are steeped in biblical understanding and that avoid the moral relativism that has taken hold in recent decades. While our programming varies from news to talk shows to call-in to prayer, from interviews with northern Michigan Christian social service providers to contributors from around the world, one overarching message comes through: Christians are valued and cared-for members of a vast community of faith. Baraga Radio, by being always on, broadcasting or web-streaming the gospel 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, is




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13818 S West Bay Shore Dr • Traverse City, MI 49684 • (231) 946-3650 Perhaps the most meaningful thing you can do with success is share it. And when you do that with care and conviction, giving can be an art form – one Raymond James has been practicing since 1962. Today, we carry on the charitable legacy of our founder Bob James in words and actions as we seek to go forward by giving back. L IFE WEL L P L A NNED.


In a word, we believe in the transformative power of the arts.

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Perhaps the most meaningful thing you can do with success is share it. And when you do that with care and conviction, giving can be an art form – one Raymond James has been practicing since 1962. Today, we carry on the charitable legacy of our founder Bob James in words and actions as we seek to go forward by giving back. L I F E W E L L P LA N N ED.

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The Proposed Upper Manistee Headwaters Preserve 3860 N. Long Lake Road, Suite D Traverse City, MI 49684 231.929.7911 fax: 231.929.0433 SERVICE AREA The Conservancy protects land in the northwest region of Michigan’s Lower Peninsula, in Antrim, Benzie, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska, and Manistee Counties.

Northern Michigan is all about memories. Regular trips to Grandpa and Grandma’s lakeside cabin in those lazy summer months. Stays at a favorite motel that sits a mere stone’s throw from the big, blue bay. Waking up at familiar campground tucked among a remote stand of pines. And while all memories hold value, could any be more treasured than those from repeated trips to a beloved summer camp? During a run of more than 60 years, thousands of campers made lifelong memories at Camp Tapico, a 1,288-acre gem in central Kalkaska County. When the Boy Scouts of America decided to close the camp and list the property for sale, the Grand Traverse Regional Land Conservancy launched a bold effort to save this special place. Though it’s certainly the site of many cherished memories, the incredible ecological richness of this property is what the Conservancy must protect.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS Jennifer Jaffe – Chair Kathleen Guy – Vice Chair Greg Seman – Treasurer Matt Drake – Secretary Paul Brink Betsy Calcutt Don Coe John Collins Cortney Danbrook Ken Engle Jim Huckle Bob Marshall John D. Paul, Jr. Kevin Russell Evan Smith Maureen Smyth Allen Taylor Terrie Taylor Maureen Kennedy Templeton


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In addition to about a mile of the north branch of the Manistee River, the property includes its own 130-acre spring-fed lake, multiple types of wetland habitat, several kettle-hole ponds and high quality northern mesic forests. GTRLC recently secured a private loan to acquire the property from the Boy Scouts. The Conservancy now must raise $3.9 million to pay off the loan, fund immediate, on-the-ground needs and cover long-term stewardship costs. If GTRLC successfully raises the money, Camp Tapico will be opened to the public as the Upper Manistee Headwaters Preserve so that everyone can enjoy it, for generations to come. This exquisite property ranked among the top 10 of the roughly 12,500 parcels scored in GTRLC’s expansive priority land atlas. To complete this atlas, GTRLC’s land protection staff examined thousands of parcels and ranked them on the basis of conservation values such as size, natural features, length of shoreline, adjacency to previously protected land, quality of habitat, and more. The property ranks extremely high from a biodiversity standpoint. Even in a very limited inventory covering a fraction of the property,

GTRLC staff and volunteers found 108 plant species. The Floristic Quality Index (FQI) is already at 60, which is well above the state average of 20. This index is based on the presence of plants that require undisturbed or very specific habitats. And in just one day of surveying, local birders identified 50 species, bringing the total observed thus far to 60. Your gift will help safeguard an important natural area and protect the water quality of the Manistee River while also providing invaluable recreational opportunities for the residents of and visitors to Kalkaska County. To help with this or other GTRLC projects, contact Anthony Rupard at or call (231) 929-7911. About GTRLC The Grand Traverse Regional Land Conservancy’s mission is to protect significant natural, scenic, and farm lands, and advance stewardship – now and for all future generations. Since 1991, the Conservancy has protected more than 40,000 acres of land and 124 miles of shoreline in Antrim, Benzie, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska and Manistee counties. The Conservancy also owns and manages 34 nature preserves, which are open to the public. For a list of our active projects, an interactive map of our preserves and much more, visit




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- Groundwork Center for Resilient Communities

- Old Town Playhouse

- Kirtland Center for the Performing Arts

- Traverse Symphony Orchestra

- Ramsdell Regional Center for the Performing Arts

- Michigan Legacy Art Park

- Manistee Civic Players

- Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail

- Leland Public Schools


- The Family Partnership

- Traverse Bay Children’s Advocacy Center

- Women’s Wellness Weekend

- West Shore Community College

- Zonta Club of Traverse City


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Area Agency on Aging of Northwest Michigan 1609 Park Dr Traverse City, MI 49696 231.947.8920

Baraga Broadcasting, Inc. Find out more on pages 22 & 23

Camp Quality Michigan Find out more on page 12

Char-Em United Way Find out more on page 28

Child & Family Services of Northwest Michigan Find out more on page 8

Crooked Tree Arts Center Find out more on page 25

Dennos Museum Center Northwestern Michigan College 1701 East Front Street Traverse City, MI 49686 231.995.1055

