HCCF Honors Retiring Trustees

The Huron County Community Foundation Board of Trustees held their last meeting of the year on December 2 at Laker High School. This meeting also marked the end of many years of service for their three retiring Trustees. Lowell McDonald, John Moore, and Al Nietzke are leaving the board after a combined 44 years of service. 


"These three gentleman played a huge role in the growth of the Foundation during the past decade." said Executive Director, Mackenzie Price. If you read the  founding documents of HCCF,  you will find Lowell McDonald's name signed as an original incorporator  in 1994. Since that day, McDonald has invested his time in the growth of the Foundation . McDonald recruited Nietzke and Moore to the Board because of their areas of expertise: Al, a certified public accountant, and John, a school administrator.


Nietzke joined the Board in 2006 and began serving as member of the Finance and Investment Committee.  "Budgets, audits, and IRS reports are important to the operation of a successful community foundation", said Price, "Al's expertise was invaluable during my first year and a half as director."


McDonald recruited Moore to join the HCCF Board in 2001 for his strong leadership abilities and rapport with the community.  In 2007, Moore became Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Community Foundation, a title he held throughout the rest of his time on the Board. "John provided stability and organizational leadership during his 8 years as Chairman, no matter the situation," added Price. Some of these situations include the recession of 2008 and hiring the Foundation's first full time director in 2014.


The Governance Committee of HCCF, chaired by Brent Wehner, now has the difficult job of filling the Board seats of the retiring Trustees. "As a committee, it's very hard to replace such long-serving, dedicated Board Members that bring many years of experience to our Board." said Wehner when asked about the committee's task. McDonald, who sits on the Governance Committee, will play a role in finding new Trustees to take the spots that will be open in 2016. "On behalf of the entire HCCF family, including past directors and Trustees, I want to thank Lowell, John, and Al for their years of philanthropic service to Huron County. The Foundation would not be what it is today if it wasn't for their dedication." noted Price.

 

Young Professionals Network

Are you in your 20’s or 30’s and live or work in Huron County? If so, make a difference together by joining the Huron County Young Professionals!

Submit your information via the Google Form below so you're on the invite list for our first social event in January. Updates will continue to be posted under the "ypn" heading of this website and on the HCCF Facebook page. 

Click here to submit your information! 

HCCF Announces Fall Grants

STEM Education and Placemaking were at the forefront of the Huron County Community Foundation (HCCF) Grant awards during their Fall 2015 Grant Cycle. Over $12,000 was awarded to local projects this week as the grant award winners were announced.

HCCF published their strategic priorities last year after many community conversations and surveys. They continue to use those priorities to focus their grant funding. This year, many of the applicants impacted two strategic priority areas: STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) Education and Placemaking, creating public spaces where people want to gather.

With the help of an HCCF Grant, a new MSU Extension program will be coming to Huron County. Thumb Dairy Odyssey, a program designed to increase knowledge around the field of dairy operations and showcase career opportunities in the field, will offer hands on learning opportunities for children ages 9-19. "This is the only program that focuses on Dairy exploration in the Thumb Area.  Dairy operations are a large part of Huron County's history and future. We hope this program sparks an interest in area youth to pursue STEM careers and return to continue the legacy of these farms." said HCCF Executive Director, Mackenzie Price, of the project.

The largest placemaking project funded in the Fall 2015 Grant Cycle was the Bad Axe Little League Concession Stand Project. With a total project cost of $90,000, Bad Axe Little League had begun the process of soliciting funding from community members and local businesses before approaching HCCF for a grant. "This concession stand is a staple of spring and summer recreation for all of the teams in the county who utilizes the Bad Axe Little League Fields. The community has already begun to support this project, so we were happy to join the effort." Price noted.

A full list of grants can be seen below. Funding for these projects was provided by HCCF Field of Interest and Discretionary funds including: Education, Reading and Literacy Fund, Health and Medical Fund, Recreation Resources Trust Fund, Huron Medical Center Fund, Huron County Trust Fund, Huron County Economic Development Fund, and the Huron Natural Areas Preservation Fund.

