Leave a Lasting Impression.  Here's How.
Cleo M. Purdy Endowment

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.

Reasons to Give


The Community Foundation is a local organization with more than 20 years of community knowledge. We have a unique understanding of our community's needs and the many ways you can make an impact on those needs that are important to you. 


Each individual, family, or organization we work with has unique charitable interests and unique financial circumstances. We work with you to help you make the most of both, so you can see the greatest benefit from your community investment and to ensure that your passtion is matched with purpose, forever.


Gifts of all sizes make a meaningful difference in our structure. You can give now, or give later with a gift from your estate. You can give to one of more than 300 existing funds that has a purpose to support a cause close to your heart. Or you can establish a fund that supports an organization, field of interest or cause that is important to you.


Gifts you give to the Community Foundation become part of a permanent endowment, which means they will benefit our community forever. We invest your gifts with a goal of ensuring funds are available to address community needs now and forever. 


What impression will you make? Let's give it forward, together.
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