In his 24 years of life, John expressed his passion for the outdoors and beauty of Benzie County.
The endowment in his memory was established in 1993, allowing his spirit to live on through grants supporting environmental education in Benzie County communities and preserving his passion for generations to come.
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|