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What we can offer to families in need is a direct result of the generosity of our community. Locally founded. Locally funded. Locally focused.

“ We are blessed FatherFred.org

but without Father Fred I’m not sure how we would make it.”

—Father Fred Guest

We are a grassroots charity that assists our neighbors in need with a wide variety of resources such as free food, clothing, furniture and financial aid.

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EDITOR’S NOTE Sometimes it’s just plain hard to know where to start when it comes to donating our money and time. Our hope is that this Guide to Giving makes it easier. Just because we don’t donate our money or time doesn’t mean that we haven’t thought about it, or that we don’t care, or even that we don’t appreciate the benefit we may get from the efforts of that organization. The reality is that it takes time to sort through all the requests we get in the mail—many from organizations all over the world. Sometimes it actually takes time and thought to seek out organizations that we believe in, and even more energy to figure out how to donate or volunteer. And if—given the financial uncertainties of life—we can only make a small donation, it can be hard to believe that our little donation could really make a difference in the face of so many challenges. We created this Guide to Giving in Northern Michigan several years ago to try to make it as easy as possible for all of us to support our regional nonprofits. This publication shares the stories of the incredible work being done by just some of our regional nonprofits, stories that have perhaps never made it to your mailboxes. Our hope is that you can relax and read about each effort, revisit them all at your leisure and easily find everything you need to reach out with a donation. Our belief is that, when these organizations are seen collectively, we are each reminded of what our region gives to our lives so freely and that this reminder inspires us to give back to Northern Michigan, first. Charitable giving is on the rise again since the Great Recession, according to recent reports. But so, unfortunately, are the needs of children, of affordable housing, of places to heal, of landscapes under renewed pressure of development, and so much more. The

wonderful thing about the Guide to Giving is that all your efforts, either made through money or time, are felt right in our own region. When you donate to Northern Michigan, the needs that exist in this place that we all care about so much are better met; some of the challenges faced by the staffs of our regional nonprofits who do such amazing work are eased; and your dollars sent to help circulate again and again within our own region. So, find a comfortable spot and relax as you are introduced or reintroduced to an amazing group of nonprofit efforts. Maybe you are ready to make your donations for this year and that good can be done in a blink of an eye after you’ve turned the last page. For others, I’m hoping this issue will be dog-eared when it comes time to make the decisions of what you can give and to whom. Either way, dismiss the idea of donating being a burden of time or a silly exercise if you can only give a little. Instead, see this as a wish book, something that transforms the process into a relaxing, engaging experience that has at its end the fabulous feeling of having truly helped.

Deborah Wyatt Fellows, Editor in Chief debwf@traversemagazine.com

Want to spread the word about giving in Northern Michigan? Send friends, family and coworkers to the digital MyNorth Guide to Giving, found at mynorth.com/guidetogiving2015.

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At Old Town Playhouse, there's a ROLE for EVERYONE.

400+ volunteers

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programs for all ages 5-95

Enriching Lives Entertaining Audiences Educating Youth Impacting Local Economy With your support, we will continue to open our community’s minds and hearts through positive, nourishing experiences. Whether behind the scenes or in the spotlight, there is a role waiting for you at OTP!

1 of the 5 largest community theatres in Michigan

— MAINSTAGE PRODUCTIONS — FAVORITE MUSICALS AND ACCLAIMED PLAYS “In our home, we all agree that Old Town Playhouse has been a game-changing, life-changer for our kids and we could not be prouder to be associated with OTP. We look forward to many more years in theatre together.“

— STUDIO THEATRE — INTIMATE AND EXPERIMENTAL PLAYS — YOUNG CO. — YEAR-ROUND EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS FOR YOUTH, AGED 5-18 — AGED TO PERFECTION — SENIOR READER’S THEATRE PROGRAM

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PHILANTHROPY IN ESTATE PLANNING Ways to support what you value We spoke with Steve Wade, director of donor relations for the Grand Traverse Regional Community Foundation about considering philanthropy in estate planning.

First, help us understand what a community foundation is, how it works. Sure. Community foundations are nonprofit charities dedicated to facilitating and promoting philanthropy and partnering with donors—individuals, families and businesses—to support the nonprofits doing good work in our region.

When you talk to people who want to donate to local groups and causes, what do you find are the thoughts and sentiments propelling that desire? We see that when people are considering their legacy, they not only want to pass on money but also values. Things like hard work, not over-spending, compassion for others, and a responsibility to care for the environment, arts and education. By creating an endowment they are not only donating money to local causes but also passing along those values. We see people who realize that, through their estate, they can take care of their family, and also support the causes that are most important to them.

We tend to think of philanthropists as among the most wealthy, but that’s not always the case, yes? Donors are not necessarily people with significant assets. There is opportunity for people of modest means to support the organizations they believe in. Often people don’t have the money now, but there is a deferred way to give to charity. I’ve seen people say they will use a particular financial instrument, say a 401K or a specific life insurance policy, or dedicate a percentage of the sale price of their home to set up a scholarship fund, give to the Humane Society, to Father Fred and so on.

How’s about some simple advice for people considering philanthropy? One, take time to consider the impact you want to have. Be thoughtful and don’t be afraid to have a conversation with an organization you are interested in. Two, talk to a professional advisor about ways to give to maximize the gift and maximize tax consequences. Three, have a conversation with your family. For example, after your Thanksgiving meal, share a glass of wine, talk about what’s important to you as a family and how giving supports your family’s values. If your mom was the first person in her family to go to college, maybe she wants to set up a scholarship fund specifically for people like her—think beyond just the top-of-mind organizations and start with your values. Four, let the organization know you have named them in your estate. That way they can thank you and make sure they use your gift as you intend.

Please share one brief example of giving. Gordon Brown wished to support experiencing the science and spirit of the Great Lakes, and that was realized when we created an endowment in his name, with a gift from his trust, to support the programs and activities of Inland Seas Education Association. Each and every year, Gordon is still giving to a mission he cared about.

The Grand Traverse Regional Community Foundation has given grants totaling nearly $45 million since its inception in 1992, and its total ASSETS ARE ABOUT $52 million. Steve Wade is happy to answer questions. 231.935.4066 and website: gtrcf.org.—Jeff Smith

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New Reef = More Fish This past summer, a rare freshwater reef complex just off the shoreline of Elk Rapids got a major makeover, setting a precedent for habitat restoration and healthy aquatic ecosystems in the Great Lakes. The project—a joint effort between The Nature Conservancy, the Michigan DNR, and Central Michigan University—was an attempt to restore critical spawning habitat for the struggling lake herring, an important prey species for whitefish. For more than 60 years, The Nature Conservancy has led the charge for vital ecological restoration projects such as this, impacting the environment not only in Michigan but in more than 35 countries and all 50 states. The organization is also the world’s largest land trust organization, having protected more than 370,000 acres

in Michigan alone. “The Grand Traverse Bay reef restoration project is really the first time The Nature Conservancy has gone from on the ground to in the water,” says The Nature Conservancy’s Melissa Molenda. “This is really exciting for us to take our skills, knowledge and expertise—and how we work with partners as a bridge—and pull all that together to help restore the native fish population in the most beautiful part of the world.” The Nature Conservancy’s international stature makes it an important resource for smaller, locally based nonprofits, helping secure funding and facilitating access to experts for projects like the Grand Traverse Bay reef restoration. Learn more about the reef restoration, and the conservancy’s other projects, online at nature.org.

Camp Quality Michigan

For the campers who attend Camp Quality on Beaver Island the annual event is so much more than a childhood rite of passage. That’s because Camp Quality is a unique week-long summer camp for pediatric cancer patients, providing an opportunity for the kids to “just be kids” in a safe, medically supervised environment. “The memories they are making and the camaraderie with other campers from the cancer community are a large component to their healing,” says Kristyn Balog, Camp Quality Michigan’s executive director. One unique aspect of Camp Quality is that the program offers a one-to-one ratio of adult “companions” for every child who attends camp, to offer care, company and support all week. The companions may be nursing students, or retired medical professionals, or even for-

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mer Camp Quality campers, and they are personally matched with each child. “These are lifelong friendships,” Balog says. In addition to the annual summer camp, Camp Quality Michigan hosts year-round programming aimed at keeping the kids and families connected: Trips to Detroit Tigers games, for instance, and ski weekends featuring adaptive equipment so everyone can ski safely. With the exception of the executive director, the entire organization is volunteer-run—including the nurses and physicians on staff—and operates solely on in-kind and monetary donations. “I’m very proud of and grateful to the volunteer staff members,” Balog says. “With their commitment and dedication, our fundraising efforts have the maximum impact.” campqualityusa.org/mi.

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Shop Your Community Day For a decade now, Shop Your Community Day has been giving holiday shoppers more bang for their “buy local” buck, thanks to the Downtown Traverse City Association. Held every year on the second Saturday in November, the annual DTCA event leverages dollars spent at downtown establishments to help area nonprofits: When shoppers make a purchase at a participating businesses or restaurant, a percentage of the sale price is donated to a nonprofit of the shopper’s choosing from a list of approximately 40 regional charities. Since the event launched in 2005, Shop Your Community Day has raised more than $177,000 for local nonprofits, with more than $22,000 raised during last

year’s event. Coordinator Colleen Paveglio says its success has inspired other downtown associations from around the U.S. and Canada to use it as a template for organizing their own similar events. “Other communities have asked us how we do it,” Paveglio says. “It’s unique, and we’re glad that it’s had this longevity. People love it and look forward to it every year. We’re thankful that we have all these supporters and a great community here in Traverse City.” This year’s Shop Your Community Day happens November 14; find the list of participating merchants and nonprofits online. downtowntc.com.

Habitat for Humanity — Grand Traverse Region

DAVID WEIDENR

Net-Zero Energy for Affordable Homes Late this November will mark the first anniversary of a huge success for Habitat for Humanity-Grand Traverse Region: when the first families were able to move into the Depot Neighborhood, a forwardthinking affordable housing project in downtown Traverse City. Depot Town is an ambitious project designed to help resolve the region’s need for affordable housing and to do so in an environmentally sustainable way—in part to act as a demonstration resource for sustainable building products and practices, but also to redefine what it means to make affordable housing truly affordable. For example, each of the single-family homes is net zero—meaning the houses will consume only energy produced on-site—and include roof-mounted solar panels, which allow the families to build credits to save on energy costs. “Owning a home is more than just paying a mortgage,” says executive director Wendy Irvin. “It’s maintaining the household, too. We’re trying to eliminate some of those costs so it’ll be more affordable, and the money saved can be put toward other expenses, like food, gas or school.” SPONSORED CONTENT

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“Owning a home is more than just paying a mortgage,” But finishing the first homes last fall was just the end of the first chapter for Habitat’s Depot Town project. Volunteers and donations are needed to complete the five remaining houses to bring the project total to 10 homes. Construction on the sixth and seventh homes began last summer, with the hope that by sometime in 2016, Habitat will finally be able to celebrate the completion of the Depot Town dream. habitatgtr.org.

