Roy and Ellen Brigman founded Camp Roy-El in 1952. Over 40 years they welcomed 795 campers with physical disabilities.
After the camp closed, the passion of the Brigmans and Camp-Roy El continued through the Camp Roy-El Scholarship Endowment, created in 1992.
Looking back 25 years, 100 scholarships have been awarded to college students dedicated to helping those with disabilities. And, through the power of endowment, Roy and Ellen Brigman, and all of those who loved and were impacted by Camp Roy-El, are giving it forward, forever.
What impression will you make? Let's give it forward, together.
In 1999, Rotary Charities donated $2.5 million to the Community Foundation to establish the Rotary Endowment. The Endowment connects the shared work of Rotary Charities and the Community Foundation of promoting philanthropy to enrich the quality of life in our region. Today, the Rotary Endowment provides an opportunity for individual Rotarians and local Rotary Clubs to have their philanthropic support matched by the Community Foundation.
The partnership between the Community Foundation and Rotary Charities is reflective of the quality of philanthropic intent and integrity that makes this a wonderful place to live, work, and give.
The Community Foundation Board of Directors awards grants, based on recommendations by Rotary Charities representatives, who act as advisors to the Endowment.
One of the primary ways the Endowment encourages philanthropy by Rotarians is by offering a match to individual Rotarian giving to organizations within the five-county region of Antrim, Benzie, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska, and Leelanau Counties.
Use the links below to download the form for your Rotary Club
|Bellaire Rotary Club||Mancelona Rotary Club|
|Benzie Sunrise Rotary Club||Suttons Bay - Leelanau Rotary Club|
|Elk Rapids Rotary Club||Traverse City Noon Rotary Club|
|Frankfort Rotary Club||Traverse Bay Sunrise Rotary Club|
|Kalkaska Rotary Club||Rotary Club of Traverse Bay Twilight|