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Canton Community Foundation
Canton Community Foundation

Cultivating Dreams. Enhancing Lives.

Donor-Advised Funds

Music and the arts are critical were critical to Bill Pawelak: as a creative outlet, for educational benefits, and a place to form his closest friendships.  Following Bill's passing, this group of life-long friends created this memorial fund to assist students in the PCEP Marching Band so that finances don’t get in the way of somebody missing out on this wonderful, life-changing experience.

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The creators of the Coalition of Dwarf Advocacy Fund (CODA) will make grants to organizations that support children with disabilities related to dwarfism and parents who adopt children with dwarfism.

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Herb and Olivia Scott were interested in giving back to the community where they raised their children. The Scotts created their fund to provide grants to various local nonprofits that have the greatest needs.

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Jim and Linda Demmer and their family are very committed to serving Canton and surrounding communities in many ways. Through the Jim and Linda Demmer Fund, they are able to allocate grant dollars to various nonprofit orgnizations each year. This fund has supported many impactful local organizations over the years, including Open Door Ministry, Startfish Family Services, Kelly's Kidz, Partnership for the Arts and Humanities and more.

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Loren Wadington is a long-time volunteer in the community serving in every capacity from hands-on to board member. Ms. Wadington uses her fund to support many charities with her particular interest being charities that benefit women and children.

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Marie Breach was a long-time employee of the Plymouth Canton Community Schools' Starkweather Academy. Ms. Breach was passionate about helping the students at Starkweather. Upon her passing, her children established the Marie Breach Education Fund to keep her passion working with grants that will assist programming at Starkweather.

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Kim and Neil Barlow established this fund to support local and national orgnizations with missions involving arts and culture, community development and improvement, and quality education.

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The creators of the Opportunity Fund will use their fund to promote individual economic security and social justice in the southeast Michigan region.

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Bryan and Kelli Regner established this fund as a way to give back to their community. Their charitable interests are varied, but they are particularly interested in supporting orgnaizations that lead to a better quality of life for our youth.

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The Hammond family is committed to preserving our environment. They created their fund to advance environmental education.

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Valerie Elliott created the Howard A. and Clayton E. Charitable Fund in memory of her family members. Ms. Elliott has a variety of interests, both locally and nationally.

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Members of the Eastern Michigan Camaro Club formed their club with an interest in Camaros. The members also realized that they have similar interests in philanthropy. They created their fund to support local charities. Their recent interests have surrounded veterans' organizations with grants to The Fallen and Wounded Soldier Fund and Stiggy's Dogs.

 

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The Lauria-Sneideman family created their fund to provide financial assistance to local children attending summer day camp. Families must fill out an application to apply for the assistance. A limited number of children will be chosen based on financial need.

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The Rozum Family Fund was created to provide grants to charitable organizations and activites that provide a camp or similar activity for children ages 3-16 that have a life-threatening illness or physical disability. The goal of the Rozums is to provide access for children with special needs to be with others that have similar challenges and have fun in a safe environment.

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The Ahmed Family created this fund in memory of their beloved husband/father/grandfather to support the programs he loved at the Summit on the Park in Canton, including the aquatics programs and programs at Club 55. The first grant from this fund was to create a beautiful garden patio area outside Club 55 at the Summit.

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The children of Sharon and Leo Eccles created this fund in memory of their parents. The family will use the fund to support local charitable causes with an interest in assisting victims of domestic violence.

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