Local Couple Establishes Fund for Love of Community

Have fun. Do no harm. Help others. These are the principles that guide Bonnie Marsh and George Shaw’s family. It is what drives their generosity. Longtime Bay County residents, Bonnie and George have been advocates for our community through the years. Serving as board members and staff for area nonprofits, volunteering their time, and sharing […]

Generous Couple’s Decades of Support Lead to New Fund

Back in the late 1980s, when Mike Kasperski agreed to attend a meeting of Dow Corning employees who lived in Bay County, he wasn’t sure what to expect. What he most likely didn’t expect was that it would lead to nearly 30 years of volunteer involvement with the Bay Area Community Foundation. That initial meeting […]

Family Spreads Love and Finds Joy in Giving Back Through New Fund

Brian and Lindsay Eggers have long, though different, histories of giving back to their community. Raised with extremely hands-on givers as parents, philanthropy was embedded in the way Lindsay was raised. Even her high school valedictory speech highlighted the importance of helping others. Brian’s upbringing was different from Lindsay’s but no less outwardly focused. As […]

Al and Joy McFadyen left a piece of their hearts in Bay City

Even though their permanent address is in New Hampshire, Al and Joy McFadyen say they’ll never stop supporting the community where they built careers and raised a family. “We lived in the Bay City area for 50 years and that’s pretty much in our blood,” says Al, who retired after working more than 30 years […]

Arenac County historian shapes the future

When Mary Eileen (Wyatt) Burns’ friends talk about her, the joy in their voices is contagious. They tell you about her beauty, adventurous spirit and generosity. They explain that she loved her family, community and church. Eileen, as her friends called her, has left a lasting legacy for her community by establishing a college scholarship […]

Jerome Yantz, a champion for the underdog

It started with a conversation over a cup of coffee. In 2008, a group of business and education leaders in Bay County met to discuss how our community could better prepare our youth for the future. Among these leaders sat Jerome Yantz. Jerome, a native of Standish-Sterling later moving to Bay County, spent his entire […]

Kevin and Danielle Krupp leaving the world a better place

Leaving the world a better place than they found it is at the heart of Danielle and Kevin Krupp’s recent gift to the Bay Area Community Foundation. Danielle and Kevin created the unrestricted Kevin and Danielle Krupp Family Fund at the Foundation in response to the Garnett and Elmie Compeau Challenge. The challenge offers to […]

The Hausbeck Children honor their mother’s passions

When the Hausbeck family remembers Kaye Hausbeck, they talk about volunteering and education. That’s why they created the Jr. and Kaye Hausbeck Foundation Award to help kids involved in the Boys & Girls Clubs of Bay and Saginaw counties. Kaye Hausbeck, a lifelong teacher, was 79 when she died in 2021. Kaye taught at several […]