Thumb Dairy Odyssey,  Huron County MSU Extension - $500

Harbor Beach Rotary Gazebo Project - $800

Concession Stand Project - Bad Axe Little League - $3,000

FRC Team 5156, Laker High School FIRST Robotics - $2,750

Port Austin Street Sculptures - $750

The History Trail, Port Austin Historical Society - $479

Thumb Quilt Trail, Friends of the Thumb Octagon Barn - $500

STEM Classroom, Ubly Community Schools - $350

Fund Spotlight: Hatchet Fund

The Huron County Community Foundation is proud to announce its newest fund, the Hatchet Fund. The Hatchet Fund is a school fund to benefit Bad Axe Public Schools. School funds are a great way for alumni, employees, and communities to support local schools permanently by giving to an endowment. As long as the school exists, gifts to the fund will continue to provide additional funding to the district for field trips, athletics and other extracurricular activities, fine arts programs, technology updates, and much more. “Mr. Newland [Bad Axe’s Superintendent] reached out to me a few months ago with an interest in the school fund. He invited me to speak at the School Board meeting last month and shortly after, the fund was in place.” said Huron County Community Foundation Executive Director Mackenzie Price when asked about how the idea for the Hatchet Fund started.  “The idea to start the Hatchet Fund came from the great people of the Bad Axe community who donate their time, talents, and money to our school programs,” adds Bad Axe Superintendent Greg Newland.  “In working with the Foundation the process to donate is very simple and donors will know that their gift is going directly to help with the high quality education provided to our students,” said Newland.

With the start of the Hatchet Fund, Bad Axe joins three other districts in Huron County who also have school funds at the Huron County Community Foundation: the Harbor Beach Pirate Fund, the Ubly Bearcat Fund, the Laker Legacy Fund, and the Laker Fine Arts and Academics Fund. The Hatchet Fund will begin to benefit the school after the endowed balance reaches $5,000. The district plans to publicize this to alumni, parents, and the community as well as have staff casual Friday dollars go toward the fund.

Once the fund starts to grant to the District, how the grant dollars are distributed within the schools is left primarily to the district. “These funds are created to benefit the school however they see fit.” noted Price, “Distributing the funds is a decision we leave for the districts to make. They can set up their own system, be that a committee, administrative decisions, or an internal application process.” Mr. Newland anticipates this decision being made by a committee of the Hatchet Fund in which teachers and student groups will apply for funding for special projects, equipment, or other educational aides that helps assist with student growth in and out of the classroom.  

“We are excited to see Bad Axe take pride in this resource and make the growth of the Hatchet Fund a priority” added Price. If you would like to make a gift to the Hatchet Fund, please make checks out to HCCF, writing Hatchet Fund in the Memo line, and send them to the Huron County Community Foundation at PO 56, Bad Axe. Gifts via credit card can be made online at huroncountycommunityfoundation.org.  HCCF is a 501(c)3 organization that can accept estate gifts, stocks, investments, gifts of land, and gift of crops. Please contact the Foundation for more details on supporting the Hatchet Fund at 989-269-2850.

Golf Outing Wrap Up and Pictures

The Huron County Community Foundation hosted its 9th annual golf outing on Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at Verona Hills Golf Club.

 

Thanks to AVCI, a sponsor since the event's conception and once again a corporate sponsor, each hole sponsor, and 16 four member scramble teams, HCCF not only raised funds for  Foundation Operating expenses but also had the opportunity to reflect on the past 365 days and recognize faithful Foundation supporters.

Last year's golf outing was three days after Mackenzie Price made her debut as the first full-time Executive Director for the Huron County Community Foundation. "Last year I was excited to meet all those who support the Foundation yet completely overwhelmed." said Price of last year's outing. This year, it was a different story. "It was great to stand in front of the room and thank people who I have come to know personally over the course of the year. To have supporters say the Foundation is gaining recognition in the county is huge" Price added. 

