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Field of Interest Funds

These fund provide permanent support for a specific field of interest where funds are not committed to a particular organization. You may choose to support a specific area such as the arts, education, health, human services, or other. A volunteer committee then makes grants to the most appropriate programs and organizations serving this area.

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American Business Women's Association Unity Chapter Education Fund
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Ann J. Kellogg School/Lincoln School Graduates Life Enhancement Education Fund

The purpose of this fund is to provide support to students who are seeking to enhance their lives - either after high school or later in adulthood whether or not they have a traditional high school diploma or a G.E.D. from Battle Creek Public Schools. The donor stated, "You may be a parent or grandparent who has chosen to place your children in BCPS, a graduating senior, a graduate or even someone who dropped out of BCPS, whatever the scenario, you choose to stick with BCPS and stay associated with the district in some way instead of transferring to another district, that speaks volumes to me. This is the primary reason I established the BCPS Life Enhancement Education Fund, I want to support those who support the district and this fund helps me do that."

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Anna Theodore and Mary Theodore Memorial Fund
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ANY bodies Playground Improvement Fund

In 2005, for WKKF's 75th Anniversary, a challenge went out to Michigan communities to design and build inclusive playgrounds, places where all children of all abilities are welcome. Fond memories of a Battle Creek community that took up that challenge with commitment, enthusiasm and broad support inspired the establishment of the ANY bodies Playground Improvement Fund in 2015, a fund aimed at keeping the playground vibrant and up-to-date. Its establishment, by retired WKKF program Vice President, Gail McClure, honors two visionary community leaders and tireless advocates for children and youth, the late Norman A. Brown, former President and CEO of WKKF and David P. Lucas, attorney and project lead for ANY bodies Playground 2005. Gail shared, "My wish is that the city will continue to serve its children and youth well and strive always to make Battle Creek one of the best places in Michigan for a child to grow up."

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Battle Creek Community Foundation Adult Education Scholarship Fund
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Battle Creek Community Foundation Children's Fund
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Battle Creek Community Foundation Education Fund
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Battle Creek Community Foundation Fund for Battle Creek
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Battle Creek Community Foundation Health Fund
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Blady Sports Foundation

The Blady Fundacion Deportiva (Blady Sports Foundation), established in 2016 by his parents, was created to honor the memory of Bladimir "Blady" Patino, a Battle Creek Central high school student fatally injured in a summer 2016 traffic accident. Blady was a natural leader, with unending optimism, passion, positive energy and compassion, always wanting the best for others. This fund will keep his memory alive.

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Buhler Children's Fund
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Charles E. and Mary H. Richmond Memorial Fund
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Dale G. Griffin Ride for Life Fund
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Dirty Funk Artistic Expression Get Money Scholarship Fund
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Donald R. & Barbara H. Wilson Community Fund

The Donald R. & Barbara H. Wilson Community Fund was established in memory of Don and Bobbie Wilson to fund programs or projects that support or expand the arts, the preservation and/or educational value of nature, and programs of local churches.

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Doris Klaussen Special Education Fund
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Douglas R. Ewing Memorial Fund for TTP Awareness
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Dr. Velma Laws Clay - Sojourner Truth Institute Fund
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Evelyn Leiderman Memorial Fund
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Families Against Murder/For Equal Justice (F.A.M.E.) Fund
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Fort Custer Honor Guard Council Endowment Fund to Honor Military Veterans

This fund is dedicated to honoring and providing assistance to the Veterans of our nation.

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George, Roberta, and Shari Adams Fund for Special Education Teachers
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Helen Montgomery Musician Fund
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Heritage Center Foundation Fund
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Hunter Ty Lesiow Memorial Fund
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Jimmie Carpentier-Taylor Memorial Fund
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Joseph J. and Marion L. Hempel Fund
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Kimmy Newberry Memorial Fund
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Legacy Scholars Program Fund
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Lena Maddalena Wood Tuition Support Program Fund for the Battle Creek Area Catholic Schools
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Leonard L. White Educational Fund
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Linda Holderbaum Art Center of Battle Creek Internship Fund
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Luella M. Sovern Endowment Fund
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Manley and Mabel Loomis Capron Fund
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Margaret and Virginia Hensley Fund
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Mawby Fund
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Melvin H., Doris A., and Fovette E. Dush Education Fund
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Melvin H., Doris A., and Fovette E. Dush Health Fund
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Michael Labadie Music Fund
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Michigan Society for Mental Health, Calhoun County Chapter Fund
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Norman Frazier Memorial Fund
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Ora and Norman Broad Fund
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Oscar H. and Hazel Frey Flanders Fund
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Peter J. Christ Leadership Fund
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Porter Fund
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Ralph P. and Isabel H. Olmstead Endowment Fund

The Ralph P. and Isabel H. Olmstead Endowment Fund continues the enthusiastic support of the arts in Battle Creek expressed by the Olmsteads during their residence in the city from 1937 until their deaths in 1984. Isabel rekindled her interest in painting through the Battle Creek Civic Art Center as soon as her family nest was empty, and served as president of the center's board of directors in the late 1960s. A talented piano and organ player, Ralph was also a member of the Art Center and chaired fund drives for the United Arts Council and United Way. Active in leadership and fund-raising for numerous civic groups and causes, Isabel and Ralph would be pleased to know their legacy could help the visual and performing arts flourish in Battle Creek.

