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.
What impression will you make? Let's give it forward, together.
In memory of Otho Mathias, a scholarship fund was established by his brother, Emer Mathias. Otho was born in Mancelona on March 12, 1912. He graduated with the Mancelona High School class of 1931 and the Antrim County Normal class of 1932. The next five years he taught in Antrim County schools. During that time he was active with 4-H leadership roles and in pursuing his education at Michigan State University.
The Otho Mathias Scholarship Endowment supports annual scholarship awards for Mancelona High School graduating seniors who are planning to pursue a degree in education. Previous recipients are also eligible to apply.