Robert and Beverly Walker Fund for East Jordan

Robert and Beverly Walker had a deep affection for their community, which grew as their children and grandchildren made their lives here as well.   Their daughter Karen explained: “My parents lived in East Jordan most of their lives.  My dad was originally from East Jordan and my mom was a Boyne City girl.  They lived briefly elsewhere in Michigan but shortly after their marriage, they both considered East Jordan their home.”

When Bob passed away, memorial gifts were made in his honor and a fund was established bearing his name.  In 2017, Mrs. Walker adjusted the fund to focus on good work in East Jordan.  “I want to see the children in the area taken care of and I hope our community is a good place for families,” explained Mrs. Walker.  “If we can make a small difference in East Jordan, that means a lot to me.”


When Mrs. Walker passed away later that year, memorial gifts were again directed to the Community Foundation to enrich the Robert and Beverly Walker Fund for East Jordan.  Working alongside the East Jordan Enrichment Fund in grant cycles each spring and fall, the Robert and Beverly Walker Fund for East Jordan will make a difference in this community they loved.  Grants might support programs at East Jordan Public Schools, local organizations that assist friends and neighbors in need, and enhancements to community services and spaces.  Because the Walker Fund is endowed, it will continue to grow and provide grant dollars for these kinds of programs and projects and more, both now and into the future while honoring Bob and Beverly.