Kirtland’s Annual Retiree Luncheon

9-4-13 Retiree Picnic 009

September 4, 2013 was a great day to hold the Annual Retirees Luncheon.  The light sprinkles didn't stop some of Kirtland's finest retirees from joining the picnic lunch under the tent.  The luncheon is always the perfect time for past employees to catch up with each other, many only see their fellow retirees once a year on this day.  The guests enjoyed a great meal and headed to the library to browse through some pictures from the past and helped to identify many faces for the endless photo albums.  See you all next year, same place... same time!   … [Read more...]

21 Students Awarded for Fall Scholarships

Joanne Smith

The beginning of a new school year means the scholarship committee comes out of hibernation to award the fall scholarship winners.  This round of scholarships, 21 students received an award from the Foundation for a total of $16,850;  15 of the scholarships received were a General Scholarship.  Congratulations to the following scholarship winners... we are proud of you! Scott Woutersz, Will Schultz, Jessica Fultz, Dennis Erickson, George Major, Joanne Smith, Sara Bassett, Blake Beehler, Ann Zettel, Cody Johnston, Annette Whitcomb, Mindy Barber-Thompson, Becky Deline, Brian Kinyon, Theresa Andrews, Karen Bertetto, Amber Kotalik, Shawna Reeves, Kayla Carroll, Sarah Shear and Victoria Pearson. … [Read more...]

Foundation’s Softball Fundraiser a Success

Champions (Sullivan's)

The Foundation hosted an exciting co-ed softball tournament August 30th- 31st.  The games took place at the Rose City and Lupton fields and the weather was perfect for ball.  8 teams competed over a day and a half for the title of "Champion" and Sullivan's Exteriors came out on top without a loss.  The concessions stand was hoppin' and combined with the entrance fee and home run derby fee, the Foundation was able to bring in $1500 that will go towards General Scholarships for Kirtland students. A big thanks to Chemical Bank for sponsoring the event and to all of the teams and fans who supported the cause! … [Read more...]

Grayling FOP start a new Foundation Scholarship

FOP AuSable Lodge #189 Scholarship

Grayling's Fraternal Order of Police recently presented the Kirtland Foundation with a $500 check to help continue the education of a promising 2nd year criminal justice student.  Officer Tim Coe recently said "the donation was prompted by a simple excess of funds and a sense of responsibility to the community.  The scholarship is an excellent demonstration of the 'people helping people' mantra that has always guided the Fraternal Order of Police in Grayling and across the country." If you'd like to apply to the FOP AuSable Lodge #189 Scholarship, please click on 'Scholarships' and fill out the application. Eligibility: This scholarship is limited to 2nd year criminal justice students.  Student must have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or … [Read more...]

Foundation’s Spring 2013 Grant Recipients

Kirtland Youth Theatre Drawing

The Foundation is excited to announce that in May we proudly gave $16,000 in grants to support Kirtland College.  Below are the initiatives that the Foundation will help support in the upcoming year… Kirtland’s Early Childhood Learning Center to assist a student with their childcare costs, making it easier for them to attend class. Service Learning for a “Break Away’s Alternative Breaks Citizenship” initiative to help develop leaders to bring back to Kirtland’s campus. The Kirtland Youth Theatre to continue to bring art and culture to the youth of Kirtland’s service district and beyond.   The youngsters respond greatly to the Youth Theatre program and especially to the live performances. Kirtland’s Nursing Program by helping … [Read more...]