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.
The William R. Olsen Endowment for the Friends of Betsie Valley Trail is designated to support the Friends of the Betsie Valley Trail.
Giving through the Community Foundation can offer you the advantage of supporting FBVT immediately – an annual grant is available to support current programs and activities – while also helping to assure support for advocating, promoting and encouraging the development and successful operation of a recreational trail on the former Ann Arbor Railroad corridor in Benzie County is available for generations to come.