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Gini's Pantry Endowment

Gini died in May 2017 and her family looked for how best to continue her impact and legacy. Based on her dedication to providing food for families in need, Gini’s Pantry Endowment was established to help feed the community.

The Community Foundation will award annual grants for this purpose to ACTS in the name of Gini. 


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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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