The winner of this year's outing represented Hyzer, Hill, Kuzak, and Co. PC. As the winning team was announced, Price noted that Don and Pam Kuzak not only support the Foundation at the Golf Outing, but they also created a scholarship fund with the Foundation in 2007 in memory of their son, Steven Kuzak. This scholarship is awarded annually to a Huron County graduate that is a member of their school's golf team or is employed at a golf course in the county. "We love any opportunity to brag about our supporters who are doing great things in this community through their contributions. The Kuzaks fall into that category 100%" said Price.

Below is a gallery of pictures from the event taken by HCCF staff and Ernie Paulick.

ICE Grant Winners Announced

Huron County Community Foundation Awards ICE Grants

Back in March, the we introduced our new Innovative Community Enhancement Grants, $500 grants designed to bring spark to a community through placemaking or creating a new program to benefit local communities. When we closed the application process, 14 projects were eligible for the ICE Grants. "We were absolutely floored by the number and quality of applicants we received for the first year of this program" said Executive Director of HCCF, Mackenzie Price, "Our Grantmaking Committee, Chris Boyle, Kelli Jo Osentoski, and Michael Sage, commented on the widespread impact these grants will have multiple times throughout the process. We had projects submitted from Sebawaing to Harbor Beach and everywhere in between."

The projects were submitted to usw in March and presented a "30 second elevator speech" at the Annual Celebration in April. This event served as the launch date for online, Facebook voting that decided which five projects would receive grant funding. The five projects that received the most Facebook votes are:

- Owendale Garden Club and Seed Lending Library                                  - Brian Backus Nature Trail Gazebo in Harbor Beach
- Paint Our Playground- Bad Axe Public Schools Elementary Project Playground
- "Loads of Love" Laundry Project 
- Sebewaing Rotary Club Community Garden

"While the Foundation funded five of these projects, we are challenging the county to make all 14 projects a reality in 2015!" added Price. The idea of placemaking, utilizing community resources to create spaces people want to be,  is one of our strategic priorities. This priority area spurred us to open the ICE Grants in the first place. We will provide updates on each of the top five projects throughout the implementation process. Below are the submitted pictures for the 5 ICE Grant recipients! 

 

Annual Celebration Wrap-Up and Pictures

On Friday, April 17, 2015 nearly 100 community stakeholders gathered at Port Austin Kayak to celebrate the achievements of the Huron County Community Foundation. The Annual Celebration highlighted 2014 accomplishments, previewed 2015 plans, featured local food, beer, and wine, and served as the launch for ICE grant voting. Thank you to everyone who attended and made the event a success. Also, thank you to all of the local businesses who support the event includingPort Austin KayakDizzy Daisy Winery & VineyardBird Creek FarmsThe Farm RestaurantThe Green Clean Bean,Wooded Island Sports GrillMJ's Kupcakery LLC (Gourmet Filled Cupcakes), and Captain John Smoke House.

9th Annual HCCF Golf Outing - May 20th

With all of this winter's snow nearly melted, Spring and the desire to be outside is on everyone's mind! The Foundation has just the cure; the 9th Annual Huron County Community Foundation Golf Outing. Mark your calendars for Wednesday, May 20! Proceeds from this event, sponsored by Agri-Valley Communications Inc., directly support Foundation operations.

Join us at Verona Hills Golf Club, Bad Axe on May 20. Registration begins at 8 AM with a shotgun start planned for 9 AM. Players are invited to select their four member team, so grab some friends, enjoy the outdoors, and support the Foundation! The entry fee of $350 includes a hole sponsorship, 18 holes of golf and cart for four players, refreshments, lunch, and prizes. A hole sponsorship is $100. Just a team entry fee is $300. See the flyer below for more details! 

Thank you for your consideration and support of this event. If you have any questions, please contact Golf Outing Chairman, Brent Wehner at 989-550-4434 or the Foundation at 989-269-2850




ICE Grant Application - 2015

Innovative Community Enhancement Grants

Have pride in your community? Have a innovative idea that shows & shares that pride? 

Enter to win up to $500 to put your idea into action! This initiative has been formed to 

support small impactful projects and programs aimed at enhancing and engaging 

communities. The strongest proposals will demonstrate creativity and innovation.