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For 50 years, United Way of Northwest Michigan has invested in creating better lives. Since 1965, more than $28 million has gone to programs that support the building blocks of a better life: Education, Basic Needs, and Health. We can do more. Help us connect and mobilize the caring power of our communities to meet unmet needs in our region.

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Know Water, Love Water

When searching for a suitable boat to create a floating science classroom devoted to Great Lakes ecology, the Inland Seas Education Association could have chosen any plain old research vessel—but they didn’t. Instead, they put their state-of-the-art equipment on a replica historic tallship—traditional tannin-bark sails and all—in a conscious effort to enthrall young students and get them hooked on science. “It takes the learning one step further and develops that emotional connection we’re looking for,” says Fred Sitkins, executive director. “We’re trying to provide an experience that’s an alternative to a traditional school setting. They’ll remember when they went out on that ‘pirate ship’ with the red sails.” For 25 years now, Inland Seas has sought to inspire kids (and adults, too) to fall in love with the Great Lakes, with the hope that they will then become good environmental stewards or even consider a career in science someday. Year-round programming brings in students from all over the state—some of whom may rarely, if ever, get to experience the big lakes—to participate in hands-on activities and research studies on current issues like invasive fish populations or microplastics. The nonprofit employs scholarships

to supplement programming tuition to ensure as many students as possible are given the opportunity to experience the lakes. The way Inland Seas sees it, the more young people who get this chance, the better off we’ll all be. “We want to inspire the next generation of scientists,” he says. “These will be the ones ensuring the long-term sustainability of these lakes.” schoolship.org.

Old Town Playhouse

RACHEL NORTH

Brighter Futures Thru Arts Education As school budgets continue to shrink, funding for arts education often takes a hit—but in Traverse City, the Old Town Playhouse is stepping up to fill in the gaps. Through its educational arm known as the Young Company, the volunteer-run community theater offers year-round kids’ programming for youth ages 3 to 18. “This programming is important for two reasons: First, it’s proven over and over again that having creative expression taught to children gives them better skills in math and science,” says development director Betsy Willis. “It also provides a sense of place, and a place to be a part of a team, which is especially great if a child is not into sports.” In addition to after-school classes covering specific skills like singing, dancing or technical artistry, the Young Company offers summer workshops and SPONSORED CONTENT

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“It also provides a sense of place, and a place to be a part of a team, which is especially great if a child is not into sports.”

hosts auditions and rehearsals for kids-only productions. Educational programming is tuition based, with scholarships offered for those who need financial assistance. “The kids come in shy and unsure of themselves and maybe feeling as if they don’t have a place with their peers,” she says. “They leave feeling completely changed.” Recently, this beloved creative hub got something of a costume change in the form of a half-million dollar renovation of its main stage auditorium in downtown Traverse City. The renovations were completed in October, but its public campaign continues; donors can give directly or purchase a seat in the theater in memory of a loved one or, perhaps, in honor of a theatrically inclined child. oldtownplayhouse.com.

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Bring health & happiness to your own hometown. The food pantries of Bellaire, Ellsworth, and Acme/Williamsburg serve your own neighbors and friends. Please donate food or money, or volunteer. It’s a rewarding way to invest here at home.

Please call for more information, or mail a tax-deductible donation.

Bellaire Community Food Pantry 231-533-8973 P.O. Box 252 Bellaire, MI 49615

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Good Samaritan Food Pantry

231-588-2208 P.O. Box 206 Ellsworth, MI 49729

ACTS Food Pantry

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Raising Vegetables... and Strong Communities At Grow Benzie, a nonprofit community farmstead and farmers market in Benzonia, veggies aren’t the only thing sprouting. What began as a community garden has grown to encompass a simple yet big-hearted mission: to enrich the lives of Benzie residents by encouraging self-reliance through education in nutrition, agriculture, job training and life skills. In light of this goal, the facilities have grown to include a licensed commercial kitchen that acts as an incubator space for up-and-coming food-based businesses as well as a kitchen classroom where residents can learn food-prep basics and culinary entrepreneurial skills like cheese making and bread baking. There are hoop houses onsite where folks can learn how to tend to and harvest vegetables; the sixth graders from nearby Platte River School helped prepare the soil here, planted

the first seeds, then watered, weeded and picked the veggies to take back to the classroom where volunteers helped them learn how to make tasty dishes from the food they had grown. Grow Benzie also acts as a gathering space by offering use of its assembly meeting hall as a space to host potlucks, reunions, weddings and other community events. The common thread connecting all these programs and offerings is community: strengthening it, expanding it. Grow Benzie’s executive director, Benzie native Joshua Stoltz, is full of creative ideas about how the nonprofit can keep evolving to keep creating local opportunities and get maximum impact from its volunteers and donations. “We’re looking for intentional engagement from the community,” he says. “Our biggest need, right now, is for people to stay tuned.” growbenzie.org.

Traverse Health Clinic

ANGELA BROWN

Health Care for Those in Need A lot has changed since Traverse Health Clinic’s early days. In the 40 years that have passed since a handful of physicians and nurses first teamed up to offer a volunteer-led free clinic for area residents, the Traverse region has grown dramatically and the healthcare landscape has transformed as well. The clinic has grown and evolved, too, and those involved with the organization say it has never offered more, or been more inclusive, for the community. These days, the clinic operates as a community health center— an important designation that emphasizes the range of services it offers and patients it sees. Uninsured adults are no longer the only patients; children and adults of all ages are welcome, as are the insured and uninsured. “We will take care of everybody,” says development director Sherri Fenton. “We’ll never turn anybody away because of their inability to pay.” Sliding scales help patients pay for services like basic care, pediatric care, women’s care, and mental health counseling; patient-care counselors are also on site SPONSORED CONTENT

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“We’ll never turn anybody away because of their inability to pay.” to help individuals navigate insurance options available under the Affordable Care Act. In addition to regularly seeing about 2,500 residents—whose health care costs are often supplemented by donations to the clinic—the organization also performs other community services, like offering low-cost school sports physicals and partnering with Goodwill Industries to care for the region’s homeless population. traversehealthclinic.com.

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We all know my story isn’t much different for most of us, because people can die in many different ways. One of them could be in a car accident. I know this because a very nice officer came and told me, while I was in school, that my mom died in a car accident. He also told my Grandma about Michael’s Place. When I first went to Michael’s Place, I was kind of shy, but when it was time to leave, I didn’t want to leave. Going to Michael’s Place is like spending the night at a friend’s house that you have known for years. The friends I have there all have one thing in common, one of our loved ones has died. We all may come in feeling sad, but we may also leave happy. When there is a friend at Michael’s Place that’s new, I would say, “Welcome,” and I would say my name, and I would also say, “You are NOT alone.” Michael’s Place helped me to grieve in the right way. —TAYLER

Your financial support will give hope and healing to those who are grieving this holiday season and throughout the year. 1212 Veterans Drive Traverse City, MI 49684 231-947-6453 www.MyMichaelsPlace.net GoodGrief@MyMichaelsPlace.net

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Rescuing Animals, Finding Homes With viral videos of cute pets practically dominating the digital world these days, it’s sometimes hard to imagine that animal abuse and neglect are still issues. But AC PAW, a Grand Traverse nonprofit animal rescue organization, knows this problem well. For 20 years, founders Brian Manley and June McGrath have worked to give many homeless pets a second chance at life, sometimes rescuing them mere moments away from euthanization at over-crowded shelters and animal control operations. So far, AC PAW has placed more than 9,000 cats and dogs in forever homes. “We’re pretty liberal with our intake policies—we’ve taken in many more sick or injured animals than most operations would over the years,” Manley says. “You see that animal in front of you who’s gonna die if you don’t act, so you just do it.” AC PAW also offers other services, such as the Dog Housing Project, which had donated more than 420 dog houses to keep pets protected from the elements. Other than a garage that has been converted into a sort of mini-shelter for animals not quite ready for foster homes, AC PAW operates

without a facility or paid staff, which is how the organization is able to maximize every dollar to cover veterinary care, food and other needs. Volunteers are always needed to foster pets of all ages, as are donations of money, pet food or pet products (a wish list is available online). acpaw.org.

Camp Daggett

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Building Character, Leadership... and Fun Generations of kids have swum, paddled and fished the waters of Walloon Lake as campers at Camp Daggett, a historic summer camp that’s been a Northern Michigan tradition since 1925. But over its 90-year history, the camp has grown to include much more than archery lessons and nightly sing-a-longs around the campfire. Camp Daggett is actually a year-round destination now, with a state-of-theart, 6,000-foot indoor adventure center, innovative leadership and team-building programming, and facility rentals for group meetings and events. This evolution has been a natural growth for Camp Daggett, says Executive Director Brent Marlatt, fitting in seamlessly with the camp’s mission to provide quality character-building experiences in a safe, fun environment. “We get all-adult groups out here, and they get to act like 10-year-olds again,” he says. “But there’s also a lot of meaning and learning to it.” With the addition of the adventure center, weather no longer provides an obstacle; groups of all ages can make the trek to Walloon Lake any time of year to access what Marlatt calls “experiential learnSPONSORED CONTENT

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ing” that may involve ropes courses, rock walls and other adventures. These activities build camaraderie for corporate teams, create confidence for school kids, and strengthen feelings of cooperation and accomplishment. As a nonprofit, Camp Daggett is committed to offering scholarships, too, so that anyone has the opportunity to experience these programs. The most common feedback from participants? “‘Best day I ever had,’” Marlatt says.campdaggett.com.

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Crucial Services at Critical Times For more than 25 years, Father Fred Foundation has been a beacon of light for the Traverse City region, offering a broad range of aid—food, clothing, household goods and financial assistance—to families in need. The non-denominational nonprofit is is perhaps best known for its food pantry, which serves about 80 families a day. But Father Fred’s list of crucial services extends far beyond food to include household repair assistance, transportation services, and clothing initiatives like a back-to-school shoe program or the annual winter boot drive. Financial aid is another important offering, which may include helping to prevent utility shut-off to assisting with medical bills or prescription costs. The organization accepts no state or federal funding,

running solely on community support via grants and individual donations. “It takes a lot of money to do what we do,” says Deb Haase, executive director. Father Fred’s food services alone cost $15,000 each week. The cornerstone of Father Fred’s community work is the organization’s dedicated volunteers, who make it possible for 91 cents of every donated dollar to go directly to programming. Twenty to 25 volunteers are needed for Father Fred to open its doors every day and continue the kinds of critical services it has shared with the region for a quarter of a century. “We help our neighbors in need,” Haase says. “We are here to walk alongside them.” fatherfredfoundation.com.

