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Tuesday, 16 August 2022 18:34

Lunch & Learn Veterans Event

Welcome to the fall line up of Lunch & Learns. Mark your calendar for these great speakers addressing interesting topics in a simple, one-hour format. Whether you choose to come in person or opt to join us virtually, we invite you to bring your lunch and feed your mind!

September Topic

Veteran Healthcare Update

Burn Pit Exposure & Other New Presumptive Conditions

Speakers: Deanne Bonner Simpson, Esq. & Brigadier General Carol Ann Fausone (retired)

Whether you are a military veteran, have a veteran in your family, work with veterans, or simply have an interest in our veteran community, we invite you to join us on Wednesday, September 14th as our VA healthcare experts give an update on veteran health care and new presumptive conditions. This includes the new presumptive conditions associated with Burn Pits and Agent Orange.

 

DETAILS:

Wednesday, September 14, 2022

11:30am - 1:00pm

Canton Township Administration Building (1st floor board room), 1150 S. Canton Center Rd.

FREE (however, registration is required)

Contact Beth Meade at 734-495-1200 to register.

 

Deanne L Bonner Simpson LHFV Picture 1 Deanne L. Bonner Simpson Ms. Bonner Simpson’s practice focuses on the legal issues of United States veterans and their families, most commonly VA service-connected disability claims, surviving spouse benefits, and military records   corrections/character of   discharge upgrades. She is the practice partner for Legal Help for Veterans, PLLC. Deanne represents her clients nationally at VA Regional Offices, the Board of Veterans’ Appeals, the United States Court of Appeals for Veterans   Claims, and the United States   Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, in addition to the Board of Corrections for Military Records, and the Boards of Review for the respective branches of the military. She is a member of the National Organization of   Veterans Advocates, Inc. (NOVA) and accredited attorney with VA.

 

carol fausoneGeneral Fausone has been a nurse for over 40 years. She served her country for 36 years and retired in 2011. She now owns The Veterans Advocate, LLC that consults for businesses in matters related to VA health care, education and programs. She was approved in 2016 as a Service Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business. She also helps direct individual veterans to resources and benefits. She works part-time at Legal Help for Veterans as its “Chief Fix-it Officer” on VA road blocks. General Fausone was selected as a Notable Veteran by Crain’s Detroit Business in 2020.

The Community Foundation of Plymouth has worked to enrich the quality of life in the Plymouth area through grants that have benefited Plymouth residents.
 
Since 2005, the Community Foundation of Plymouth has granted more than $200,000 to support local programs, projects and students in the Plymouth community.  
 
The Community Foundation of Plymouth is dedicated to enriching the quality of life in the Plymouth area by providing grants to organizations that support our mission.
These organizations must:
- Be 501(c) public charities.
- Encourage the self-sufficiency and well-being of residents within the 48170 zip code.
- Encourage programs which are collaborative, comprehensive and have the potential to be continuous.
- Encourage leveraging and matching grant opportunities from multiple funders.
- Support "seed" money opportunities for innovative projects.
 
While the Community Foundation of Plymouth remains flexible in trying to meet community needs, the following are areas that will generally not be considered for funding at this time:
- Routine operating expenses
- Travel, tours or trips
- Endowment campaigns
- Special fundraising events and sponsorships
- Organizations that do not provide services to the greater Plymouth, Michigan area
- Political organizations
- Existing obligations or debts/liabilities
- Individuals
- Issues that divide us, not unite us
 
Community Foundation of Plymouth is part of Local Impact Alliance.

Grant application for 2022 is now open till October 7th. Please click on the link below to apply.

Grant Application

Wednesday, 03 August 2022 20:19

Christmas in July Update

After a brief hiatus due to Covid, the Westland Community Foundation was back and committed to providing resources to the Westland community.
 
Their first event was their annual "Christmas in July" celebration?. Attendees were asked to bring some unopened bags of food to be given to the The Wayne-Westland Salvation Army to help spread a little Christmas cheer to those who might need it!
 
The first event with their new partnership with the Local Impact Alliance was a great success and will help them continue to grow and provide assistance to Westland organizations and students.
 
