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 Branch County Community Foundation
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May 2018

In this edition:

Forever Fund Campaign Update | Annual Report | Generation E Sponsorship
Summer Music Camp Awards | Staffing Changes | Update Your Information

Forever Fund Campaign Update 

To date, BCCF has received $18,426.56 in donations to the Forever Fund!

Thank you to all of our donors! Your generous contributions are helping improve the quality of life in Branch County. 

For more information about the Forever Fund Campaign, please follow this link or click here to make a donation! 

Summer Music Camp Awards

The 2018 recipients of Summer Music Scholarships have been announced!

This year six students were selected to receive a scholarship from $500-$1,000 to attend a Michigan music summer camp of their choice. The scholarships came from the Irma L. English Memorial Music Scholarship and from a private donor fund held at the Branch County Community Foundation.

This year’s recipients are: Liam VanWagner (Legg Middle School), Selena Hostetler (Coldwater High School), Madelyn Brodock (Athens Area Schools), Madisyn Morgan (Coldwater High School), Lydia Kaniewski (Legg Middle School) and Emily McIndoe (Coldwater High School). 






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Annual Report Available Now


The BCCF Annual Report is now available! You can find it on our website
 

Generation E Sponsorship 


The Branch County Community Foundation was a Bronze sponsor at the Generation E Institute's Annual Student Business Spotlight that was held on May 9, 2018 in downtown Battle Creek, MI. BCCF's sponsorship helped four student businesses from Branch County. 

During the event, students ran their operational businesses while competing for scholarships, cash prizes, and awards. 

 







 
For more information about the event, please click here

Staffing Changes

Effective April 2018, Mike Tighe is no longer at the Branch County Community Foundation. We wish him luck on his new position at W.E. Upjohn Institute. Erica Heminger has taken over the Program & Donor Relations role at BCCF. Erica has been working with BCCF since Feburary 2017.

Erica works under the Director to develop and implement donor retention strategies, communications with donors, professional advisors, and other constituents. She is also responsible for communications to and from grantees, committees and volunteers. She investigates and evaluates grant proposals (including scholarships) within approved policies and procedures; coordinates membership activities of the Branch County Community Network and assists with implementations of BCCF initiatives within the community.

Erica received her Bachelor’s degree in 2011 from Western Michigan University focusing on International and Comparative Politics. Before moving back to Coldwater in 2014, she was traveling and gaining cultural and developmental experiences while working with all organization levels.

Prior to the Community Foundation, Erica spent time at a Latin American museum in the grant department and also at a legal services office in Denver, Co.

Erica was born and raised in Coldwater, and she is looking forward to connecting and creating a stronger relationship with our community through the Community Foundation. Erica and her husband have one daughter. She enjoys practicing yoga, drinking lots of coffee, keeping up with current events, and spending time outdoors.

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