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.
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The Barney and Renie Barber Trade Scholarship was established in memory of Barney and Renie Barber, who were long time residents of Rapid City. The Barbers co-founded Do-All Construction Company and served as role models for success through hard work and perseverance to the many young people they helped throughout their lives. Their construction company offered many young men and their families an opportunity to earn an income in northern Michigan in the building trades. They valued education and a strong work ethic and worked diligently to help young people make their own way in life. They lived and worked in Kalkaska County and supported their community through various civic and educational activities.
The Barney and Renie Barber Trade Scholarship supports annual awards for graduating seniors from Forest Area, Kalkaska and Mancelona High Schools who are planning to attend a post-secondary program related to the building trades, such as engineering, architecture, masonry, plumbing, etc.