Roy and Ellen Brigman founded Camp Roy-El in 1952. Over 40 years they welcomed 795 campers with physical disabilities.
After the camp closed, the passion of the Brigmans and Camp-Roy El continued through the Camp Roy-El Scholarship Endowment, created in 1992.
Looking back 25 years, 100 scholarships have been awarded to college students dedicated to helping those with disabilities. And, through the power of endowment, Roy and Ellen Brigman, and all of those who loved and were impacted by Camp Roy-El, are giving it forward, forever.
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