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Randall E. Brock Recognition Fund
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Richard S. (Clair) Poole Fund
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Robert and Nadine Gifford Educational Fund
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Robert B. Miller Sr. Leadership Fund
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Ronald Earl Shedd Memorial Fund

Ronald Earl Shedd lived in Battle Creek, MI his entire life and played the game of golf well into his late 80's until he could no longer play, he loved the game. An avid golfer, golf was a part of his life on many levels including the Post Cereal Golf League, Riverside Country Club golf chairman for many years and a former member of the Battle Creek Area Senior Golf Association. His other employers and interests included Air Force pilot, a 33 year retiree of the Post Cereals Division of General Foods Corp., the Post 25 Year Club, and the BC/KZ Chapter of the National Association of Accountants. This fund was established in 2017 as a memorial tribute by Ronald's nephew as a way to honor his uncle's love for golf in hopes that youth, with a little exposure, would be inspired and grow to love it too.

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Shelvy and Gertrude Tedrow Fund
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Sherriff Fund
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Sherwood B. Winslow, M.D. Distinguished Lectureship Fund
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Substance Abuse Treatment Fund
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Susan S. and David H. Day Youth Leadership Fund
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The Joseph E Bowser II Memorial Fund

Joseph E. Bowser II was born February 10, 1996. At the young and tender age of 22, Joseph's life was tragically stolen on March 23, 2018, as a result of a senseless act of violence. Despite Joseph's odds, he was inspired to be greater than his circumstances. Joseph was an esteemed college student, soon to graduate with a degree in Engineering from Western Michigan University. He was well respected in his community and beloved by all that knew him. The Joseph E. Bowser II Memorial Fund was created with the intent to afford other young African Americans with the opportunities that were so tragically stolen from Joseph. Joseph was described as "Intellectually Gifted" and since Joseph unfortunately did not have the opportunity to finish his collegiate endeavors, Joseph's mother/father, two sisters, along with other family members created the memorial fund to commemorate his life and legacy. Joseph's family would like his legacy to be one of generosity and love, as his family holds him dear to their heart in that regard. To honor his legacy, the family would like to support others in their collegiate journey, in his honor, as it's believed that Joe was destined to do amazing things with his education and his loving, caring heart. Assisting with the financial hardships which our brothers and sisters of the African American community often face due to the unfortunate circumstances that are no fault of their own, the memorial fund wants you to exercise the importance of education with the understanding of why it's important to Joe's family. Life is a gift and it's to be celebrated! So, celebrate Joe's life with his family and make them proud for his name's sake!

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The Joseph E Bowser II Memorial Fund

Joseph E. Bowser II was born February 10, 1996. At the young and tender age of 22, Joseph's life was tragically stolen on March 23, 2018, as a result of a senseless act of violence. Despite Joseph's odds, he was inspired to be greater than his circumstances. Joseph was an esteemed college student, soon to graduate with a degree in Engineering from Western Michigan University. He was well respected in his community and beloved by all that knew him. The Joseph E. Bowser II Memorial Fund was created with the intent to afford other young African Americans with the opportunities that were so tragically stolen from Joseph. Joseph was described as "Intellectually Gifted" and since Joseph unfortunately did not have the opportunity to finish his collegiate endeavors, Joseph's mother/father, two sisters, along with other family members created the memorial fund to commemorate his life and legacy. Joseph's family would like his legacy to be one of generosity and love, as his family holds him dear to their heart in that regard. To honor his legacy, the family would like to support others in their collegiate journey, in his honor, as it's believed that Joe was destined to do amazing things with his education and his loving, caring heart. Assisting with the financial hardships which our brothers and sisters of the African American community often face due to the unfortunate circumstances that are no fault of their own, the memorial fund wants you to exercise the importance of education with the understanding of why it's important to Joe's family. Life is a gift and it's to be celebrated! So, celebrate Joe's life with his family and make them proud for his name's sake!

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Trevor A. Younker Memorial Fund
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Walt and Jackie Redmond Education Fund
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William and Nancy Richardson Community Fund
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Woodland Park and Nature Preserve Endowment Fund

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