Traverse Area District Library

Patrons of the Traverse Area District Library might notice that things are looking a little different in the youth services department lately—the new carpeting, for example, or the brightly colored paint in the bay windows overlooking Boardman Lake. Small changes like lower shelving within little arms’ reach and a new “tween” area are part of a bigger campaign to revitalize the youth service space and make reading more inviting to the region’s younger residents. “We have lots of really good youth programming, but we really want to emphasize having children just visit the library,” says Gail Parsons, TADL’s library director. “We want it to be a place for them to learn and develop that love of reading.”

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Many people assume libraries are completely tax-payer funded, but while millages do cover operation costs and assets like books and computers, they aren’t enough for long-term visioning like the youth services renovations. Those changes were made possible when TADL received a family bequest last year, topped by an additional donation from the nonprofit Friends of the Traverse Area District Library. It’s that kind of giving that the library would like to encourage in order to better serve the region. “Having special gifts of this sort allow us to think about what we’d really like to do and be creative with solutions,” says Matt Wiliford, marketing and communications director. “We would not have been able to do this without these gifts.” tadl.org.

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GIVING Oliver Art Center

Creating Community With Art Benzie County’s pastoral beauty has long been an inspiration for artists, so it’s no surprise that since 1948, the Elizabeth Lane Oliver Center for the Arts, which supports arts, culture and education in the region, has become a beloved community hub. Housed in a historic U.S. Coast Guard Station at the mouth of Betsie Bay, the non-profit hosts year-round classes and workshops for all ages, eight to 10 exhibits every year, concerts and theatrical productions, and frequent free events for the public. For a decade now, the center has also worked with Benzie area schools to make possible a special arts and dance outreach program called Mosaic, for the region’s third graders. Executive Director Mercedes Michalowski says the art center’s work would not be possible without so much community support, much of it in the form of donations and memberships. “It’s really those that keep us going year after year, and allow us to provide these services to our community and the greater surrounding area,” she says. As the region grows, Oliver Art Center is growing right along with it: 2016 will see a big expansion in summer youth programming, thanks to the center breaking ground on a new multipurpose classroom designed specifically with kids in mind. The organization is also working with Benzie Bus on a public art project that will brighten the region’s bus shelters, in addition to continuing to offer the kinds of high-quality programming the community has grown to know and love. oliverartcenterfrankfort.org.

Child & Family Services of Northwestern Michigan

Emotional Trauma Center Opens For years, if a Traverse-area family needed to seek trauma assessment for their child, the closest facility was all the way in Kalamazoo at Western Michigan University’s Children’s Trauma Assessment Center where the waitlist could stretch up to nine months long. Now, Child & Family Services of Northwestern Michigan, in partnership with Kids Creek Children’s Clinic and the WMU trauma assessment center, is opening the North’s first transdisciplinary trauma center to offer comprehensive assessment and treatment for children. Additionally, CFS is creating an integrated behavioral health practice at the Kids Creek clinic, which will allow children and families needing medical or behavioral treatment to receive both at the same location, even on the same day. Having a seamless connection between medical care and counseling can dramatically increase a family’s likelihood of following through with needed services, while decreasing behavioral issues and dependence on medication. These two new initiatives are right in line with the work Child & Family Services has been doing in this region since 1937. In 2014 SPONSORED CONTENT

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“We have a dozen or more programs that meet the needs of so many people in our community: foster care, adoption, all of this trauma work,”

the organization merged with Third Level, a crisis intervention center, to offer 24-hour crisis services and a shelter for homeless and runaway youth on top of their existing services. “We have a dozen or more programs that meet the needs of so many people in our community: foster care, adoption, all of this trauma work,” says Gina Aranki, marketing and public relations officer. “Everybody who comes to us is trying to overcome trauma in some fashion. It’s clear that people need the kind of help that we provide.” csfnwmi.org.

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Named a top 10 northern Michigan summer destination by Traverse, Northern Michigan’s Magazine, Grass River Natural Area is one of Michigan’s oldest and largest nature preserves. Located on Antrim County’s Chain of Lakes, GRNA trails wind through upland forests and floating sedges and are home to hundreds of species of plants, animals and birds. Equally beautiful in fall and winter, GRNA offers year-round recreation and educational programming. Please consider a donation to help GRNA • Protect 1,443 wetland and upland acres • Maintain 7.5 miles of trails and board walks for hiking, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing • Provide student scholarships for environmental education programs

Help Hospice of Michigan Fulfill A Promise Since 1980, Hospice of Michigan has kept their promise to provide seriously ill patients and their families love and support when needed most. We deliver on our promise every day with comprehensive and compassionate physical, spiritual and emotional support, bringing the dignity and peace patients and families deserve to one life’s most important chapters. Our commitment to serving all who need our services is the socially responsible thing to do. Most importantly, it’s an honor. As a nonprofit organization, we rely on the generous support of donors to ensure our ability to provide exemplary service to more than 1,000 families across northern Michigan every year. Please consider helping us fulfill our promise to care for all those who need our care.

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Soon to be Barrier-Free Join the effort to make northern Help Continue Legacy.park Michigan’s premierethe sculpture Our Art accessible Access for to Alleveryone. campaign helped build a new ADA compliant trail. Giving and Naming Opportunities Available Now. Join the effort to make Northern Michigan’s premiere sculpture park accessible to everyone.

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Helping Elderly Live at Home Marrying state-of-the-art amenities with pastoral beauty and stately architecture inspired by its historic location, Grand Traverse Pavilions is the gold standard for senior residential care facilities—and it’s the region’s only nonprofit continuum of care. More than 300 residents and 100 daily program participants benefit from the services on site, which include health and fitness programs, rehabilitation, assisted living cottages, and more. A new capital campaign, however, aims to take the Pavilions’ work even further into the community by bringing a national program called PACE to Northern Michigan. PACE (Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly) allows nursing home-eligible seniors to continue living in their own homes or with family while receiving interdisciplinary care at a center that acts as a hub for social activities and medical services. The fourdecades-old program is a Medicare/Medicaid benefit, making it accessible to all. “PACE isn’t just about exemplary care; it’s about giving the joy back,” says Jennifer Hutchinson, Marketing Communications and Outreach Director for the Grand Traverse Pavilions. “It’s really about quality of life.”

The former Grand Traverse County health building has already been secured as the future PACE center location, but a one-time community investment of $3 million is needed to complete renovations and fund operations for the center’s first two years. “PACE impacts the individuals who will be cared for at the center, it impacts their entire family, and it increases quality of life for the entire family,” Hutchinson says. “Subsequently, it enhances and strengthens the whole community.” gtpavilions.org.

United Way of Northwest Michigan

Focusing Effort to Achieve Greatest Impact The longtime mission of United Way of Northwest Michigan— connecting and mobilizing the caring power of local communities for the common good—has always focused on raising funds and recruiting volunteers to provide resources and critical services in the North. But recently, the organization was inspired to take a closer look at the needs of the region, and decided to narrow its focus a bit further. The three arenas United Way of Northwest Michigan chose to target are education, health and basic needs. “We’re thinking about how we can focus for the greatest impact,” says Executive Director Ranae McCauley. “We’re looking at where we can make the biggest difference in the five-county region.” Those three broad issues were then narrowed even further; for example, under “education,” the organization has decided to aim for supporting post-high school success to help the region’s youth transition more smoothly into the job market, whether by supporting college paths, trade certification or soft skills. Under health area, the focus is prevention of SPONSORED CONTENT

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“We’re looking at where we can make the biggest difference in the five-county region.”

childhood obesity, increasing access to healthy foods, and encouraging physical activity. With its renewed vision, United Way will continue to employ the strategies it has used to achieve big success for 50 years in this region: supporting community-based programming, working with grants and corporate sponsors, and acting as as a connector for volunteers and donors to direct helping hands and critical funds to organizations across Antrim, Benzie, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska and Leelanau counties. unitedwaynwmi.org.

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Learning Locally... and Globally!

From its quiet campus tucked back into the woods, Northern Michigan College has an impressive reach—locally and globally. The Traverse City community college has been creating opportunities for the region for more than 60 years, through competitive career education in state-of-the-art facilities, creative extended education and lifelong learning classes, world-class arts and entertainment at Dennos Museum Center, and other diverse programming that serves more than 50,000 learners every year. One way NMC brings the world to the northwest corner of lower Michigan is by encouraging international study, sending more students abroad than any other community college in the state. Much of this is made possible thanks to the NMC Foundation’s Global Opportunity Fund, which helps create student scholarships for overseas opportunities. The college’s

Dennos Museum Center, which celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2016, acts as another international bridge; the renowned museum hosts exhibits and performances in the visual arts, performing arts, and sciences year-round. This fall, construction was set to finish on facilities that will make the college an international destination for marine technology and water studies, and put NMC’s laboratories on par with that of many four-year universities. “The NMC Foundation supports this broad variety of programming and creates a wide variety of opportunities for students,” says Rebecca Teahen, executive director for resource development. “People can meet their educational goals here.” nmc.edu.

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Residence Programs for Artists and New Farmers Many artists dream of escaping to a distraction-free space with plenty of time, solitude and natural beauty for digging deep into a big project. Now in its fifth year, the Hill House Artist Residency Program has been offering precisely that opportunity for regional and national artists, thanks to the Institute of Sustainable Living, Art & Natural Design (ISLAND). About 20 individuals a year are given the opportunity to be Hill House resident artists, which gives them the keys to a two-story log cabin on the edge of the Mackinaw State Forest in East Jordan. ISLAND welcomes artist applicants from a range of disciplines—musicians, writers, visual artists or designers, dancers— including those with children or even pets, which is rare for residency programs. ISLAND is a Bellaire-based nonprofit with a focus on community, art, agriculture, economy and ecology. The organization also offers a residency program in Bellaire for emerging farmers; the long-term vision calls for the Hill House residency moving nearby so that the two programs can coexist in keeping with ISLAND’s “art meets earth” mission. Other ISLAND SPONSORED CONTENT

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“We bring people closer to understanding the places they live in and the places they love.”

programming include workshops and guilds devoted to skills for homesteaders, homeowners and farmers; a mobile canning kitchen and chicken-processing trailer; and the annual Northern Michigan Small Farm Conference. “We’re not just teaching people; we’re offering them the opportunity to connect with each other,” says Amanda Kik, ISLAND’s co-director. “We bring people closer to understanding the places they live in and the places they love.” artmeetsearth.org

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NonProfit Organizations AC PAW Addiction Treatment Services Angel Care Preschool/Child Care Bay Area Recycling for Charities Big Brothers Big Sisters of N.W. MI Boots for Kids Building Bridges with Music Catholic Human Services-Foster Grandparent & Senior Companion Programs Cherry Festival Foundation Cherryland Humane Society Child & Family Services of N.W. MI The Children's House

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City Opera House Company Dance Traverse Father Fred Foundation FLOW (For the Love of Water) Food Rescue N.W. MI For Animals Friends of TADL The Goodwill Inn Grand Traverse Academy GT Area Catholic Schools Great Lake Children's Museum The Greenspire School Goundwork Center for Resilient Communities Habitat for Humanity - GT Region Justice for Our Neighbors Meals on Wheels NMCAA NMC Commitment Scholarship Norte! Youth Cycling Old Town Playhouse Pathfinder School Planned Parenthood of West & Northern MI Pregnancy Care Center The Salvation Army TART Trails, Inc. Third Level Crisis Center Traverse Bay Children's Advocacy Center TCAPS Music Boosters TC West Athletic Boosters Traverse Health Clinic Traverse Symphony Orchestra Trinity Lutheran School Wings of Wonder

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SEPTEMBER AC PAW Dining At Apache Trout Grill Ongoing Through December Help AC PAW rescue pets by visiting Apache Trout Grill in Traverse City and enjoying a glass of wine. Our friends at Apache Trout Grill, through a partnership with Wicksall Distributing and EJ Gallo Winery, will graciously donate a portion of the proceeds of select wine sales to AC PAW Animal Rescue. The Manna Food Project Help Everyone Eat Ongoing Through December On the first Thursday of each month, the Red Mesa Grill and Cafe Santé in Boyne City donate 5% of gross sales to The Manna Food Project to benefit the Boyne Valley, Boyne City Community and Boyne Seventh Day Adventist pantries.

