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September 2017 Update

In this edition:
BCCF Honors Scholarship Recipients |  Save the Date
New Board Member Welcome | YAC Accepting New Members
Irma L English Scholarships

You're Invited!

We will be holding our Annual Donor Event on Thursday, September 21, 2017.  This year's event is a culmination of 25 years of service to our community.  You can RSVP online here.  


Welcome Dr. Newkirk!  

The Branch County Community Foundation would like to welcome their newest Board Member; Wallace A. (Wally) Newkirk, M.D. Dr. Newkirk is retired after a 26 year career with the Department of Veterans Affairs, last serving as Medical Director of the Wenatchee, WA Community Based Outpatient Clinic. He is also retired from the United States Army and is a Vietnam and Desert Storm Era Veteran. He and his wife, Candace, moved to the Quincy area nearly five years ago to be nearer to their daughter, son-in-law and four grandchildren, who reside in Quincy.
He started his philanthropic career as an adult volunteer for Boy Scouts of America and served as a committee member, Eagle counselor, and quartermaster of a troop in Winter Park, FL. After moving to Quincy, WA he joined Kiwanis and served as a board member for the Quincy Community Center. He also volunteered at the local food bank. Locally, he is a member of the Coldwater Elks, Quincy Rotary, American Legion, Quincy Chamber of Commerce, Quincy DDA, and Quincy Friends of the Library. He and his wife are owners of Studio 17 Salon and Spa in downtown Quincy.

When asked why he choose to volunteer with the Branch County Community Foundation, Wally said, “I am honored to become part of such a beneficent and philanthropic organization. I hope that my service and skills will be of value to this organization and to Branch County”. 
Scholarship Recipients Honored

The Branch County Community Foundation recently invited scholarship recipients to breakfast with our board and scholarship fund donors.  This year the Foundation was able to award nearly $70,000 in scholarships to 33 recipients.  

Director Patti Miller said it best, "These young people have such impressive resumes already - exciting to hear about their plans for the future!"
YAC Accepting New Members


Our Youth Advisory Council is made up of young people ages 12-21.  YAC is dedicated to effective grantmaking, endowment building, leadership, and improving the viability of our communities by involving youth in the visioning and decision-making process.  

You can learn more at, or if you know a young person who would like to get involved, send our advisor an email!  
Local Youth Enjoy Music Experiences


Seven local students received nearly $2,900 in funding to attend either Michigan State University Marching Band Camp or Blue Lake Fine Arts musical camp this summer through the Irma L. English Memorial Music Scholarship Fund.  

Through the commitment of her children, Irma's legacy of promoting the musical talents of children continues with the fund within the Branch County Community Foundation. The fund provides ongoing music education and enrichment opportunities to Branch County students.
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