 

Inspired by immense community pride found in Huron County, the Huron County 

Community Foundation is awarding multiple grants to projects that demonstrate and share 

that pride. Examples of projects include displays of public art, the beautification of a vacant lot, a public

performance, sidewalk chalking, planning a community day of service, starting a new summer youth

program... the possibilities are endless! 

 

HERE'S HOW IT WORKS 

1. Have an idea.

2. Submit that idea by completing a short application (found above) along with one picture/visual 

representation of your idea. 

3. If your idea meets the qualifications, it will be unveiled at the Foundation's Annual 

Celebration. You will be able to represent your idea in person.

4. Ideas and photos will be posted for voting, so get everyone you know to vote for your 

idea on the Foundation's Facebook page. 

5. If your idea is one of the top vote-getters, you receive up to $500 to enhance your 

community! 

 

THE REST OF THE DETAILS

• Grants up to $500 will be awarded for projects that enhance your community. 

Submitted programs/projects must be for the benefit of Huron County citizens and 

not for personal or business benefit. Grant dollars awarded are to be used to 

complete the proposed project. 

• This includes new projects or programs, program enhancement within the scope of 

work or expansion of an already existing project.

• Any individual, business, or non-profit organization is eligible to apply. Only one 

application per individual, business, or non-profit organization, please. 

• Application: 

- Find the application form above

-Complete form which includes a 300 character project description. 

- Include one photo or illustration depicting your project in jpg format.

• Simply e-mail: hccf@huroncounty.com or mail: HCCF, PO Box 56 Bad Axe, MI 48413

 

DATES TO REMEMBER

• Monday, March 16th 2015, 5pm is Grant Deadline. 

• Monday, April 20th - Voting will begin at noon.

• Friday, May 1st - Voting will conclude at midnight.

• April 17th, 6pm - Presentation opportunity at the HCCF Annual Celebration: 

Port Austin Kayak & Bicycle Rental.

• Friday, May 8th - Winning applicants will be notified and may be asked for more in 

depth information on the project.

 

THE FINE PRINT

All grant application entries become the property of the HCCF and applications meeting the 

required criteria will be voted on by the public via the Foundation’s Facebook page 

(www.facebook.com/huroncountycf). The HCCF will post the Project Description (300 

characters) and photo/illustration depicting your project. Each “Like” received for that project 

will count as one (1) vote, so encourage your supporters to “Like” your photo! There is a 

limit of one (1) vote per Facebook account per project. The project ideas with the most 

votes will receive funding. Please note that the HCCF reserves the right not to publish 

applications that do not meet grant guidelines. As with all of our grants, decisions are 

subject to HCCF Board of Trustees’ approval.

Scholarship Application: Apply Now!

The Huron County Community Foundation's Scholarships are now available! Click here to automatically open our completely online scholarship platform, Stars, that will help you find and apply to the scholarships for which you qualify.

In 2014, the Foundation granted more than $44,000 in scholarships to Huron County graduates furthering their education. With 37 distinct scholarships, we are excited to offer something for everyone, from construction to accounting and agriculture to law and everything in between. Check out our scholarships today and don't forget to have your application submitted before 5pm on April 20!

As always, if you have any questions, feel free to call the office, 989-269-2850. 

Celebrate Community Foundation Week

RECOGNIZING THE IMPACT OF COMMUNITY FOUNDATIONS

NOVEMBER 12–18, 2014

During the week of November 12-18, 2014, the Huron County Community Foundation will join more than 700 community foundations across America celebrating Community Foundation Week. For 25 years, the effort has raised awareness about the increasingly important role of these philanthropic organizations in fostering local collaboration and innovation to address persistent civic and economic challenges.

During the week, the Huron County Community Foundation will continue to reach out to community members to hear what they have to say about the future of Huron County, including encouraging residents to explore their recently updated webpage. Midway through the week, the Foundation's Youth Advisory Committee will assemble to discuss their initiatives to engage youth in philanthropy over the course of the school year.