ISLAND Sauerkraut With Preservation Station September 30th 5–7pm Join us at The Grain Train in Petoskey and learn how to pack your pantry with locally sourced, homemade goods! ISLAND provides the know-how, researchbased recipes, jars, lids, and the kitchen set up. This is a hands-on workshop. Participants will walk away with the latest safety recommendations in home canning and also take a share of the jars home—approximately 2 quarts. Bring yourself and a desire to learn. This month’s focus is on fermentation and sauerkraut, $35. OCTOBER Challenge Mountain The Nightmare Every Friday & Saturday This is not your typical haunted house. Souls are expected to hang out and explore the entire 3 hours. There’s something for everyone, even the

little goblins in your family. Beware of what waits for you ... evil stories, Drain Maze, Witch Cottage, Dead Branch Saloon and Grateful Dead Cemetery are just a few of the attractions. Adults $10, Children $5 each or 3 for $10. Refreshments for sale. Visit cmnightmare.com for additional information and directions. 7–10pm. Hospice Of Michigan Chandeliers in the City October 1st Hospice of Michigan’s 30th Annual Crystal Rose Celebration. This strolling dinner/gala takes place at Campbell-Ewald’s Detroit headquarters, former home of the historic J.L. Hudson’s Warehouse. Proceeds from the dinner will support Hospice of Michigan’s ongoing mission to provide comfort and care to all those in need of our services, regardless of diagnosis, age or ability to pay. For additional information: contact Kim Ritter, kritter@ hom.org or 313.578.6268.

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GIVING Goodwill Industries Gather For GOOD October 7th Noon–1:30pm Join us at the NMC Hagerty Center for our annual gourmet luncheon and celebration of Goodwill partners and program participants. Hear success stories from each of our organizational pillars: Housing, Jobs, and Food, applaud community leaders and volunteers that are making a big impact in the lives of those in need, and be inspired by our guest speaker, Major Dan Rooney, USAF. Tickets: goodwillnmi. org/2015/06/2015-gather-for-good-annualcelebration/.

Grass River Natural Area Annual Autumn Fest October 17th Bring the family for a funfilled afternoon at the Grass River Natural Area. Take a haunted hike, play games, try your hand at the Big Draw, create autumn crafts and more. 1pm. Free. Check the monthly events calendar at: grassriver.org 231.533.8314.

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NOVEMBER Downtown Traverse City Annual Shop Your Community Day November 14th 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 for the shopping bag and balloons! The Manna Food Project Empty Bowls, November 23rd A uniquely wonderful, annual event featuring locally made and donated pottery from gracious artists and potters. Join us this year for soup and bread, while selecting a hand made bowl of choice. For details: mannafoodproject.org. Music House Museum Christmas Concert November 27th 7–8:30 pm Join us for a very special Christmas concert/sing-along with Fr. Andrew Rogers on the “Mighty Wurlitzer” theater organ. $10. For tickets: musichouse. org or 231.938.9300.

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DECEMBER Cherryland Humane Society Tree Of Lights All Month 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, cherrylandhumane.org. Wineries of Old Mission Peninsula Annual Day Of Giving December 12h Celebrate the season of giving. For one day only, each winery will be donating a portion of their gross sales to their favorite northern Michigan non-profit organization. Call 231.223.7722 or visit: wineriesofoldmission.com. SwingShift and the Stars Dance Off for Charity Grand Finale Event December 18th Six couples dance off for six worthy charities including Bethany Christian Services, Grand Traverse Pavilions, Leelanau Children’s Center, Music House Museum, Peter Dougherty Society and Speak Up Zine. Voters are encouraged to donate to the charity of their choice. City Opera House, swingshiftandthestars.com. Goodwill Industries Of Northern Michigan CherryT Ball Drop December 31st Welcome the New Year in style with the 6th annual charity ball drop in downtown TC. The Goodwill Food Pantry, local food banks and select charities will benefit from donations raised. cherryballdrop. com.

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Michael’s Place Restoring Hope Fundraising Breakfast October 8th 8–9am Michael’s Place celebrates the ‘everyday heroes’ we serve in this one-hour event. Please join us at the Park Place Dome to see and hear very personally how Michael’s Place impacts the community. RSVP by calling 231-947-6453, or email goodgrief@MyMichaelsPlace.net.

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GIVING 2016 FEBRUARY NMC Foundation Grand Traverse Tasters’ Guild Event & Auction Date: TBD This unique event at NMC’s Great Lakes Campus features a fabulous strolling dinner of international cuisine served at numerous tasting tables. All cuisine is prepared by Great Lakes Culinary Institute students, and features local and select regional and international wines. All proceeds from the event are designated for scholarship funds supporting numerous GLCI students each year! Bon Appetit! For more information: nmc.edu or call 231.995.3120.

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The Father Fred Foundation Frostbite Food Drive Dates: TBD This annual event helps The Father Fred Foundation stock its food pantry shelves during the cold, winter months. Held at several Olesons, Tom’s and Family Fare supermarkets in the Traverse City area. Donations of canned goods and other pantry staples are greatly appreciated. For a complete list of most-needed items: fatherfred.org. The Father Fred Foundation Canstruction TC Dates: TBD Come watch as local dogooders team up and create larger-thanlife structures using cans of food. Prizes awarded in several categories, but the real winners are the area’s needy, as all of the cans used in the construction will be donated to the Father Fred Foundation’s food pantry. Held at the Grand Traverse Mall. For information: fatherfred.org.

Summer 2016 Michigan Legacy Art Park Summer Kick Off Date TBD Create your own art projects at the amphitheater, hike to the Fort for the annual flag raising, explore the Park by par-

ticipating in a fun bingo game or photo scavenger hunt, interact with Art Park artists and enjoy refreshments. Boy and Girl Scouts can earn a patch on site. 231.378.4963, michlegacyartpark.org. 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. cfsnwmi.org. Leelanau Conservancy Annual Picnic & Auction Date TBD A celebration of love for Leelanau. Enjoy local foods, wine and music. Kids tent and live auction. 231.256.9665, leelanauconservancy.org. Michigan Legacy Art Park Legacy Gala Date TBD 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. 231.378.4963, michlegacyartpark.org.

MAY The Father Fred Foundation Garage Sale Dates: TBD Join us for our annual Spring Garage Sale fundraiser. Thousands of items including antiques, collectibles, furniture, clothing, sporting goods, glassware, household items and jewelry will all be on sale at bargain prices. Proceeds go to support our programs and services to help those in need in our 5-county area. Details at: fatherfred. org.

JUNE Lions of Michigan Service Foundation Mikey’s Fund Golf Outing June 24th 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: lmsf.net or 517.629.9015. JULY Camp Quality/Challenge Mountain 12th Annual Boyne Thunder Event July 8th–9th 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, boynethunder.com. Leelanau Community Cultural Center Art Leelanau Benefit & Sale July 22nd – 27th Join us for the 24th 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% of art sales to benefit the operating fund. For information: oldartbuilding.com or call 231.256.2131.

AUGUST Scholarship Open Golf Outing August 4th Held every year in early August at the Grand Traverse Resort & Spa, the NMC Scholarship Open is the premier tournament in Northern Michigan, raising funds for Honors, Presidential and Academic Area Scholarships. To become a sponsor or register to play: nmc.edu or call 231.995.1021

SEPTEMBER United Way Of Northwest Michigan 21st Annual Day Of Caring Date: TBD Day of Caring is a one day, handson experience where volunteer teams from local businesses are matched with local nonprofit agencies and schools to complete meaningful projects that fulfill agency and community needs. For a list of projects and to sign-up: unitedwaynwmi.org.

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GIVING Camp Quality Michigan

PO Box 345 Boyne City, MI 49712 231.582.2471 campqualityusa.org/mi SERVICE AREA State of Michigan EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Kristyn Balog GIVING OPPORTUNITIES All activities and events are made possible, at no cost to the families, through generous donations including monetary contributions, sponsorships, and in-kind services or supplies. No government funds are received. Giving options include sponsoring a child for a year of activities for $2,000 or for a week of camp for $800. We also offer event sponsorships for our Payton Cram Poker Run, Hero for a Day 5k and the Boyne Thunder Poker Run Champagne Cruise. We have received the highest ranking of four stars from Charity Navigator since 2013. This rating recognizes Camp Quality’s sound fiscal management and commitment to accountability and transparency.