Since 1996, the Westland Community Foundation has contributed over $1 million to organizations and student scholarships within our community.
 
Special thanks to the sponsors that included
Wayne County Community College, Priority Waste, Westland Car Care, Shaw Family Foundation, Fausone Bohn, LLP, The Buccilli Group, Dearborn Real Estate, Michigan Chiropractic Specialist, Plante Moran, Mayor William R. Wild, Midwest Recycling, OHM Advisors, Westland Fire Administration, Westland Fire Public Awareness, Westland Police Department Community Partnership.
 
The Christmas in July was held on 21st July at Hellenic Cultural Center in Westland!
 
To learn more about Westland Community Foundation, part of Local Impact Alliance, please visit the website

Please watch out for the the Toy Drive in December hosted by Westland Community Foundation!

Tuesday, 19 July 2022 18:01

C'mas in July is Here!

We’re Back!

After a brief hiatus due to Covid, the Westland Community Foundation is back and committed to providing resources to the Westland community.

Since 1996, the Westland Community Foundation has contributed over $1 million to organizations and student scholarships within our community.

Our new partnership with the Local Impact Alliance will help us continue to grow and provide assistance to Westland organizations and students.

Our first event is our annual “Christmas in July celebration. We hope you can join us on Thursday, July 21st 6 - 9 pm and help us spread a little Christmas cheer !

Your sponsorship dollars will help us fund our scholarship program and provide resources to aid other Westland organizations and residents.

During the event, we will be collecting non-perishable food items to donate to the Westland Salvation Army Food Bank and other local food banks.

We look forward to seeing you on July 21st 6-9 pm at the Hellenic Cultural Center to spend some time relaxing, seeing old friends, and helping those in our community who may need assistance.

Call Beth Meade for more information at 734-495-1200 or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Here is the link to purchase tickets

 WCF Cmas in July Flyer2

Friday, 08 July 2022 18:31

Summer Social Update - Giving Hope

June 22 Summer Social Update

Twenty-eight ladies attended our Giving Hope Summer Social supporting Seedlings, Braille Books for Children. Ladies enjoyed our in-person event with friends, warm weather, and a bonus of live dinner music along with a delicious Greek buffet at George’s Senate on Bushwood Public Golf Course. Our newest Giving Hope member Christine Schingeck joined us along with several guests. Giving Hope pins were handed out to members. Members are encouraged to wear their pins to our events. Giving Hope golf shirts are still available for $53. Please contact Linda Demmer.

The Fox Hills Golf prize was given out. We had 4 gift bag prize drawings from Vitrine on Main in Plymouth. Giving Hope ladies were encouraged to participate in the Vitrine shopping event the following Friday & Saturday, in which 20% of sales were donated to Seedlings.

Katelynn Lucus from Seedlings, Braille Books for Children, shared their passion and mission. They believe it is important for all children to be raised in a literacy-rich environment. Visually impaired children also need to be surrounded with affordable Braille materials. Giving Hope Ladies participated in their Buy-a-Book donation program. Every $10 donates a Braille book. Each book donated by Giving Hope will be inscribed “This book was donated by Giving Hope, Women’s Giving Circle-Plymouth-Canton”.

 

 Seedlings

Online donation:                                 $820                                                                           

Pass the Purse donaations:               $390

(from the event)

Vitrine shopping event donations: $200

(Giving Hope ladies like to shop!)

                               Total donations=  $1,410

That’s 141 Braille Books!

 

Thank you to all the generous ladies of Giving Hope, Women’s Giving Circle!

Thank you to the many hands that helped in putting this event together- Beth Meade with eblasts, Linda Demmer with evites, Denise Murray with FaceBook posts, Debbie Maloni for the food choices, Karen Hanchett for the lovely flower vases, Sharon Filips, Karen Christensen & Becky Hurst for attendance and prize drawings, Jackie Norris for her guidance & encouragement and the ladies of Special Events Committee who helped with set up and clean up!

