A Central Lake native, Cleo Purdy's passion for children and young families lives on because of her generous heart and thoughtful planning. Supporting programming for preschool, playgroups, and family engagement, her gift will continue to impact generations of families.
Gifts great and small make a meaningful difference in the communities we treasure. By aligning our gifts with what means the most to us, we can create a lasting and personal impression.
What impression will you make? Let's give it forward, together.
The Drenth Family Memorial Scholarship Endowment supports annual scholarship awards for graduating seniors from Ellsworth Community School, with priority for students who plan to pursue an occupation in nursing, education or a vocational (trade) career. Academic achievement, leadership and character may also be considered.
The Endowment was established by the children of Gerrit John and Cora Drenth, in honor of their parents and the economic, political and spiritual contributions that the extended Drenth family has made to the Village of Ellsworth and the surrounding area.