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We're Hiring! 

The Charlevoix County Community Foundation seeks a warm, genuine, responsible person to join our team of five kind, committed, and supportive individuals in early 2023. The Communications and Development role inspires friends of the Community Foundation and others to feel connected to making a difference close to home by sharing impact, appreciating donors, supporting prospective donors, and planting seeds for future action to grow impact in the community.

Community foundations are unique to the communities they serve. Our office is located in East Jordan, a quick walk to the South Arm of Lake Charlevoix. C3F appreciates the value of work / life balance and we enjoy a flexible, positive work culture. We’ve been known to close the office to walk to Marty’s for ice cream and celebrate birthdays with lunch at the birthday-person’s favorite restaurant. As our community changes so must our Community Foundation, so we aim to be good listeners and good partners who are responsive, nimble, and creative. We like a spontaneous brainstorm and a good chart. While we are focused on intentional, incremental movement forward, we also like to dream big for this community we love.  

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Legacy spotlight: sandi & R.J. Button

Sandi Laucher established a fund at the Community Foundation in honor of her late husband, Jack Laucher, after he passed away in 1998. R.J. Button had been acquainted with organizations doing good work in the area, but was first motivated to give to the Community Foundation by his wife Sandi, who had established a fund at the Community Foundation in her late husband’s memory. “If you are given a lot in life, then you should give back,” says R.J. His Fund for the Community will allow for grants in all areas, from arts and culture to recreation, and can be applied across the whole county. “This is a wonderful, one-of-a-kind community,” explains Sandi.  “It feels friendly and connected – the people here sincerely care about one another,” she adds.  By making an estate gift to benefit Charlevoix County’s youngest residents, Sandi has shown that she cares, too. 

Read their full story here. 







GRANT IMPACT:  $165,000 in Geographic enrichment grants awarded

The Charlevoix County Community Foundation responded to requests from nonprofit partners in four geographic areas in Charlevoix County in October. Thanks to donors who look to the Community Foundation to make a difference close to home, grants have been awarded to nonprofits who will work to improve the quality of life on Beaver Island, in Boyne City, Charlevoix, and East Jordan. In all, nearly $165,000 was awarded during the Geographic Enrichment cycle. 

For the full list of grants awarded, click here