Giving Hope, Women’s Giving Circle is looking forward to our fall event- (tentative) Wednesday, Oct 12 @ Maverick’s, helping to support Lead Like a Girl. Please make plans to join us and invite friends to come to learn about our mission & passion of Giving Hope, Women’s Giving Circle- supporting local charities helping women, children & families.

Raeann Neil

Special Events Committee Chair

Published in Giving Hope Events

For the 30th year, the Canton Community Foundation hosted its annual golf outing.  And once again this year we partnered with the Canton Police to provide funding to the Canton Police Benevolence Fund.  

This fund supports not only the families of fallen and injured officers, but it also provides scholarships to local students and provides aid to local families struggling with basic human needs.  

By supporting the Annual Jack Demmer Ford Golf Outing, you support our community!

Thank you to  Chief Sponsors Jack Demmer Ford and the Denski Family, to the Staff and Board of Canton Community Foundation, the golfers and event sponsors for it a great success.  

Thanks Kari Klavon for taking these beautiful pictures!

Please enjoy the shots and see you all next year!!

Saturday, 16 July 2022 19:30

C'mas in July is Here!

We’re Back!

After a brief hiatus due to Covid, the Westland Community Foundation is back and committed to providing resources to the Westland community.

Since 1996, the Westland Community Foundation has contributed over $1 million to organizations and student scholarships within our community.

Our new partnership with the Local Impact Alliance will help us continue to grow and provide assistance to Westland organizations and students.

Our first event is our annual “Christmas in July celebration. We hope you can join us on Thursday, July 21st 6 - 9 pm and help us spread a little Christmas cheer !

Your sponsorship dollars will help us fund our scholarship program and provide resources to aid other Westland organizations and residents.

During the event, we will be collecting non-perishable food items to donate to the Westland Salvation Army Food Bank and other local food banks.

We look forward to seeing you on July 21st 6-9 pm at the Hellenic Cultural Center to spend some time relaxing, seeing old friends, and helping those in our community who may need assistance.

Call Beth Meade for more information at 734-495-1200 or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Here is the link to purchase tickets

 WCF Cmas in July Flyer2

We're proud to support our community's students and their educational endeavors by offering numerous scholarships. Our program includes financial aid opportunities for students of all ages who are at different stages in their educational pursuits, as well as a number of different areas of study.

Our online scholarship application opens in early January and remains open until mid-March.  Scholarships recipients are notified in May; and funds are sent directly to schools for the fall semester.

A description of each scholarship offered through the Community Foundation of Plymouth can be found here.

 

Community Foundation of Plymouth Schoarships
Scholarship Winner
Erin Ryan/ Kiwanis Scholarship Amari Edwards
Gene & Jane Overholt Kiwanis Iris Ding
Community Foundation Credit Union/George Lawton Scholarship Katherine Ruffner
  Jayden Joy
  Lily Bird
  Delaney Morrin
  Macy Bahr
  Archana Chandran
  Tristan Janisse
  Conor Whalen
  Hailey Deptula
  Cassidy Craggs
Community Financial Credit Union/Margaret Dunning Emma Johnson
  Amari Edwards
  Amin Jazaeri Moghaddas
  Kendall Bailey
  Elizabeth Pallarito
  Max Moon
  Katelyn Collins
  Sean Henigan
  Elise Book
Community Foundation Credit Union/Ron Carlson Sydney Shanahan
Community Foundation Credit Union "Trade" Kari Klavon
  Brendan Wright
Robert Loyd Memorial Scholarship Donald Liveoak
  Lisa Luecke
Dul Foundation Scholarship Brendan Church
  Marwa Dalmi
  Luke Davila
  Stephen Derosia
  Adam Eby
  Michael Fisher
  Owen Fisher
  Jessie Gray
  Alyce Krumm
  John Paul Krumm
  Sydney Olejnik
  Amber Salloum
  Brenna Shaw
  Michael Szymanski

We're proud to support our community's students and their educational endeavors by offering numerous scholarships. Our program includes financial aid opportunities for students of all ages who are at different stages in their educational pursuits, as well as a number of different areas of study. 