Disability Network Northern Michigan 415 East Eighth Street Traverse City, MI 49686 231.922.0903

Downtown T.C. Association Find out more on page 18

FOR Investment Partners Find out more on page 3

Friendship Centers of Emmet County 1322 Anderson Road Petoskey, MI 49770 231.347.3211

Goodwill Industries of Northern Michigan 2279 South Airport Road West Traverse City, MI 49684 231.922.4805

Grand Traverse Area Literacy Council

Grand Traverse Pavilions Find out more on page 14

Grand Traverse Regional Land Conservancy Find out more on pages 26 & 27

Grow Benzie Find out more on page 16

Horizon Financial Find out more on page 29

Hospice of Michigan Find out more on page 28

Inland Seas Education Association Find out more on page 4

Interlochen Center for the Arts Find out more on the inside of the back cover Find out more on page 25


ENDOWMENTS || CHARITABLE | FOUNDATIONS | INDIVIDUALS ENDOWMENTS CHARITABLEORGANIZATIONS ORGANIZATIONS| TRUSTS | TRUSTS | FOUNDATIONS | INDIVIDUALS 2226 S. Airport Rd Suite C, Traverse City, MI 49684 2226 S. Airport Rd Suite C, Traverse City, MI 49684 231.933.4396 | 800.499.3000 | 231.933.4396 | 800.499.3000 | Securities and Investment Advisory Services offered through Financial West Group Member FINRA, SIPC. FOR Investment Partners and FWG are unaffiliated entities Securities & Investment Advisory Services offered through Securities, Inc. Member FINRA/SIPC. Securities and Investment Advisory Services offered through Financial West GroupWestern MemberInternational FINRA, SIPC. FOR Investment Partners and FWG are unaffiliated entities FOR Investment Partners & Western International Securities, Inc. are separate and unaffiliated entities.






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Leelanau Children’s Center

Munson Healthcare Foundation

111 North Fifth Street P.O. Box 317 Leland, MI 49654 231.256.7841 Find out more on the inside of the front cover

Leelanau Conservancy

Northwest Michigan Community Action Agency Find out more on page 25

Lions of Michigan Foundation Find out more on page 20

Manistee County Community Foundation 395 Third Street Manistee, MI 49660 231.723.7269

Meals on Wheels of NMCAA Find out more on page 10

Michael’s Place

1212 Veterans Drive Traverse City, MI 49684 231.947.6453

Michigan Legacy Art Park 12500 Crystal Mountain Drive Thompsonville, MI 49683 231.378.4963

Mt. Holiday

3100 Holiday Road Traverse City, MI 49686 231.938.2500

3963 Three Mile Road Traverse City, MI 49686 231.947.3780

Northwest Michigan Habitat For Humanity 8460 M119 & 8446 M119 Harbor Springs, MI 49740 231.348.6926

Northwestern Michigan College Foundation 1701 East Front Street Traverse City, MI 49686 231.995.1021

Oliver Art Center

The Botanic Garden at Historic Barns Park Find out more on page 6

The Friends of Point Betsie Lighthouse Find out more on page 6

Traverse Bay Children’s Advocacy Center 2000 Chartwell Drive Suite 3 Traverse City, MI 49696 231.929.4250

The Nature Conservancy Find out more on the back cover

The Salvation Army — Traverse City 1239 Barlow Street Traverse City, MI 49686 231.946.4644

132 Coast Guard Road P.O. Box 1513 Frankfort, MI 49635 231.352.4151

Traverse City Film Festival

Raymond James Find out more on page 12 Find out more on page 24

St. Vincent de Paul Find out more on page 12 Find out more on page 20

Traverse Health Clinic

Wells Fargo Advisors Find out more on page 28

Investing Today FOR a Better Tomorrow

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ENDOWMENTS I TRUSTS I INDIVIDUALS I CHARITABLE ORGANIZATIONS I FOUNDATIONS 2226 S, Airport Rd Ste C, Traverse City, MI 49684 231.933.4396 I 800.499.3000 I Securities & Investment Advisory Services offered through Western International Securities, Inc. Member FINRA/SIPC. FOR Investment Partners & Western International Securities, Inc. are separate and unaffiliated entities.


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CREATE AMAZING The campaign for interlochen

Join us in giving everyone a place to unite through the power of the arts Interlochen Center for the Arts recently launched a $125 million comprehensive fundraising campaign. With your help, we can:

CREATE AMAZING PEOPLE Give Interlochen students the opportunity to flourish. • Increase scholarship funding for aspiring artists • Support outstanding teachers and unlock student potential

CREATE AMAZING Place Complete the revitalization of Interlochen’s campus, and prepare this special place for its second century. • Create the first, centralized home for Music and expand the dance facility • Create an improved, more inviting and accessible lakefront for all visitors to enjoy

CREATE AMAZING programs Enrich the Interlochen experience. • Support Interlochen Public Radio (IPR) and create original music and news programming to be broadcast across northern Michigan and shared worldwide through online streaming • Secure the legacy of the World Youth Symphony Orchestra

CREATE AMAZING opportunity Enable Interlochen to meet critical needs and explore extraordinary new opportunities. • Support the Interlochen Annual Fund • Include Interlochen in your estate plan



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