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Field of Interest Advised Fund

These funds 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 Selection Committee that consists of the donors and/or others the donors choose to serve on the selection committee. The committee awards grants to programs or organizations serving the chosen area of interest.

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Amanda Fund
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Anne and Dave Hunt Advised Fund
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Battle Creek Growth Fund
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Battle Creek Rotary Club Educational Fund

This fund supports excellence of education in the Battle Creek area in the broadest sense of the term "education". It is recognized, with changing times and changing needs, that innovation, enterprise, and initiative need to be exercised in determining the most effective use of this fund.

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Beverly L. Pierce and Robert L. Pierce Sr. Fund
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Calhoun County Cancer Control Coalition (5C) Endowment Fund
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Cates Family Education Endowment Fund
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Charles H. Slauson Memorial Fund
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Child Abuse Prevention Endowment Fund for Calhoun County
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Chris and Myrtle Tucker Memorial Fund
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Cindy S. Ruble Educational Endowment Fund
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Cultural Arts Fund
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Darrien Ahmad LaGrand Memorial Scholarship Fund for the Music Center of South Central Michigan
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Darrington Louis Eugene Lovelace Memorial Fund

Darrington Louis Eugene Lovelace succumbed to colon cancer in November 2015 at the age of 27. Despite his battles with this disease, he yet lived, he danced, he acted, he pressed his way towards achieving his educational goals, dropping out twice, until he could no longer attend classes at Henry Ford Community College due to multiple hospital stays. This fund celebrates his "live above life circumstances" spirit and encourages everyone to pursue their dreams. To honor his memory, a book about his life is planned for release the summer of 2016.

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Deborah K. Nickerson Memorial Fund for Breast Cancer
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Dominic C. Brown Fund for Early Suicide Prevention (ESP)
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Dorothy Height Endowment Fund

Dorothy Height served on the Battle Creek Community Foundation Board of Trustees from April 2014 until her passing in May 2016. The Board of Trustees established this fund in Dorothy's honor with lead gifts from her colleagues at the Foundation and continues to recognize Dorothy, posthumously, as a member of the Board of Trustees throughout the 2016-17 fiscal year.

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Dreams of Children Endowment Fund
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Emergency Medical Services Fund, Battle Creek Area
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Francis Jim Ackley Fund
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Friends of Norine Fund
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Fulfilling A Dream Fund
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Generation Next Fund
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Glenn Cross Arts and Infrastructure Fund
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Health Department Community Fund
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Jacob M. Roller Fund
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James E. & Rose M. Yore Early Childhood Education Fund

Rose & Jim Yore have a lifetime of advocacy for youth and the importance of an education, especially early childhood education, as part of their legacy. Rose stated, "The research is clear. An investment in early childhood intervention programs has shown to yield significant benefits in the areas of academic achievement, behavior and educational progression. Therefore, developing and acquiring educational skills and the desire to learn at an early age is where the greatest need lies." This fund will support scholarships, programs & initiatives that address, encourage and enhance a pre-school or early childhood education.

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Keiffer G. Johnson Memorial Fund
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Kenneth B. and Mary L. Puls Family Fund
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Legacy Scholars Student Success Endowment Fund
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Louis and Jewel Peterson Fund

Louis suffered from severe mental illnesses that greatly impacted his life, marriage and family. In spite of his illness, he was dearly loved by his wife who was determined to stand by his side to provide him with the support that he needed, even though she actually had very little knowledge about mental illnesses.

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Martin J. Marty Wendt Memorial Fund
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Mary H. Ruth Memorial Fund
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Optimist Club of Battle Creek Memorial Youth Fund
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Pat Tornabene Education Fund
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Peggy Sofia Mrozinski Memorial Youth Fund
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Peter R. Ellis Youth Fund
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Randy Sanger Memorial Fund
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Remember Our Children Fund
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Rev. Clifton V. Bullock and Voncile "Bonnie" Bullock Minority Education Fund

The Reverend Clifton V. Bullock came to Battle Creek in 1976 as pastor of Washington Heights United Methodist Church. In 1978, he built the new Washington Heights United Methodist Church and Community Ministries. Reverend Bullock is remembered as an individual who promoted among youth the value of taking responsibility for your own life, getting an education, and helping your community. The Clifton V. Bullock Minority Education Endowment Fund was established by the Kellogg Company in 1991 as a tribute to the work and life of Reverend Bullock. In December 2015, after the passing of his wife, Mrs. Voncile "Bonnie" Bullock, the family successfully requested the name of the fund be changed to the Rev. Clifton V. Bullock and Voncile "Bonnie" Bullock Minority Education Fund, in honor of her many years of actively supporting and promoting the fund since its establishment in 1991. The purpose of the fund is to advance the educational opportunities for minorities in the Battle Creek area. The College/Technical Scholarship is awarded to graduating high school seniors, while the Adult Scholarship is awarded to students attending college, individuals living independently from parents, and individuals out of school five or more years. Both the College/Technical Scholarship and the Adult Scholarship provide financial assistance for tuition, books, and/or campus room and board costs for up to four years to the college, university, or vocational/technical institute of the recipient's choice.

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Rev. William Files Male Scholars Program
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Robert A. and Cynthia A. Leach Education Fund
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Robert E. and Norma C. Hamilton Memorial Fund
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Robert N. Ostrander Fund for Pennfield Cub Scout Pack 328 and Boy Scout Troop 374
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Sgt. Gary F. Williams Memorial Law Enforcement Program Fund

This endowment fund was established in loving memory of Sgt. Gary F. Williams to help provide support for law enforcement programs, support for officers and their families, and scholarships to individuals obtaining a degree in law enforcement.

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Staff Sgt. Michael Dickinson II Memorial Fund

Staff Sgt. Michael A. Dickinson, II was killed by a sniper in Ramadi, Iraq while serving in the U. S. Army. He was a member of A Company, 9th Battalion, 4th Psychological Operations Group (Airborne) and was finishing his second tour of duty. Michael, who passed away on July 17, 2006, was a 1998 graduate of Harper Creek high school. The Staff Sgt. Michael Dickinson, II Memorial Fund was established in Michael's memory.

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Thelma Greer City Tree Fund
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William G. and Marion E. Stuckle Fund
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Williams-Richardson Fund for Money Management

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