Our online scholarship application opens in early January and remains open until mid-March.  Scholarships recipients are notified in May; and funds are sent directly to schools for the fall semester.
 
We are pleased to announce the winners of 2021 Scholarships.

A description of each scholarship offered through the Canton Community Foundation can be read here

 

Canton Community Foundation Scholarship for 2022
Scholarship Winner
Barbara Church Rodenberg Scholarship

Julia Burgess

Barbara Ann Romano

Kyle Bolyard

Canton Soccer Club

Katherine Ruffner

  Megan Wu
  Ohm Patel
  Lauren Sourbeck
Fred Thomann Memorial Scholarship

Ella Walden

Elizabeth Durack Scholarship Ericka Tucci
  Dawn Isby
Dustin Piepsney Memorial Scholarship

Reagan Moran

Marvin Schulz Memorial Scholarship - U/M

Jayden Joy

Marvin Schulz Memorial Scholarship - EMU

Carol Detary

 Meredith Whalen Memorial Scholarship

 Amelia Troung

 Jack Demmer Ford Scholarship

 Hailey Deptula

 Jack Demmer Ford - "Trade"

 Dawn Isby

 CCF/Penelope Hope Klei

 Katherine Ruffner

 Heather Nicole Hill Memorial Scholarship  Celeste Anderson
   Shannon Churchwell
   Amteshwar Kaur
 R K Bhama MD Memorial Scholarship

 Delaney Morrin

 Bonnie Berg Memorail Scholarship

 Deborah Abodunrin

 Hagbard Berg Memorial Scholarship

 Abigail Dipple

John Kelly Wheately Scholarship 

 Lily Bird

 Robert Loyd Memorial Scholarship  Donald Liveoak
 

 Lisa Luecke

 Livonia Firefighters Scholarship  Erica Molnar
  Alejandro Ordaz
 Eve Grigg Memorial Scholarship  Madelyn Laskowski
   Coleton Taylor
 Marjorie & Doanld Treadwell Scholarship  Daniel Heiman
Linda Hutchinson Scholarship  Jayanthi Sree Anila

 

Patricia Maurer created this scholarship fund in memory of her son, Jason Russell Maurer. These scholarships are available to graduating high school seniors and those who just completed their freshman year of college and who attend Woodside Bible Church - Troy Campus. This scholarship requires that the applicant attend Woodside Bible Church regularly and have documented community service. Scholarships may be awarded to those attending any college, university or trade school.

The list of awardees is below

Jason Russell Maurer Memorial Scholarship Margaret Curd
  Annie Fisher
  Caleb Flosky
  Kyler Gerrard
  Gabrielle Jones
  Alex Kirschmann
  Lauren Kolodsick
  Josh Kubik
  Olivia Kubik
  Caitlin Luca
  Hailey Nichols
  Gracelyn Philip
  Chloe Putnam
  Emma Sawdon
  Andrew Schmidt
  Alison Schoonover
  Olivia Seventko
  Autumn Simon
  Gideon Smith
  Mason Solecki
  Miranda Solecki
  Joel Stirnemann
  Luke Sumner
  Taylor Trenta
  Sophia Walker
  Olivia Weaver
  Allison Wei
  Nancy Xu

 

Wednesday, 01 June 2022 19:15

Giving Hope in the Community!

Hello Giving Hope, Women’s Giving Circle members!

I am happy to announce that Giving Hope will receive a check for $1680 from the Canton Chamber of Commerce. This money was ½ of the total proceeds earned by the Golf Ball drop sales which took place at the Canton Chamber golf outing May 20th and will go into our endowment fund.

Many thanks to Maureen Visser and  Noel Bittinger who manned the golf ball sales table all day!! Jane Kerjes and I, along with  GH members Renee DiPonio and Jaya Wilson played in the outing representing Giving Hope.

It was a wonderful day to share Giving Hope, Women’s Giving Circle with the community!!

Best wishes and looking forward to seeing everyone at our Summer Social June 22nd!

Linda Demmer Advisory Board Chair  

Published in Giving Hope News
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