The legacy of Karolina Holtrey, and daughter, Carolyn, continues to support the community of Frankfort through three separate endowments created in their name in 2000.
Supporting the area's library, skilled nursing facility and educational needs, the Holtrey Endowments are core to the fabric of life in Benzie County and a testament to the foresight, kindness and care of its donors.
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The Camp Roy-El Scholarship Endowment supports annual scholarship awards to college junior and seniors completing undergraduate degrees at Michigan based colleges and universities. Applicants must be pursuing a profession dedicated to working with persons with disabilities and maintain a minimum 2.5 GPA. Possible fields may include allied health, nursing, medicine, occupational therapy and physical therapy or students in social work and education.
Camp Roy-El was established in 1952 by Roy and Ellen Brigman primarily to provide a camping experience for the many youngsters who had just gone through a polio epidemic and who had limitations in what they could do. The Brigmans, 12 polio survivors, two campers with cerebral palsy and one with a heart defect, camped in tents at the Hickory Hills ski area and cooked all of their meals on open fires. In the 40 years of Camp Roy-El, hundreds of campers and Teenaiders worked and played together with the help of countless staff members. Camp Roy-El closed following the summer session of 1991, as its original aims and purposes had been met. [READ MORE]