Leave a Lasting Impression.  Here's How.
Hallie Olson Wastell, Hallie's Hearts Endowment

Hallie lived with a fun-loving, courageous luminescence that brought good will to her life, family, friends, and the good of others. She died in 2016, after a four-year fight with ovarian cancer, during which she was a constant torch bearer for the fight against ovarian cancer.

Now, Hallie's Hearts Endowment will help to continue her effort in carrying that torch.


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

Paul Kester, Vice President, Finance and Administration


Paul came to Traverse City in 1992 after four years in the Coast Guard. After attending NMC and receiving a Bachelors degree in Accountancy though Ferris State, Paul and his wife, Shelley, moved to Sacramento while Shelley attended law school. During this time, Paul worked in Food and Beverage management. In 2001, the couple returned to Traverse City and Paul joined the staff at the Community Foundation in 2002. Previously, Paul has served as President of a local employee’s stock investment club, Treasurer for both the Grand Traverse County Republican Party and Cub Scout Pack 31 and as a member of the Finance Council of St. Francis Church. Paul is a current member of the Economic Club of Traverse City. Paul and Shelley have two children.


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