Gini died in May 2017 and her family looked for how best to continue her impact and legacy. Based on her dedication to providing food for families in need, Gini’s Pantry Endowment was established to help feed the community.
The Community Foundation will award annual grants for this purpose to ACTS in the name of Gini.
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The Veliquette name is known well in the Elk Rapids area and the family’s matriarch, Marjory, was committed to giving. One of Marjory’s lasting legacies is her commitment and passion to the Miss Elk Rapids Scholarship Program, as well as to the Community Foundation Miss Elk Rapids Scholarship Endowment, which supports scholarship awards each year for pageant winners.
In honor of Marjory, her family, friends, and community, have given to create the Marjory Veliquette Memorial Scholarship Endowment – a permanent fund that will award a scholarship each year to a young woman in the Miss Elk Rapids Scholarship Program that has a little bit of Marjory in her… someone with a servant’s heart and committed to the spirit of giving. A fitting tribute for Marjory that will ensure her memory will be honored year after year, for generations to come.