Kerry and John Keyser Fund for the Community

After years of summering in Charlevoix, Kerry and John felt called to move here. Their love and appreciation for the people and community continues to grow. “There are so many people who care deeply about our communities and are eager to help and serve others,” says Kerry. “It is really inspiring.”  

The couple learned about the Charlevoix County Community Foundation as they became more engaged locally. “We have great admiration for the people of the Foundation, their knowledge of the needs throughout the area, and their decisions about the best use of support received from the community,” explains John.

“We also came to understand that living here can be extremely challenging with definite hardships for many residents. We looked to the Community Foundation to help us help others since they are in a position to know about the large number of nonprofits and other worthy causes,” adds Kerry.

Kerry and John have partnered with the Community Foundation to establish an endowment that will help meet needs and advance opportunities, even as needs and opportunities change over time. “We feel blessed to be a part of this community and believe that our support will help to make a difference well into the future,” says John.