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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The Pine Rest Children’s Mental Health Endowment ensures that Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services’ Traverse City Clinic can continue and enhance its service to children and families. Comprehensive assessment and treatment options for behavioral health issues in children mean better outcomes for them and a healthier Grand Traverse region for generations to come.
In 2002, this endowment was initiated by the leadership and supporters of the Child Guidance Clinic of Northwest Michigan on behalf of the children of the Grand Traverse region. The goal and interest at that time was to create a permanent resource to support children's mental health services and programs. Beginning in 2005, Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services’ Traverse City Clinic has provided high-quality behavioral health care - informed by best practices and delivered with compassion – to the residents of the Grand Traverse region.
In a given year, this Endowment may provide access to care for families with financial hardship through the Patient Assistance Fund, specialty services not typically found in the region, or activities and research that promote clinician excellence and positive outcomes in the treatment of children. Pine Rest’s well-trained, professional staff use a multi-disciplinary approach in their focus toward prevention, assessment, and treatment of behavioral health issues.
Building the Pine Rest Children’s Mental Health Endowment will ensure that area children continue to receive these quality services. Working with families to resolve complex emotional difficulties will allow today’s children to grow into tomorrow’s adults, who find success in their work, family, and personal relationships. This equates to a healthier population and a richer culture in the Grand Traverse region for generations to come.
Learn more about Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services' Traverse City Clinic HERE.