“Community foundations impact lives, solve problems, and improve futures,” said Executive Director, Mackenzie Price. “As many residents grapple with limited resources and a growing need for services, we are more determined than ever to bring our community partners together to find innovative and effective solutions for some of our most challenging social problems.”

Community foundations are independent, public entities that steward philanthropic resources from institutional and individual donors to local nonprofits that are the heart of strong, vibrant communities. The Foundation completed a strategic priorities process in Spring 2014 where surveys were conducted across the county, asking stakeholders what role they believed the Foundation should be playing in the future of Huron County. The results overwhelmingly showed that finding ways to create a "sense of place" through placemaking, bringing college graduates back to their hometowns, and helping to spur growth and prosperity in the region were the most pressing issues.

Community foundations represent one of the fastest-growing forms of philanthropy. Every state in the United States is home to at least one community foundation—large and small, urban and rural—working to advance solutions on a wide range of social issues. The Huron County Community Foundation has given over $680,000 back to the community since its inception and continues to grow that number annually! This year alone, over $77,683.44 dollars were distributed in grants and scholarships.

Community Foundation Week, created in 1989 by former president George H.W. Bush, recognizes the work of community foundations throughout America and their collaborative approach to working with the public, private, and nonprofit sectors to address community problems.

To support the Huron County Community Foundation, click here. For more information on Community Foundations around the world, check out Council on Foundations' website

 

New Fund Spotlight: Laker Legacy Fund

"The Laker Legacy Fund is being created to support special programs, projects and extracurricular activities of the Elkton-Pigeon-Bay Port Laker schools. The Fund will provide alumni, donors, friends, parents and residents the opportunity to invest in the long-term growth and success of the students."

These are the first lines of the Foundation's newest Fund Agreement, establishing the Laker Legacy Fund. This is the second endowed fund created with the Foundation to benefit the school, the first being the Elkton-Pigeon-Bay Port Laker Fine Arts and Academic Fund, established in 2009. Junior High/High School Principal, Mr. Brian Keim is excited to offer another avenue for the community to support the school. "The concept of a Laker Legacy Fund has been in the discussion phase for several years now, as relationships with alumni and local business partners have grown.  We have a lot to be proud of here at Lakers in terms of academic, athletics, agriculture, and the arts, but nothing makes us more proud than the strong support our community shows for our schools.  The Legacy Fund creates an opportunity for those who want to support our special projects and programs to do so in a formal and recognizable manner." 

The Laker Legacy Fund is an endowed designated fund, thanks to a generous initial gift from L.J. Gascho, simply meaning the fund will exist in perpetuity and every spendable penny of interest will be funneled back to Laker Schools. This fund will have a committee, comprised of school officials and community stakeholders, that will be responsible for allocating the funds as they see needs arise in the school.

Follow the link for more information on Laker Schools . If you would like to make a donation to the Laker Legacy Fund, you can do so online by clicking here and designating "Laker Legacy Fund" or please feel free to call the Foundation at 989-269-2850.

 

Bidder's Bash Wrap Up & Photos

 

On Friday October 24th, over 150 people gathered at the Franklin Inn, Bad Axe, to support the Huron County Community Foundation's 5th Annual Bidder's Bash, sponsored by corporate sponsor ITC Transmission and major sponsors DTE, Northstar Bank and RES. The Bidder's Bash was an evening of food, drinks, raffles, and auctions, both live and silent, with all proceeds going directly to the administration and operation of the Huron County Community Foundation.

The Foundation's Executive Director, Mackenzie Price, summarized the night. "The Bidder's Bash is a way to bring together community stakeholders, have some fun, and support the Foundation's administrative budget so we can continue to help improve the quality of life in Huron County. Everyone who attended or donated items helped the Foundation meet our goal, and we sincerely thank them for their support." The Foundation continues to put time and resources into supporting community projects and initiatives. They showcased this large function of the Foundation at their event through letting some Bidder's Bash attendees do grantmaking.

Throughout the night, the Trustees and Executive Director of the Foundation peppered the audience with trivia regarding the Foundation. The team that answered the most questions correctly engaged in impromptu grant making, receiving descriptions of three local projects vying for a $500 grant. At the end of the night, it was announced that the Dennis M. Hagen Show Arena, currently under construction at the Huron County Fairgrounds, was the project chosen by the winning team. 

