Leave a Lasting Impression.  Here's How.
Cleo M. Purdy Endowment

A Central Lake native, Cleo Purdy's passion for children and young families lives on because of her generous heart and thoughtful planning. Supporting programming for preschool, playgroups, and family engagement, her gift will continue to impact generations of families.

Gifts great and small make a meaningful difference in the communities we treasure. By aligning our gifts with what means the most to us, we can create a lasting and personal impression.


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

Gina Thornbury, Grantmaking and Program Officer


Gina joined the Foundation staff in 2012. She grew up in Traverse City and moved to Grand Rapids to attend Kendall College of Art and Design. Gina also spent some time in Eugene, OR where she earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Art History from the University of Oregon. In 2008, she returned to Traverse City to be closer to her family and friends, where she began working in the nonprofit sector. Gina has a passion for art and enjoys everything outdoors including hiking, camping and kayaking. She lives with her husband Ryan, their dog Sally, and their cat Mike.


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