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.
Margaret Rajkovich-Jackson was a women who felt that philanthropic giving was one of the most successful catalysts for social change. As a social worker, it was not uncommon for Margaret to encounter families that were victimized and children who were abused. Margaret understood the variety of circumstances wome face.
Margie's wish was to create an opportunity for funds to be available to provide a basis for women and their children to become self-sufficient, ensuring that women would regain their lives and become vital members of society, even when other resources are unavailable. Today, Margie is supporting women and children through an annual grant award to the Women's Resource Center, Grand Traverse Area.