Get a glimpse of the action of the night! Check out the gallery below with photos from Beth McDonald.  

Bidder's Bash

Join the Huron County Community Foundation for Bidder's Bash 2014! There will be live and silent auction items, raffles, and live entertainment. This is a great event with proceeds supporting the Foundation's operations budget. Come bid on everything from tool sets to jewelry and fishing trips to "staycations". Live auction items are described below, along with photo galleries of items on each silent auction table! The action starts Friday, October 24th at 6 p.m. Tickets are $20 for one, $35 for a couple, or buy a table of 8 for $100. We look forward to seeing you at Bidder's Bash! 

 We would like to thank our major sponsor for this event, ITC, as well as our corporate sponsors, RES Americas, Northstar Bank and DTE Energy. 

We would like to thank our major sponsor for this event, ITC, as well as our corporate sponsors, RES Americas, Northstar Bank and DTE Energy. 

LIVE AUCTION ITEMS

  • One week stay (March 7-14, 2015) at The Sheraton Vistana Resort, Orlando, FLA- 2 bedroom Villa, sleeps 8, less than one mile from Walt Disney World 
  • "Beer can" Pottery Roaster made and donated by Laurie Conger
  • Enjoy a 2 night Port Austin Staycay vacation with a 3-bedroom lakefront condo compliments of Sandcastles on the Beach, Jim and Stacey Roggenbuck, with Catering Connection meals courtsey of Ken Sosnoski.
  • Quarter of Beef Plus Processing donated by Dungstown Dairy and Parisville Dairy LLC
  • Framed and autographed Steve Yzerman Jersey donated by Lundy Financial Services
  • Great Lakes Fishing Trip for Four - Walleye donated by Allan and Susan Ward
  • Kelly Jo's Killer Karrot Kake made and donated by Kelly Jo Osentoski
  • Case International 340 Pedal Tractor with Trailer from Paul & Linda Elandt
  • Midnight Madness Bus Rental compliments of Thumb Cellular
  • Maui Jim Sunglasses donated by Scheurer  Family Vision Center
  • Pandora Bracelet donated by Thumb National Bank
  • Friends & Family Party - Let the Catering Connection customize and deliver a food extravaganza compliments of Mr. & Dr. Michael and Nancy Macchiarella

"NOT SO SILENT" AUCTION

SILENT AUCTION - TABLE ONE

1. Thirty One Gift Tote w/ Bath Accessories$50Albert & Patty Wolschlager 

2. 2 Complimentary Tickets for Detroit Symphony Orchestra $100Detroit Symphony Orchestra Detroit Symphony Orchestra Voucher must be redeemed for tickets in person or by mail for the2014-2015 Season - November 2014 to February 6, 2015.

3. 2 - Three Piece Chicken Dinner to Biff's & Polka On T-Shirts$30Biff's Bowling Bar& Friends of KindeGift Certificate Expires 8/26/2015

4. Vera Bradley Hot Pad Set & Wallet Cash Donations &  Jeanne Eilers $80

5. Long Shot Lanes - Pin Down to Win Card and 365 Membership Card$70Long Shot Lanes 

6. Golf Package - 4 Rounds Golf plus Golf Accessories$150Verona Hills Golf Club & Pro Shop - Phillip Gornowich, PGAGolf Expires - 11/2015 Carts Not Included

7. Pasta House Gift Certificate$25Pasta House Expires 10/2/2015

8. Game Day -Four 2015 Lawn Tickets from Great Lakes Loons, Baseball Hats from Ordus Ford & 2 Camp Chairs from Ace Hardware $55   Hardware Loons Tickets - 2015 Season Only