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Camp Quality Michigan is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization which provides ongoing support programs for children with cancer (ages 4-17) and their families—at no cost. We depend solely on contributors for our existence, which is now entering its 28th year of service. The first Michigan camp was held the summer of 1988 in Northwest Michigan with 12 campers. Today, Camp Quality Michigan hosts three week-long summer camps and six family events. More than 200 children and their families, from all over Michigan, participate in these activities throughout the year. MISSION • To allow children with cancer to be children again. • To create stress-free environments that offer exciting activities, foster new friendships, and help give children courage, motivation and emotional strength. • To give families of children with cancer much needed rest, knowing that the highest quality program has been selected for their child. The finest medical supervision is provided at every camp, and each camper is paired up one-to-one with a companion. • To give the child hope for the future in that the camping experience will be such fun, they will anticipate their next camp, and that the memories from their special week will sustain them in the weeks and months ahead as they continue their medical treatment. PROGRAM The children are the reason for Camp Quality. They vary in stages of treatment or remission. They are children who smile, laugh, play, and have dreams for a bright future. We have been recognized as a 2014 Gold Ribbon Camp by Children’s Oncology Camping Association, International (COCA-I), an international non-profit organization with a mission to strengthen the community of camps for children with cancer and their families. COCA-I’s Gold Ribbon is given to those camps that promote safe and effective oncology camp programming as set forth

in COCA-I’s best practice guidelines. Camp Quality’s program serves over 200 children and their families throughout the year. The summer camps provide a medically supervised camp experience for the diagnosed child. These week-long camps are the foundation of our program, and are held in June, July, and August. The activities we set up at camp allow these sick children to capture the carefree life of a child. The joy of expressing themselves through crafts, musical performances, and many recreational sports lets the children feel a real sense of accomplishment. These activities help relieve them from memories of the strenuous times of worry, pain and fear. In addition to our signature camps, we reach out to support family members, beyond the diagnosed child. We host a Reunion Day, Tiger Game Day, Charter, Hero for a Day 5k, Family Snow Weekend, and Autumnfest. These family events are opportunities for parents to meet, observe our organization, and share support with one another. For new clients, it is instrumental to their comfort in registering their child for a week at camp. Their ability to meet the Camp Director and Camp Quality staff provides additional assurance about our program. VOLUNTEERS Camp Quality is proud to be a primarily volunteer-driven organization. Our week-long camping program and yearround activities are completely serviced by volunteers. That includes Camp Directors, companions, doctors, nurses and hundreds more individuals who give of their talents and compassion for the joy of a child. It’s part of what makes our program so special. We do it because we care to…not because we’re paid to. Each camp has a highly trained medical staff that includes volunteer doctors, oncology nurses, and registered nurses. They stay on site and are available to assist campers 24 hours/day. With their doctor’s consent, any child with cancer may attend. Camp Quality kids have come to camp straight from the hospital, even after rigorous radiation and chemotherapy treatments.

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GIVING PACE. Individualized, All-Inclusive Care – for LIFE. Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly

A Capital Campaign to bring PACE to Northern Michigan.

We Can’t Do It Without YOU

1000 Pavilions Circle Traverse City, MI 49684 231-943-2601 x102 www.gtpavilions.org/pace HONORARY CHAIRS Agnes Hayden Senator and Mrs. McManus FOUNDATION BOARD MEMBERS Dennis Prout, President Cynthia Klingler, Vice President Kory Hansen, Secretary Sandra Al-Shamma Christopher Chang Gary Columbus Jon Cump Agnes Hayden Leo Hughes Russ Knopp Clara McManus Barbra Mikowski Evelyn Richardson Deborah Rysso Anne Spieles DHS BOARD MEMBERS Ralph Soffredine, Chair Mary Pat Randall, Vice-Chair Mary Marois

The Challenge: State Healthcare Cost for the Elderly are Soaring. We are entering the early stages of unprecedented population growth of those aged 65 plus in the United States, with nearly 10,000 individuals turning 65 every day. This “silver tsunami” will result in more complex health issues and chronic diseases increasing the cost of healthcare for all. With institutional nursing home costs increasing to about $90,000 a year, there is great pressure to provide home, community-based alternatives to institutional care. Many frail, older adults, dependent upon Medicaid, have few choices other than a nursing home. PACE is the Proven Solution Grand Traverse Pavilions, the gold standard for senior care in Michigan, has a long history of providing innovative and cutting-edge solutions for senior care and residential services. Providing PACE is the natural next step to continue meeting the increasing needs of a growing elderly population and disabled adults. Consistent with the Pavilions mission, the PACE program primarily serves low-income seniors who are dually eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid. As such, program enrollees receive all their care without any out of pocket costs. With more than 30 years of proven success, PACE provides seniors comprehensive and quality care allowing them to continue living in their homes and communities. With over 100 programs across the nation, including ten in Michigan, PACE has proven success. PACE is a Medicare and Medicaid benefit providing all the care identified by

the interdisciplinary team. PACE provides CHAIRS coverage for prescriptionHONORARY drugs, physician Agnes Haydenmedicare (both primary and specialty), Senator services and Mrs. McManus cal transportation, preventive and education, home care, hospital visits and even nursing home staysFOUNDATION when necessary. BOARD MEMBERS PACE utilizes an interdisciplinary team Dennis Prout, President approach of healthcare professionals to Cynthia Klingler, Vice President ensure participants receive the most comTom Emling, Treasurer prehensive and coordinated care. This Kory Hansen, Secretary team of physicians, nurses, pharmacists, Sandra Al-Shamma care managers, social workers, therapists, Christopher Chang Columbus and dieticians among others Gary are trained Cump experienced in working Jon with older adults. Agnes Hayden They work together, along with participants and their families, Leo to Hughes develop the Russ Knopp most effective plan of care. Clara McManus The PACE model provides care and Barbra Mikowski services in the home, in Evelyn the community Richardson and at the PACE center. Deborah The PACE Rysso center, where participants attend Anne Spielesan average of three days a week, combines DHS BOARD MEMBERS a day center for socialization, recreational Soffredine, activities and nutritionalRalph meals, alongChair Mary Pat Randall,and Vice-Chair with a medical clinic/pharmacy/lab, Mary Marois therapy facilities. This allows consistent and continual interaction with the interdisciplinary team for building close relationships, observing change in conditions and monitoring preventive care measures. The care given from the PACE center is supplemented with a network of care partners for home care, medical specialists and other providers in the community to make sure all the care needs are covered 24/7. Grand Traverse Pavilions is working today to evolve and serve the most vulnerable citizens of our community for years to come. Your support is essential in changing the lives of our loved ones.

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A capital campaign to bring PACE to Northern Michigan. “I joined PACE to regain my dignity.

What is PACE?

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PACE provides comprehensive preventative care for nursing-home eligible older adults so that they are supported in living safe and healthy lives in their own homes.

to show you—it’s never too late to learn how to handle things better and

PACE is centered on the belief that it is better for the well-being of seniors with chronic care needs and their families to be together - living at home.

PACE is responsible for all medically necessary care including hospital care, pharmacy, physician services, therapies and rehab, social work, home care, nursing home care and end of life care if needed. PACE is a Medicare/Medicaid benefit. Those who qualify for Medicaid pay nothing while those that don’t qualify will be charged a monthly premium to cover the Medicaid portion. Once an individual in enrolled in PACE there are no out of pocket expenses.

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enjoy your life.” — PACE Participant

PACE delivers coordinated, comprehensive health care through an interdisciplinary team of professionals. These services are provided at the day health center and may be provided at the participant’s home. PACE provides transportation to the day health center and to medical appointments. PACE revolves around the individual – focusing fully on their health, social, spiritual and medical needs. The care team makes communications with the medical team and the family easy and efficient.

Independence – Respect – Quality of Life – Dignity – Joy – Security

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GIVING Habitat for Humanity HABITAT FOR HUMANITY-GRAND TRAVERSE REGION 1129 Woodmere Ave. , Suite F Traverse City, MI 49686 231-941-4663 Office 231-941-2403 Fax HABITAT RESTORE® 1129 Woodmere Ave, Suite K Traverse City, Mi 49686 231-944-1182 Store 231-941-2403 Fax HABITAT WEBSITE www.habitatgtr.org

SERVICE AREA

Grand Traverse, Leelanau and Kalkaska counties

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Wendy Irvin

BOARD OF DIRECTORS Dan Baldwin, Chairman Chris Kindlinger, Vice Chair Kristi Abbey, Treasurer Sally Ellinger Barb LeMieux Pastor Brett Spalding Andrea Galloup Bill Fagan Doug DeYoung Ryan McCoon HABITAT STAFF Angela Fernow Bailee Brandt Pamella Petroelje Michelle Reichert Donna Castor Dennis Lutes Jon English

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MISSION STATEMENT Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build sustainable homes, communities, and hope. GOALS A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE. Habitat’s commitment to sustainability will provide a brighter future for our homeowners. By building homes that are highly energy efficient, have excellent indoor air quality, and follow universal design principles, the family can enjoy a lifetime of affordability, cleaner indoor air, and mobility. In building to earth friendly, energy efficient standards we can decrease homeowner energy costs by $1,000-$2,000 each year. SUSTAINABLE FAMILIES. According to a study recently published by Habitat International, the children of Habitat homeowners are less stressed and perform better in school than similar families in rental housing. They have better social skills and are more likely to attend college. At Habitat, we are investing in the future of families by creating a sustainable and stable environment for our homeowners and their children. SUSTAINABLE EARTH. The Habitat ReStore has made landfill diversion a top priority. In 2012 we kept over 540 tons of materials out of our local landfills. “Demonstrating respect for the environment is the best way to give back. By shopping at or donating to the ReStore you are helping Habitat promote a greener community. You are also doing your part to help families in our local area realize their dream of homeownership. Every dollar from the ReStore goes directly to Habitat to help us fund the mission. SUSTAINABLE YOU. Volunteering feeds the soul. By giving back to your community, you are also giving back to yourself. Volunteer opportunities abound throughout Habitat for Humanity. From ReVibe in the ReStore, construction labor, committee participation, fundraising to family relations, there are always places to get involved.

Whether you are interested as an individual volunteer or volunteering with a group of your peers, we have an opportunity for you! BIGGEST NEED IN 2016 SUSTAINABLE HABITAT. Your donation to Habitat will be used both to help struggling families achieve their goal of owning a home and to build homes that are environmentally friendly. Help Habitat for Humanity defeat the cycle of poverty. Your gift is needed and appreciated! WHAT IS NET ZERO?: A house built to this standard reaches for the goal of no energy costs to the homeowner. For Habitat families, this could translate into an annual savings of $2000 per year. These houses also have a much lower ecological impact compared with other ‘green’ buildings by primary constructing a very tight building envelope with a Heat Recovery Ventilator for fresh air, reducing or eliminating the need for fossil fuels. HOW YOU CAN HELP... Financial Contributions: Habitat provides the foundation of hope and healing for families in need. With your donation to Habitat for Humanity-GTR you can be the cornerstone of that foundation and help us provide homes to those who need them most. In-Kind Donations: We welcome donations of services and building materials for our homes such as licensed plumbing, heating or electrical labor, and other items that fit our home specifications list. Planned Giving: By making a commitment to Habitat-GTR in your will or other estate plan, you can help sustain our mission for years to come. Planned giving allows you to leave a legacy of homeownership that will impact generation after generation in the Grand Traverse Region. Donations can be made by mail to: 1129 Woodmere Ave. Suite F, Traverse City, MI, 49686 or online at www.habitatgtr.org.

