2011 Annual Report

2011 Annual Report

When you think about major milestones in history, several things might come to mind: The first man on the moon, the advancement of technology or even the first elected African American president. It’s important to reflect upon significant achievements from the past because they have created lasting impressions for the future. The Saginaw Community Foundation has certainly achieved a few milestones over the years, such as awarding its first grants, reaching $1 million in assets and successfully completing the Kresge Challenge in which we established a relationship with 24 nonprofit agencies.


In 2011, we added another milestone when the Saginaw Community Foundation established its permanent residence in the historical Morley Building. We finalized the purchase of the building on January 1, 2011, and the foundation staff officially moved into the building in August. This achievement was celebrated by many at an open house affair at the Morley Building, giving us the opportunity to familiarize our guests with our new home. This truly was a huge milestone for our organization and we continue to celebrate this success.


Last year, we continued to build upon the momentum started by our organization’s founders. We’ve been working hard to build awareness about the foundation and the services we offer to our community.


Through the stories shared on the following pages, we want you to gain a better understanding of how the Saginaw Community Foundation is building a positive future for our community.


If you are interested in learning more about the foundation and how we can work together, contact the foundation staff, or visit our lovely building.


Reneé S. Johnston, President & CEO


Mark S. Flegenheimer, Board Chair

Building for the future

View the PDF, or request a mailed version by calling the foundation at (989) 755-0545.