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John N. Barnes Environmental Education Endowment

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.


Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is comprised of individual volunteers representative of the five county geographic area served by the Community Foundation. 

Board of Directors Officers - effective July 1, 2017

Virg Mouch, Chairman, Antrim County
Roger Perry, Vice-Chairman, Benzie County
Amy Schindler, Secretary, Benzie County
Kerry Nelson, Treasurer, Grand Traverse County

New Board Directors - effective July 1, 2017

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

Learn more about these Incoming Board Directors

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Board Terms Effective July 1 - June 30

  • Antrim

    Amy Burk
    Mike Card
    Matt Davis
    Rich Hannan
    Virg Mouch
    Phillip Palajac
    Mary Peterson
    Tom Wiltse

  • Benzie

    Blake Brooks
    Jon Hawley
    Linda Kehr
    Carol Marsh
    Rex O'Connor
    Roger Perry
    Amy Schindler

  • Grand Traverse

    Susan Cogswell
    Annie DeVries
    Beth Dunckel
    Pam Prairie
    Lou Anna Simon
    Bill Smith
    Jeff Wonacott

  • Kalkaska

    Ann Neuenschwander
    Janet Sieting
    Troy Stobert

  • Leelanau

    Ed Arbut
    Sara Brubaker
    Gary Hoensheid
    Chuck Mueller
    Peachy Rentenbach

What impression will you make? Let's give it forward, together.
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