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.
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.