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NMC FOUNDATION EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Mark A. Lundmark, Chairman Bill F. Marsh, Jr., 1st Vice Chair Timothy J. Nelson, 2nd Vice Chair Wendy H. Steele, Secretary Randall J. Kiessel, Treasurer Douglas S. Bishop, Trustee Christopher E. Branson, Past Chairman Rebecca Teahen, Executive Director FOUNDATION BOARD MEMBERS

Bonnie S. Alfonso Suzanne Allen Michael A. Ascione Barbara S. Benson Chris Bott Bruce L. Byl J. Kermit Campbell Melvin R. Cooke, Jr. Bill Donberg Stephen M. Fisher Francis J. Gingras Don A. Good Kim Hagerty Sara Harding James W. Hook Charles B. Judson (Counsel) Caleb Kase Greg La Cross Craig LaFave Terence (Terry) S. Malone Paul W. Maurer Diana Milock Dr. Jayne H. Mohr Sonja Olshove Harlan (Pete) Peterson Kevin Schlueter Juliette A. Schultz Susan K. Sheldon Martha (Marty) A. Watts Kennard R. Weaver James R. Weigand Timothy F. Young Alan Zelinski

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Education is the Key to Success in Today’s World Northwestern Michigan College works tirelessly to ensure our learners are prepared for success in a global economy. Many of our students are the first in their families to attend college, and many face financial barriers to attending. You can help make sure that these students succeed and transform their futures. When you support NMC, you show the students that you believe in the work they are doing and the paths they are on. NMC was founded in 1951 by people like you in our community who saw the need for higher education opportunities in the Grand Traverse region, and came together to support it. That spirit of community remains strong on campus today. Your support of the NMC Foundation provides opportunities for students to prepare for careers in the 21st century. You are bringing great works of art to our community. You are changing lives. Thank you!

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One of the most powerful ways you can change a student’s life is through providing scholarship funding. Thanks to generous support from donors like you, the NMC Foundation awards more than $1 million in scholarships to approximately 1,000 students each year. Commitment Scholarship Program:

This program provides a pathway for talented students in the ninth grade who may never have imagined attending college to enroll at NMC. Global Opportunities Fund:

At NMC, you can give our learners the world. The Global Opportunities Fund provides a portion of the funding needed for study abroad experiences. Honors Scholarships:

Your support of Presidential, Honors, and Founders scholarships encourages high-achieving students to begin their higher-education journey at NMC.

Annual Fund

Your gift to the Annual Fund provides resources for the college’s areas of greatest need. The NMC Annual Fund provides responsive funding for students in need, or to invest in new programming opportunities.

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Thanks to your support and that of the entire community, NMC has a strong track record of being a leader in its field: • The first community college in Michigan. • The first community college to offer baccalaureate degrees. • The first to offer a degree program in freshwater studies. • The leading community college in Michigan when it comes to international learning experiences. • A national leader in training for unmanned systems – remotely operated vehicles on land, in the air, or under water.

Ways to Give

You can change lives by making a gift to the NMC Foundation. As a 501c3 charitable organization, all gifts to NMC are tax deductible. There are many ways to give enabling you to meet your charitable and financial planning goals. A Gift Today - By giving to the NMC Foundation today you help to create a strong base of support for our students and programs. You can make a gift online at nmc.edu/give, by simply mailing a check, or by calling our friendly staff at (231) 995-1021. An Ongoing Gift - Perhaps the easiest way to ensure you are always opening doors to deserving students, changing lives, and building our community is to establish a recurring gift to NMC. Set up your (monthly) recurring gift at nmc.edu/give. A Gift for the Future - Would you like to make a lasting difference? You may choose to plan a gift now to be realized after your lifetime through a variety of tools including bequests through a will or trust or by designating certain assets to be transferred to the NMC Foundation.

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GIVING AC PAW

A Shelter From the Storm

P.O. Box 94 Acme, Michigan 49610 231-587-0738 www.acpaw.org

Financial Donation 94% of every dollar raised is used for direct care (food, kennels, veterinarian care, etc.) for the thousands of dogs and cats we save. You can donate online making a secure donation through our PayPal account. Or you may contact us about other ways to make a monetary donation. A Home for the Most Amazing Animal Loving Volunteers

MISSION AC PAW started as a vision of two people, Brian Manley and June McGrath, to ensure a safe haven for animals from abuse, hunger, disease, and death. AC PAW was founded on July 1, 1995 to give these animals a second chance at life. We are officially entering our 20th year of volunteer service. During this time we have rescued and placed over 9,000 dogs and cats from the five-county Grand Traverse area into loving homes. OUR PLACEMENT SERVICES It’s all pointless unless these animals find a loving home for life. AC PAW works hard to find a “forever home” for each and every one of the animals we rescue. If you would like to become a “forever home” to one of the many loving animals we have available for adoption, please contact us today! HOW CAN YOU HELP AC PAW? Your help is needed! The AC PAW existence is made possible because of your support! Please consider volunteering or making a donation today. Your gift truly makes a difference to the animals who need our help! BECOME A FOSTER HOME AC PAW is always in need of more foster homes! Volunteers take the animals for their vet trips and socialize them. They mend broken bodies and broken hearts, sometimes breaking their own in the process. Along the way they also prevent the need for euthanasia and reduce animal cruelty and overpopulation. You can find out more about becoming a foster parent to one of the many homeless animals in our area by visiting the Foster Care page of our website.

VOLUNTEER EDUCATORS The effects of indifference, ignorance, and cruelty are at work each day. Our message of compassion, knowledge and advocacy must prevail. If you would like to become involved in helping educate the community, please contact us for more information on how you can help spread the word! COMMUNITY SHARE PROGRAM Collect Oleson’s cash register receipts. They can be sent to AC PAW, P.O. BOX 94, Acme, MI 49610 or dropped off at PetSmart in Traverse City during our adoption sessions on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, or Sundays. AC PAW WISH LIST Food Items • Dry Dog Food, Adult and Puppy (Preferred brand: Purina One, Pro Plan, or Authority) • Canned Food (Preferred brand: Pedigree Chunk with Gravy) • Feline Dry Food (Preferred brand: Purina One, Pro Plan, or Authority) • Kitten Chow Dry Food (Preferred brand: Purina One) • Feline Canned Food (Preferred brand: any type) • Orphaned Kitten: KMR (Kitten Milk Replacer) • Kitten Feeding Bottles New or Used Items • Blankets, Towels, Wash Cloths, Cleaning Rags • Dog & Cat Beds • Plastic Dog Houses, Travel Crates, Kennels & Pens • Collars, Leashes, Harnesses • New Litter Pans (All sizes, Not Covered) • Laundry Soap, Dish Soap, Bleach, Scrubbies • 13-Gallon Heavy Duty Trash Bags

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GIVING Camp Daggett 03001 Church Road Petoskey, MI 49770 231-347-9742 www.campdaggett.org EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Brent A. Marlatt

Camp Daggett has provided meaningful and memorable outdoor experiences for the young and young at heart for over 90 years! Embracing its values of respect, teamwork, caring and fun; Camp Daggett offers yearround programs from summer camp for youth to adventure education programs for young people and adults. Its facilities are also available to the public for events and activities. In addition, Camp Daggett works with schools to provide programming both on site and within the schools. HISTORY: Located on the west arm of beau-

tiful Walloon Lake in Northwest Michigan, Camp Daggett has served generations of summer campers since its inception in 1925. Camp Daggett operates as an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Our Mission: A tradition since 1925 of providing quality character-building experiences through educational and recreational programs in a safe, fun environment, serving all ages with an emphasis on youth. Our Motto: “The Other Fellow First” SUMMER CAMP: Camp Daggett offers eight

Join in Camp Daggett’s effort to make a difference in the lives of children. Individuals can mail contributions to Camp Daggett or contact Grace Ketchum at 231-347-9742, ext.118 or grace. ketchum@campdaggett.org. There are many ways to give and support Camp Daggett. Your support will allow us to continue our mission to ensure that every child is given the chance to create meaningful and memorable experiences regardless of the limited resources available to them and their families.

one-week coed camping sessions starting in mid-June and ending in mid-August. Campers range in age from 7 – 14 years and stay in rustic cabins designed for 10 campers and two staff members. As an extension of the traditional summer camp experience and the adventure education programs, wilderness adventure trips expose young people ages 13-15 to nature and environmental stewardship. These trips may include places like the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, the Porcupine Mountains, or the Manistee River Area. ADVENTURE EDUCATION: All ages challenge themselves on a three-sided, 40’ climbing tower with six attached high ropes course elements with seven additional high ropes course elements. A group initiative ropes course contains more than ten different low ropes course elements and provides opportunities for leadership, team-building and self-esteem growth. The 5,820 square foot indoor Adventure Center houses a 35’ high by 40’ wide climbing wall, 10 “univer-

sal” high and 15 low ropes course elements. In addition to programming for children and youth, teambuilding programs are available for corporate and other groups interested in offering participants the opportunity to experience the powerful impact of adventure education. Programming has expanded beyond the traditional adventure education to providing school climate programs in participating area schools to positively support classrooms, school culture, and ultimately the community. Focus is on providing a safe place in which to learn and thrive. These programs promote tolerance, understanding, appreciation, trust, communication and caring. CAMP DAGGETT LODGE: Camp Daggett offers a 13,000 square foot lakefront cedar lodge and 12 camper cabins accompanied by two shower/restroom facilities. The lodge contains a commercial kitchen, heated dormitories for 60, restrooms/showers. All facilities are available for rental by the public in fall, winter and spring. Camp Daggett has become a popular place for retreats and teambuilding in partnership with the adventure education program. GIVING OPPORTUNITIES: With the sup-

port of generous donors and friends, Camp Daggett annually awards over $50,000 in financial assistance for summer camperships and also to schools for their students to participate in adventure education programs. Because of this, many children and youth are able to participate in Camp Daggett programs that might not otherwise be able to. In addition to financial support to fund scholarships, Camp also welcomes unrestricted contributions to maintain and improve facilities and recruit talented and dedicated staff. Volunteers to help with events, serve on committees and provide help when needed are always welcome.

