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...]

Grayling’s Ladies Night Out

Grayling's Ladies Night Out

Last week when we still had snow on the ground Lynne Ruden, Development Manager for the Kirtland Foundation put out the invite to women in Kirtland's Community to join her on Saturday April 27th for Grayling's Ladies Night Out, including local hearty fare before partaking in some "shopping therapy." The women met at the Mainstream Steak and Ribs Restaurant for some local hearty fare, many meeting new friendly faces for the first time. One of the new friendly faces was Valda L. Byrd MD, Pediatrics Grayling Mercy Hospital who kept everyone in stitches with her hilarious sense of humor depicting her upcoming plans for a trip to Chicago with her daughter. Sheryl Coyne CEO/President of Blarneystone Broadcasting (new owners of Gannon … [Read more...]

March’s GIVING Champion

Nancy Pavelek

Congratulations to Nancy Pavelek, she is last months GIVING Champion! You can find Nancy instructing her nursing students; this is what she had to say about her giving spirit... “Why do I give you ask? This question is not easily answered at first thought. ‘Because’ as an answer is not very descriptive. While teaching a current class lesson in “reflective practice and mindfulness” I pondered this question, why do I give? Because: ...It’s the right thing to do. ...I care for others, even those I don’t know. ...I’ve been blessed with personal success. ...I can. ...Morally and ethically it is right. ...I work hard and it is an extension of my work. ...I need to and want to...there is a sense of personal fulfillment when I … [Read more...]