9. McDonald's Food & Family Gift Card$50McDonalds Food & Family Center Expires 12/31/2015

10. Adapt-a-Ball 3 Ball Hitch Package$50PSA Inc. & GC Bad Axe Auto Supply $50

11. Two - $25 Bath & Body Works Gift Cards$50Huron Travel Agency  

12. Mosaic Bird Bath w/Stand$73Ace Hardware - The Gift Dept. 

13.  4 Extra Value Meals and 4 Dessert Coupons to McDonald's$40McDonalds Rest. of Bad Axe Expires Nov. 2015

14. Hand Made Quilt by Evelyn Stein$50Evelyn Stein 

15. Ashley Furniture Home Store Gift Certificate$50Ashley Furniture Home Store 

16. Wine Basket and Two Tickets to the Blue Star Mothers Wine Tasting$40Paul & Linda Elandt Wine Tasting Event is Nov. 19th

17. Al's Restaurant Gift Certificate$20Al's Restaurant Expires 9/24/15

18. 7 Pc. Food Storage Container Set$30East Huron TV & Appliance 

19. Farmer's Tavern Gift Certificate $25Farmer's Tavern 

20. Detroit Tigers Nike Hoody$75HCCF Cash Donations Size Large

21. Flint Institute of Music Tickets for Holiday Pops$50Flint Institute of  Music Shows are December 20 or December 21, 2014

22. 80 lb. Push Spreader$115Farmer's Co-Op 

23. 2 Year Corporate Membership to Rooster Ranch$250Rooster Ranch Expires 9/1/2016

24. Christmas Wreath$75Harbor Beach Comm. Hospital 

25. Ten One Day Pool Passes to Ameriway Inn & Suites$70Ameriway Inn Expires 12/30/2014

SILENT AUCTION - TABLE TWO

26. Pudding Shot Gift Basket $50Woman's Life Chapter 813 

27. 2 Season Subscriptions to Port Austin Community Players $80Port Austin Community Players 

28. Hunter Ceiling Fan $82Mortimer Lumber 

29. $50 Gift Certificate to McDonald's Food & Family $50McDonalds Food & FamilyExpires 12/31/13

30. Vera Bradley Purse $88HCCF Cash Donations 

31. Pie of the Month Gift Certificate $120Elias Brothers Restaurant Nov. 2013 to October 2014

32. Detroit Tigers Victor Martinez Autographed Photo $100Detroit Tigers 

33. Tech Training Gift Certificate - 1 Hour $60Revolution CaféCall or stop by the café to schedule your session.  Expires 10/1/2015

34. Wine Basket w/2 tickets to Rotary Wine Event $90 Bad Axe Rotary & cash donations

35. Date Night -Dinner for two at Smalleys and movie to Harbor Beach Theatre $70Thumb CellularIncludes dinner, movie and concessions.

36. 6 Month Single Membership - 24/7 Club Fitness $180Bad Axe Club FitnessExpires 10/24/2015

37. Bad Axe Fun - Holiday Inn Room; pizza at the Gathering Place $125Holiday Inn; Gathering PlaceHoliday Inn - redeemable only at Bad Axe Location-not available June - October & The Gathering Place - expires 10/24/2015

38. Tool Set $90Mega J Farms 

39. City Cleaners Gift Certificates $50City Cleaners Expires 12/31/2015

40. Sears Gift Card $50Sears 

41. Autographed Hockey Puck $50Detroit Red Wings 

42. Cooperative Elevator Gift Card $50Cooperative Elevator. Gift Card can be used for fuel, tires, oil changes, petroleum products or other services we provide.

43. Diller Photo Framed Barn Picture $125Diller Photo 

44. Lee's Landscaping Gift Certificate $100Lee's Landscaping 

45. Wooden Bowls by Dave Thuemmel $75Dave Thuemmel 

46.Two tickets to Flint Institute of Music for Nutcracker $50Flint Institute of Music Shows are Dec. 6 or Dec. 7, 2014

47. Thumb Home Real Video/Radio Shack Gift Card $50Thumb Home Real Video/Radio Shack 

48. Buckley Shoes Gift Card $100Buckley Shoes 

49. Fall Gift Basket $40Complete Computer Sign Shop 

50. Pasta House Gift Certificate$25 The Pasta House.  Expires 10/2/2015

50B. American Girl Porcelain Collector Doll $250 from Annette Goldkette.

