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Darold Newton, MLK Drum Major Award for Community Service Winner

We are pleased to announce Darold Newton as the 2022 Martin Luther King, Jr. Drum Major for Community Service Award in Bay County. He will be honored alongside Waheed Akbar, M.D. (Saginaw County) and Erin Patrice (Midland County) during the Great Lakes Bay MLK Regional Celebration on Wednesday, January 19 at 7 p.m. Register for the virtual event at svsu.edu/mlk.

Brian and Lindsay Eggers and text that says "generosity changes everything"

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.

youth volunteers in bay city

Thanks to funding from Dow, Bay Area Community Foundation is able to offer $1,000 grants to youth groups in Bay and Arenac counties as a reward for volunteering and giving back to the community.

Mike and Nancy Kasperski and text that says "generosity changes everything"

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.

At the Bay Area Community Foundation, we are committed to working alongside others in creating a community where all people can thrive. We invite you to join us on this journey.

Grandfather walking with Granddaughter outside

Bay Area Community Foundation is now accepting letter of intent forms for grants from the Healthy Living Fund.

Martha (Martie) Mettee

The legacy of an attorney who devoted her life to protecting others lives on through two new funds.

Good Samaritan Rescue Mission Youth Shelter

Youth shelter provides haven in times of crisis.

When 15-year-old Olivia* walked into the Samaritan Youth Shelter this past April, she was over 100 assignments behind in her schoolwork. She was also in need of a place to stay after tensions with her mother had reached a boiling point — again.

What she found in this place was the encouragement and assistance to steadily tackle the backlog of homework while also keeping up with current assignments. She also experienced the clarity that comes from a “cooling off” period. After working with shelter staff and her family, 28 days later she was able to move back in with her mom.

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