Keeping alive the memory of our loved ones is important. Even more so, is knowing that their wishes will be honored forever.
The endowments established by Ken and LouAnn Taylor are a meaningful reminder for daughters Terrie and Jodee. With endowments supporting community health, women's leadership, and more, their parents' kindness continues to touch the hearts of those in need.
By giving it forward, we can honor the past and ensure a vibrant tomorrow for lives in our region.
What impression will you make? Let's give it forward, together.
Annie DeVries, Grand Traverse County
Annie holds a Master’s degree in Education, has been a teacher, is a writer/author, and served for 12 years on the City Opera House Board as well as 6 years on the Crystal Downs Board of Governors. Annie is a resident of Traverse City, though also spends time in Benzie County.
Beth Dunckel, Grand Traverse County
Beth is a CPA and is Senior Manager with Rehmann’s Accounting, Consulting and Tax Department conducting compilations and reviews of financial statements and employee benefit plan audits. She is actively involved with Father Fred Foundation’s Blessings in a Backpack program, at Central Grade School and a variety of other civic organizations. She hold a BA and MS from MSU—Go Green.
Linda Moorey Kehr, Benzie County
Linda is an attorney practicing in Beulah in the areas of Real Estate, Probate, and Estate Planning. Linda formerly served on the Board of the Community Foundation in the 1990s. She has also served on the Boards of Habitat for Humanity of Benzie County, Mills Community House, and Crooked Tree Girls Scout Council.
Mary Peterson, Antrim County
Mary is the Founder of Good Samaritan Family Services in Ellsworth and currently serves as the Director of the pantry/resale shop at. Mary began “Good Sam” at her kitchen table in 1990. For over 26 years, her hard work and dedication has helped “Good Sam” fulfill its mission. She has served on the boards of Ellsworth/Attwood Forum and the Ellsworth Lioness Club.
Carolyn “Peachy” Rentenbach, Leelanau County
Peachy lives in Maple City and is the past Chair of the Board of Commissioners of Leelanau County. She is a board member of the Northwest Michigan Community Action Agency and has served on several other boards. She is a former restaurateur, she and her husband having owned La Becasse.
Dr. Lou Anna Simon, Grand Traverse County
Lou Anna is the current President of Michigan State University. She and her husband Roy are part-time residents of Traverse City. She initially began working with us through a grant from the Big Ten to address safety of children with specific reference to child sexual abuse.
effective July 1, 2017