In his 24 years of life, John expressed his passion for the outdoors and beauty of Benzie County.
The endowment in his memory was established in 1993, allowing his spirit to live on through grants supporting environmental education in Benzie County communities and preserving his passion for generations to come.
What impression will you make? Let's give it forward, together.
The Board of Directors is comprised of individual volunteers representative of the five county geographic area served by the Community Foundation.
Virg Mouch, Chairman, Antrim County
Roger Perry, Vice-Chairman, Benzie County
Amy Schindler, Secretary, Benzie County
Kerry Nelson, Treasurer, Grand Traverse County
Annie DeVries, Grand Traverse County
Beth Dunckel, Grand Traverse County
Linda Kehr, Benzie County
Mary Peterson, Antrim County
Carolyn “Peachy” Rentenbach, Leelanau County
Lou Anna Simon. Grand Traverse County
Board Terms Effective July 1 - June 30
Lou Anna Simon