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John N. Barnes Environmental Education Endowment

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.


New Board Directors, Officers Elected

The Community Foundation Board of Directors recently elected newofficers and six new Directors for the 2017-2018 board year, which begins July 1.

Board Officers Include:

  • Virg Mouch, Chairman, Antrim County
  • Roger Perry, Vice-Chairman, Benzie County
  • Kerry Nelson, Treasurer, Grand Traverse County
  • Amy Schindler, Secretary, Benzie County

New Board Directors Include:

  • Annie DeVries, Grand Traverse County
  • Beth Dunckel, Grand Traverse County
  • Linda Kehr, Benzie County
  • Mary Peterson, Antrim County
  • Carolyn "Peachy" Rentenbach, Leelanau County
  • Lou Anna Simon, Grand Traverse County

View the Full Board of Directors and learn more about the incoming class of new Directors.


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