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Taylor Family Endowments

Keeping alive the memory of our loved ones is important. Even more so, is knowing that their wishes will be honored forever. 

The endowments established by Ken and LouAnn Taylor are a meaningful reminder for daughters Terrie and Jodee. With endowments supporting community health, women's leadership, and more, their parents' kindness continues to touch the hearts of those in need. 

By giving it forward, we can honor the past and ensure a vibrant tomorrow for lives in our region.

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

Perry Hannah "Leadership Lessons Learned" Essay Contest

The Perry Hannah "Leadership Lessons Learned" Essay Contest was created to inspire future leaders and encourage reading about our region's rich heritage. This special scholarship opportunity is coordinated by Peg Jonkhoff and Fred Hoisington, co-authors of the book Perry Hannah's Gifts, Then and Now, and members of the Community Foundation's Youth Advisory Council. High school juniors and seniors (in the 2018-2019 school year) in Antrim, Benzie, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska and Leelanau Counties are invited to apply. One $1,000 scholarship will be awarded for the winning essay as part of the Perry Hannah Home's 125th Anniversary Celebration.

Essay Rules & Directions

Eligibility: Applicant must be a junior or senior in the 2018-2019 school year and attending school in Antrim, Benzie, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska, or Leelanau County.

Deadline: June 30, 2018

Essay Instructions: Email cover sheet and essay as two separate Word documents to Gina at gthornbury@gtrcf.org. Please submit both documents in the same email with the subject line reading: "Perry Hannah 'Leadership Lessons Learned' Essay Contest". Essays should be 300-500 words and address this question: After reading "Perry Hannah's Gifts, Then and Now," how can you apply leadership lessons learned from the book, to your own future?

Book Availability: Books are available to check-out at the Traverse Area District Library, high school libraries and the Community Foundation office.

Within the cover sheet please include:

  • Your name, phone number, and email address
  • Your school, current counselor, and grade in 2018-2019

The winner will be notified in August, and will be invited to share his or her winning essay at Perry Hannah Home's 125th Anniversary Celebration on September 9, 2018. Please visit www.reynolds-jonkhoff.com for more information about this very special event.



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