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GIVING Child and Family Services/ Third Level Crisis Intervention CHILD AND FAMILY SERVICES OF NORTHWESTERN MICHIGAN 3785 Veterans Drive Traverse City, MI 49684 231.946.8975 cfs@cfsmail.org SERVICE AREA 32 counties in northwestern Michigan EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/CEO Jim Scherrer BOARD OF DIRECTORS Todd Endresen Don Hakala Jeremy Hawke Bryce Hundley, Vice President Jason Jeffrey Robert Needham Terry Paquet, President Kathy Petersen Cathy Shoemaker, Treasurer Rick Summers, Secretary Lisa Thomas Rob Tubbs Erica Walsh

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Child and Family Services offers a range of programs to help people overcome trauma and care for themselves and their loved ones. From Child and Family Services’ 78 year-old foster care and adoption programs to Third Level’s 24-hour crisis services, we work hard with many partners to provide trauma treatment, support, training, and community education to thousands of people every year. Each of the following programs are in need of community support to make them whole. We are grateful for your generosity! • Crisis Services and Counseling – For many of us, life’s challenges become too much to bear alone. Our crisis line is staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week. People in crisis are able to talk with trained volunteers immediately by phone and during limited hours by text. The crisis line fields more than 30,000 calls and texts each year. Volunteers are needed for crisis training classes in spring and fall. • Child Welfare – Since our foster care and adoption programs began in 1937, we’ve matched more than 15,000 children with foster families and helped create about 4,000 new families through adoption. Recruiting foster and adoptive families is a primary goal. We also rely on community support to help us meet the needs of children in the wake of abuse and neglect through access to the arts, recreation, camps, and other activities that are not generally paid for by the foster care system. • Youth Services – Programs for about 150 older youth each year who are in foster care, are homeless, or have run away include Elements, Drop-in, Transitional Living, and Pete’s Place Youth Shelter. Outreach, building independent living skills, and group activities to help youth navigate their world successfully as adults are the focus of our Youth Services efforts. • Helping Children Heal – Children who have been sexually abused require a special program to help them overcome their trauma. Helping Children Heal/VOCA is that program—for more than 2,500 since its inception. VOCA provides treatment and support to children and their families, including art and recreation therapy, advocacy in court, and referrals to community resources. • Safe Haven – Marriage/relationship conflict and domestic violence impact the whole family, making children witnesses and often forcing them to choose between parents. Safe Haven provides safe, supervised visitation and exchange between parents and children.

To learn more about how you can help, please call 231 946 8975 or visit www.cfsnwmi.org.

BOARD OF TRUSTEES EmmLee Cameron Warren Cline III, Treasurer Erik Falconer, Secretary Galen Krupka Sheila Morgan Alan Olson, President Jack L. Otto Ken Petterson, Vice-President Bob Cornwell

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GIVING Grow Benzie 5885 Frankfort Highway (M-115) Benzonia, Michigan 49616 231-882-9510 www.GrowBenzie.org COUNTIES SERVED Benzie Grand Traverse Leelanau Manistee Wexford EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Joshua Stoltz BOARD OF DIRECTORS Scott Harrison, President Mike Zielinski, Vice President Mary Weishaar, Treasurer Bonnie Smith, Secretary Rory Heckman Jackie Hice Justin Keillor Bernie Ware

OUR ROOTS In 2009, 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 4 acres of property in Benzonia, and opened the doors to Grow Benzie. Fast forward through five years of grant-writing, workbees, fundraisers and a textbook “community effort”, and you find a revitalized property that 100 years ago was the site of Benzie County’s Poor Farm. OUR GROWTH Grow Benzie now includes a state-certified incubator kitchen, 16,000 square feet of hoop houses, a sewing and knitting studio, public garden spaces, a weekly farmers market, and a 5,000-square-foot meeting center. Grow Benzie has become a community hub of activity for local events, entrepreneur and life skills training, and a food education center offering classes in culinary arts, nutrition, agriculture and food preservation.

STAFF Tracey Scheifele, Facilities Manager Britt Uecker, Greenhouse Manager

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. One of these is Project Hive Minded, a high school after school program teaching youth how to build bee boxes. Students learn basic wood shop and safety skills, and enjoy field trips to local businesses including Archangel Ancient Tree Archive and a local honey processing facility. Most of the built bee boxes are sold to local apiary, Sleeping Bear Farms, except for a few that are now home to honey bees at Grow Benzie. Cooks and Books, another Grow Benzie after school program, will expand in 2016 to include cooking competitions and healthy snack making for student-athletes. HOW CAN YOU GROW BENZIE? We value your personal interests and appreciate your attention as a resource toward our organization’s success. Volunteering your time maintaining the gardens, teaching a cooking class, mentoring in the schools, or even helping serve food at our community dinners are all valuable ways you can help Grow Benzie. Attending a workshop, sponsoring a culinary class, or making a direct financial contribution impacts the vitality of our programs and perpetuates your energy into the community.

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Protecting the Great Lakes through Education 100 Dame Street P.O. Box 218 Suttons Bay, MI 49682 Phone: 231-271-3077 Fax: 231-271-3088 Email: isea@schoolship.org www.schoolship.org MISSION STATEMENT Inspiring Great Lakes curiosity, stewardship, and passion

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Fred Sitkins STAFF Kathy Tahtinen, Office Manager Jeanie Williams, Lead Scientist and Education Coordinator Tom Maynard, Volunteer Coordinator and Educator Ben Hale, Inland Seas Captain BOARD MEMBERS RADM John G. Tanner, President Colleen Masterson-Bzdok, Vice President Sally Somsel, Secretary Mary Krantz, Treasurer Cathie Cunningham Ballard Bill Chaney Kimberly Pontius Nancy Powers Patrick Reay Thom Yocum

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Inland Seas Education Association (ISEA) is a 26-year old non-profit organization dedicated to helping people of all ages experience the Great Lakes through handson, experiential learning activities aboard a traditionally-rigged tall ship schooner. We believe the future sustainability of the Great Lake rests in everyone’s hands. Our Great Lakes comprise 20% of all the available fresh water needed to sustain life on earth and we believe the best method of protecting this critical resource is through STEM education and research. Inland Seas sparks the curiosity, ignites the passion, and provides the information needed for the longterm stewardship of our Great Lakes. PROGRAMS Through programs, on and off the 77’ ship, ISEA impacts youth and adults with this 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. More information about programs can be found at schoolship.org/programs. 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 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. The Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow Foundation have generously given ISEA a $75,000 matching grant. They will match all new donor dollars until May 15, 2016. More information about donating can be found at schoolship.org/donate. 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. Boat shop, office work, grounds and maintenance, Education Center docent, cleaning, marketing, donated boat sales, fund development, and regional volunteers are also needed to keep the ship going. More information about volunteering can be found at schoolship.org/volunteer.

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GIVING Institute for Sustainable Living, Art & Natural Design PO Box 929 Bellaire, MI 49615 231-622-5252 artmeetsearth.org

In honor of ISLAND’s 10th year, they are getting a new name. Watch for the reveal in fall 2015.

MISSION ISLAND builds strong communities through the intersections of art, farming, ecology and economy. VISION ISLAND envisions communities that are grounded in place: where people connect through stories, music, art, shared work, and food, and where the economy and culture are rooted in restoration of the earth and its people. PROGRAMS The Hill House Artist Residency Program supports writers, artists and musicians with a two to four week stay in a log cabin near East Jordan. Here, they are afforded the time and space to create new work. Preservation Station is a a canning kitchen on wheels. The trailer allows for people to gather on local farms at the peak of produce ripeness to learn, upgrade their skills, and turn food preservation from seasonal drudgery to a party. Plus, this trailer connects the dots between food and our local farm economy, adding more value and resilience to our small places. The Northern Michigan Small Farm Conference serves as a vehicle to promote and build a local vibrant agriculture community, to equip the small farm community with the tools to be successful, and to be a forum for the open exchange of ideas within the small farm community.

The Chicken Coupe is a portable, MDA certified poultry processing trailer that small farmers raising pastured poultry can use to bypass expensive processing facilities and sell direct to their customers. Guilds invite folks to learn from one another’s practices. They are a way for people to develop the craft of agriculture through workshops, gatherings and shared work. ISLAND supports several guilds: the Small Farm Guild, Beekeepers Guild, Mushroom Growers Guild, Green Building Guild, Grain Guild, Orchard Guild, and Fibershed Guild. ISLAND organizes workshops, teaching skills like welding, food preservation, garden design, and more. ISLAND workshops have reached thousands of people in our community over the last ten years. The Farmer Residency Program is a business incubator for sustainable agriculture. Similar to a medical residency, the Farmer Residency helps to close the gap between basic farmer training and full farm management. Graduates of the program gain the agricultural experience they need to tackle farming as a lifelong career. HOW YOU CAN HELP Gifts of cash, stock or property are welcome. You may donate online at www.artmeetsearth.org, or send a check made out to ISLAND to PO Box 929, Bellaire, MI 49615.

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GIVING Oliver Art Center 132 Coast Guard Road PO Box 1513 Frankfort, MI 49635 231-352-4151 Oliverartcenterfrankfort.org EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Mercedes Michalowski ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR Kirsten Ross

Elizabeth Lane Oliver Center for the Arts, formerly Crystal Lake Art Center, has been a cultural cornerstone of Benzie County since it was founded in 1948. It has moved buildings three times in its history to accommodate growth, serve all patrons, and ensure delivery on its mission to “establish and maintain an educational program and facility for the advancement of the arts, and to promote and develop visual, performing, culinary, and literary arts.” Under strong leadership of an active and experienced Board of Directors, the Center rebranded as the Elizabeth Lane Oliver Center for the Arts in 2011.

BOARD MEMBERS Greta Bolger, President Vicki Carpenter, Vice President Amy Daniels Moehle, Secretary Bill Parris, Treasurer Bill Beck Sarah Abend Susan Kirkpatrick Ralph Mittelberger Jane Muer Stan Otto Elaine Peterson Nancy Reid Irene Nugent BOARD MEMBER EMERITUS Jack Muehlmann GALLERY COMMITTEE Eileen Millard Beth Tarkington

The Center established itself in the newly renovated U.S. Coast Guard Station at the mouth of the Betsie Bay, Frankfort, in 2011, where three floors present two exhibition galleries, three spacious classrooms, a demonstration kitchen, gift gallery, office space, storage and artwork preparation space, an outdoor deck, and ceramics studio space, all of which are accessible to people with disabilities. The Elizabeth Lane Oliver Center for the Arts facilities were awarded LEED “platinum” certification, the highest possible, in

2013, as well as Michigan Historic Preservation Network’s 2014 “Building Award.” The Elizabeth Lane Oliver Center for the Arts, also known as Oliver Art Center, has become the magnet arts, culture, and extended education destination in Benzie County, serving permanent and seasonal communities twelve months per year with high-quality programs. Oliver Art Center’s mission to “promote and develop visual, performing, culinary, and literary arts for all ages and abilities in Benzie County and the surrounding area” is fulfilled more deeply and consistently now than at any other time in its history, due in large part to new state-of-the-art facilities and an energized community of patrons, volunteers, and supporters. The endowment fund with Grand Traverse Regional Community Foundation allows Oliver Art Center to continue to serve its community for future generations and helps to diversify the organization’s income. It will reduce the dependency on a single source of income and will see Oliver Art Center flourish well into the future.