SILENT AUCTION - TABLE THREE

51. Gas Card $50  from LeVillage Market 

52. Wine Basket $100 from The Village Qwik Stop 

53. Cooperative Elevator Gift Card $50 from Cooperative Elevator Gift Card can be used for fuel, tires, oil changes, petroleum products or other services we provide.

54. Christmas Wreath $75 from Jean Ferriby 

55. Ten One Day Pool Passes to Ameriway Inn & Suites $70 from Ameriway Inn Expires 12/30/2014

56. Multi-Vacuum and Mulcher $90 from Mega J. Farms Inc. 

57. Holiday Extravaganza - 2 tickets to Dec. 20th Show at 7 P.M.$50Midland Center for the Arts Expires 12/20/2014

58. Gift Basket w/Sonicare Electric Toothbrush and and assortment of oral hygiene products$150 from Dr. Robert K. VanDeVelde DDS & Dr. Ross R. Matheson DDS 

59. Franklin Inn Gift Certificate$50 from Franklin Inn Expires 9/22/2015

60. Wine Gift Basket$70 from Dizzy Daisy Winery 

61. Lottery Tree$50 from Woman's Life Chapter 813 

62. Dinner for Two to Rachel's and Movie at Bad Axe Theater w/Concessions$50 from Thumb Cellular 

63. Camp Chairs$40 from Harbor Beach Comm. Hospital 

64. City Cleaners Gift Certificates$50 from City Cleaners Expires 12/31/2015

65. Columbia His & Hers Outfits-$220 & $180, Mens Med. Women's L/XL Port Austin Kayak & Bike Rental  

66. Two tickets to Flint Institute of Music for the FSO Classical Concert Series$100Flint Institute of Music Expires 4/18/2015

67. Scrap Yarn Afghan$50 from Elrae Herp 

68. Wine Basket w/2 tickets to Rotary Wine Event$90 from Bad Axe Rotary 

69. Taste of The Thumb Travel Package-g/c to Chiller's, Peppermill, Pizza Hut, Rachel's, Smalley's, Revolution Café and Gas Card $170 VALUE from Chiller's; Peppermill, Pizza Hut, Rachel's Smalley's Revolution Café, and Ignash Petroleum.Revolution Café expires 10/1/2015; Peppermill expires 10/10/2015; Rachel's expires 10/4/2015 (no alcoholic bev.) 

70. Fiesta Basket $45 from Elrae Herp           

71. Pearl, Gray and Bronze Bracelet $60 from Mackenzie Jewelers 

72. Framed Elk Photo $135 from Dr. Timothy Straight 

73. Handmade Iron Fabrication $50 from Ironman Fabrications 

74. Canner - Thumb Hardware $93 

75. Haist Flowers Fresh Arrangement  $25

76.Smokehouse Pit-Style Ham 11lbs  $44 Al's Restaurant

77. GC Bad Axe Auto Supply $50

Now Hiring- YAC Advisor

If you would be interested in working to teach and implement philanthropy to area high school 
students, consider the Youth Advisory Committee Advisor position available at the Huron County Community Foundation. A full description of this 10-15 hour per month position can be found by clicking the "Job Description" button below.

If interested, please send your resume to hccf@huroncounty.com. Questions? Call the Foundation office at 989.269.2850.

Donate Today

Managing charitable dollars is what we do. With over 80 separate funds, our donors, through small donations and estates, find it easy to make an impact on our community. Giving opportunities range from arts and culture to economic development, youth and education to basic needs and senior services. We can help you fulfill your charitable goals and leave a lasting impact on Huron County by creating a new fund or donating to an existing fund. You can support a wide variety of projects, organizations, and funds through the Community Foundation by giving online, by clicking the button below, or calling us at 989-269-2850. 

Through our online giving platform Network For Good, you can support the Foundation via credit card from anywhere in the world, as a one time gift or a recurring donation. If you have a specific fund you would like to support, you can add that information into the giving form under "Designation." To view our existing funds, click the button below.