GIFT GALLERY COORDINATOR Irene Nugent

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GIVING Traverse Area District Library 610 Woodmere Ave. Traverse City, MI 49686 231-932-8500 www.tadl.org SERVICE AREA AND POPULATION (More than 97,000 residents) Grand Traverse County, Elmwood Township in Leelanau County and Almira and Inland Townships in Benzie County LIBRARY LOCATIONS Woodmere: Main Branch East Bay Branch Fife Lake Public LIbrary Kingsley Branch Interlochen Public Library Peninsula Community Library LIBRARY DIRECTOR Gail Parsons BOARD OF TRUSTEES Jason Gillman, President Andy Marek, Vice President Jerry Beasley, Secretary Geoff Streit, Treasurer Joseph Jones Thomas Kachadurian Mark Payne

The Traverse Area District Library (TADL) was formed in 1982 by a joint resolution of the City of Traverse City and Grand Traverse County and is operating under the current mission: To support the District’s diverse and changing population in its lifelong search for intellectual, recreational or vocational information and enrichment. Over the past thirty-three years, many things have changed in Grand Traverse County and the surrounding region. One thing has not changed; Traverse Area District Library is as vital to our communities today as it was at its creation in 1982. Through the power of community, the Traverse Area District Library provides access to essential services every day within and beyond our walls. There are many ways to support Traverse Area District Library. Donations to the library have an exponential impact, an investment benefitting generations of area residents. Your gift strengthens the community and supports literacy, creativity, education, collaboration and civic engagement. A tribute donation can be made in honor or in memory of someone special and may reflect the particular interests of the honoree. Your tax-deductible donations to Traverse Area District Library help enhance the collections and programs and are a fitting tribute to the important people in your life. A special bookplate is placed in each tribute book, identifying the name(s) of the donor and the name of the person honored. Legacy contributions, or Planned Gifts, (including financial securities, bequests, trusts, or other assets) can have the greatest immediate impact to strengthen and elevate the Traverse Area District Library experience through improvement to capital physical assets or to a particular project within a library department. One example of such generosity is the recent gift from the Getty Family Trust. George and Helen Getty, long time Traverse City residents and library patrons, designated TADL as a beneficiary of their trust estate in 1998. Mr. Getty, a WWII photographer, graphic artist, and coowner of Photocraft Studios in Traverse City, passed away April 20, 2007. Mrs. Getty passed away on February 4, 2014.

Their final gift to Traverse Area District Library of nearly $100,000 has funded substantial improvements to enhance the Youth Services area at the Woodmere Main Branch (including new carpeting, paint and furniture) and East Bay Branch to create a more inviting space for children and their caregivers to co-learn and develop a love of their library. Nearly a third of the total gift allowed for the purchase of AWE Early Literacy touch-screen computer stations for all six community library locations. Services are provided through six library facilities within the District. Of these six, three are under the control of the TADL Board: the Main Branch on Woodmere, East Bay Branch Library, and the Kingsley Branch Library. The other three, like TADL, are autonomous political subdivisions of the State of Michigan. These are known as “member libraries” as opposed to “branch libraries,” and each has its own elected Board, adopts its own budget, hires its own staff, and sets its own policies. The member libraries are Fife Lake Public Library, Interlochen Public Library, and Peninsula Community Library. Traverse Area District Library is a governmental taxing authority. In 1996, voters approved a 20-year operational millage of 1.1 mils. In compliance with the Headlee Amendment, the millage has been reduced to .9548 mils and expires in 2016. Other revenues come from Penal Fines, State Aid and various fines and fees. Overall, the major sources that provide operational funding are subject to civic support through periodic ballot proposals, local real estate property values, and state legislative budget priorities, which can fluctuate according to economic conditions. These revenue sources allow TADL to provide services to patrons at each of six library locations by funding normal operating costs only. Individual and corporate donors are an essential component to the success and longevity of Traverse Area District Library. To learn more about how you can make a difference through a gift to the Traverse Area District Library, please contact TADL’s Director, Gail Parsons, at gparsons@tadl.org or call 231.932.8527.

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GIVING Traverse Health Clinic PROVIDING ACCESS TO QUALITY, COMPREHENSIVE CARE FOR EVERYONE: Large enough to offer comprehensive services but small enough to care, Traverse Health Clinic is more than a family practice. We are a community health center. We provide primary care and counseling on site and coordinate a variety of support services. Our goal is to keep each individual healthy and make healthcare simple and accessible for all.

3147 Logan Valley Traverse City, MI 49684 231-935-0799 www.traversehealthclinic.org

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CLIENT VOICES: When she came to us at age 26, Misty had uncontrolled diabetes. Our team quickly began addressing her many health challenges. “I am so grateful for Traverse Health Clinic,” she tearfully proclaimed, “Finally, my health would be in control.” She is an outspoken young motivator who encourages others to get back up, as she has, when life circumstances beat you down. She believes the ability to help others is true empowerment. Another patient professes, “I knew I needed help, but when I reached my breaking point I could only think of one place to turn. When a counselor at Traverse Health Clinic said she could see me that day, that moment saved my life.” YOU ARE THE KEY TO OPENING DOORS: “In giving to Traverse Health, I have an opportunity to have a positive impact on people that might never had access to health services before” —Lorraine, community donor. We can help others because people like you helped us first. Today, more Michigan residents are insured than ever. What may be surprising is that a large number remain uninsured or underinsured due to a variety of reasons. Traverse Health Clinic continues to actively work to ensure our community members have access to the care they need. Your support helps us provide care and support services to these families. You hold the key to opening doors to a better future for everyone in our community. Please visit www. mykeytocare.org to read other stories and to make a donation, or call our development office at 231-935-0412. Mission: To promote the health and wellness of our community residents with a special focus on the medically underserved by working as a team to provide primary care and support services. Service Area: The Greater Grand Traverse Region

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GIVING GIVING DIRECTORY AC Paw acpaw.org Find Out More On Page 34 Acme Christian Thrift Store & Food Pantry acmechristian.org Find Out More On Page 10 Animal Hospice Services of Northern Michigan 10950 Lyns Court Williamsburg, MI 49690 231.735.3658 nmpethospice.wix.com/animalhospice Area Agency on Aging of Northwest Michigan 1609 Park Dr., P.O. Box 5946 Traverse City, MI 49686 231.947.8920 or 800.442.1713 aaanm.org Bellaire Community Food Pantry Find Out More On Page 10 Camp Daggett campdaggett.com Find Out More On Page 35 Camp Quality Michigan campqualityusa.org/MI Find Out More On Pages 26 & 27 Challenge Mountain 01158 M-75 South P. O. Box 764 Boyne City, MI 49712 231.582.1186 challengemtn.org Char-Em United Way P. O. Box 1701 Petoskey, MI 49770 231.487.1006 charemunitedway.org

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Cherryland Humane Society 1750 Ahlberg Rd. Traverse City, MI 49696 231.946.5116 cherrylandhumane.org Child & Family Services of Northwestern Michigan cfsnwmi.org Find Out More On Page 36 Food Rescue of Northwest Michigan 2279 South Airport Road West Traverse City, MI 49684 231.995.7723 foodrescuenw.org Friendship Centers of Emmet County, Council on Aging 1322 Anderson Rd. Petoskey, MI 49770 231.347.3211 or 888.347.0369 emmetcoa.org Good Samaritan Family Services thegoodsam.org Find Out More On Page 10 Goodwill Industries of Northern Michigan Inc. 2279 South Airport Road West Traverse City, MI 49684 231.922.4805 goodwillnmi.org Grand Traverse Area Literacy Council gtalc.org Find Out More On Page 12 Grand Traverse Pavilions gtpavilions.org Find Out More On Pages 28 & 29

Grand Traverse Regional Land Conservancy gtrlc.org Find Out More On Page 12 Grass River Natural Area grassriver.org Find Out More On Page 16 Great Lakes Children’s Museum 13240 S. West Bay Shore Drive P. O. Box 2326 Traverse City, MI 49685 231.932.4526 greatlakeskids.org Groundwork Center for Resilient Communities 148 E. Front Street, Suite 301 Traverse City, MI 49684 231.941.6854 groundworkcenter.org Grow Benzie growbenzie.org Find Out More On Page 37 Habitat For Humanity-Grand Traverse Region habitatgtr.org Find Out More On Pages 30 & 31 Hospice of Michigan hom.org Find Out More On Page 16 ISLAND-Institute For Sustainable Living, Art & Natural Design artmeetsearth.org Find Out More On Page 39

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GIVING GIVING DIRECTORY Inland Seas Education Association schoolship.org Find Out More On Page 38 Interlochen Center for the Arts 4000 South M-137 Highway P.O. Box 199 Interlochen, MI 49643 231.276.7200 interlochen.org Leelanau Children’s Center leelanauchildrenscenter.org Find Out More On Page 16 Leelanau Community Cultural Center/The Old Art Building 111 Main Street P.O. Box 883 Leland, MI 49654 231.256.2131 oldartbuilding.com Leelanau Conservancy 105 North First Street P.O. Box 1007 Leland, MI 49654 231.256.9665 info@leelanauconservancy.org leelanauconservancy.org Lions of Michigan Service Foundation lmsf.net Find Out More On Page 10 Maritime Heritage Alliance 13268 S. West Bay Shore Drive Traverse City, MI 49684 231.946.2647 maritimeheritagealliance.org

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Michael’s Place mymichaelsplace.net Find Out More On Page 12 Michigan Legacy Art Park michlegacyartpark.org Find Out More On Page 16 Music House Museum 7377 US 31 Williamsburg, MI 49690 231.938.9300 musichouse.org NMC Foundation nmc.edu/about/foundation/ Find Out More On Pages 32 & 33 Old Town Playhouse oldtownplayhouse.com Find Out More On Page 4 Oliver Art Center oliverartcenterfrankfort.org Find Out More On Page 40 Peace Ranch peaceranchtc.com Find Out More On Page 24 Reining Liberty Ranch reininglibertyranch.org Find Out More On Page 24 The Father Fred Foundation fatherfredfoundation.com Find Out More On Page 2 The First Tee of Northern Michigan thefirstteenorthernmichigan.org Find Out More On Page 24 The Manna Food Project mannafoodproject.org Find Out More On Page 24

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The Nature Conservancy nature.org/michigan Find Out More On The Back Cover The Salvation Army-Traverse City 1239 Barlow Street Traverse City, MI 49686 231.946.4644 satraversecity.org The Watershed Center Grand Traverse Bay 13272 S. West-Bay Shore Drive Traverse City, MI 49684 231.935.1514 gtbay.org Traverse Area District Library tadl.org Find Out More On Page 41 Traverse Bay Children’s Advocacy Center 121 E. Front St., Ste. 301 Traverse City, MI 49684 231.929.4250 traversebaycac.org Traverse Health Clinic traversehealthclinic.org Find Out More On Page 42 United Way of Northwest Michigan unitedwaynwmi.org Find Out More On Page 8 Utopia Foundation 111 Cass Street Traverse City, MI 49684 231.929.4500 utopiafound.org

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