Funds

The following are Endowment and “Special Project” Funds supporting our communities in Roscommon County.

Animal Support Funds

Rubye Cunningham Memorial Fund-Supporting the Roscommon County Animal Shelter
Supporting the Roscommon County Animal Shelter- Income is used to supplement medical expenses and veterinary costs for animals housed at the Roscommon County Animal Shelter.

The Larry Eastley &  Clare Fisher Eastley Animal Support Fund
Income is used to supplement the medical expenses and veterinary costs for the Roscommon County Animal Shelter and the Association to Rescue Kritters (ARK).

Viola J. Moore Animal Fund
Income is used to supplement the medical expenses and veterinary costs for the Roscommon County Animal Shelter, the Missaukee County Animal Shelter and the Association to Rescue Kritters (ARK).

Education Funds

Roscommon Regional Career Center Support Fund – Special Project Fund
Fund is used for the following specific purpose(s): To support the cost involved with the development and launch of the Career Opportunity – Workforce Development Center. (Roscommon Regional Career Center – R2C2)

Gerrish-Higgins Educational Fund
Income is used for educational needs, including scholarships, for the Roscommon Area Public School District, its students and its faculty.

Houghton Lake Community School District Support Fund
Income is used for the charitable purposes of supporting projects, programs and educational materials for the Houghton Lake Community Schools and/or any other needs that may arise within the school district.

Houghton Lake Educational Foundation Fund
Income is used for educational needs, including scholarships, for the Houghton Lake Community Schools, its students and its faculty.

Kirtland Community College Educational Fund
Income is used for the educational needs of Kirtland Community College, the public schools of the four counties principally served by the College, or their students and faculty.

Alexa Luck Memorial Fund
Income is used to support literacy, the arts and educational services within Roscommon County.

Jim Mahoney Memorial – Music Program Support Fund
Income is used for the charitable purpose of supporting the Music programs at the Roscommon Middle School and High School, which may include, but not be limited to, the Band, Choir, Jazz Band and Steel Drum Band.

Sarah Eulaine Tucker (Class of 1977) Fund
Income is used for projects, programs and activities of the Roscommon High School students and/or faculty in the departments or areas of English, Music, Social Studies or Foreign Languages.

Environmental Funds

Endowment for Higgins Lake
Income is used for projects, causes or activities serving to protect, improve, or increase appreciation of the natural environment and clean water of Higgins Lake.

Marguerite Gahagan Nature Preserve General Fund
Income is used to support and maintain the nature preserve and to encourage awareness of the need and value of conserving natural habitats and wildlife.

The John Morley Family, Higgins Lake Endowment Fund
Income is used for projects, activities, or programs serving to protect, improve, or increase appreciation of the natural environment and clean water of Higgins Lake.

Rogers Family Endowment for Houghton Lake
Income is used to support projects, causes, and activities which protect, improve, enhance or increase appreciation for the natural environment and clean water of Houghton Lake and its’ watersheds.

Roscommon County Lakes and Rivers Fund
Income is used for projects, causes or activities serving to protect, improve or increase appreciation of the natural environment and clean water of Roscommon County’s lakes and rivers.

Robert R. Thalner Fund
Income is used for projects, activities or programs serving to protect, improve or increase appreciation of the natural environment and clean water of Higgins Lake.

General/Unrestricted Funds

Marilyn Brown Memorial Fund
Income is used for charitable purposes of greatest need, as determined by the Fund Advisory Committee

Cornerstone Fund
Income is unrestricted and applied to the areas of greatest need.

The Erickson Family Fund
The Fund shall support various educational, scientific, recreational or cultural purposes throughout Roscommon County.

Greatest Human Needs Fund
Income is used to support organizations that provide nutrition for our communities, assistance to the elderly, support young families, provide shelter and housing assistance and support for Veterans.

Morley Foundation Fund
Income is unrestricted and designated to enhance the quality of life in Roscommon County.

Roscommon County General Fund
Income is unrestricted and applied to the greatest need. This Fund is an extremely flexible and important tool for the RCCF.

St. Helen General Fund
Income is unrestricted and applied to the greatest needs in the St. Helen area.

The Wade Family Donor Advised General Fund
Income is unrestricted and applied to the areas of greatest need.

The Linda Chwan & Ken DePerro Memorial Fund
Income is used to support various charitable, educational, scientific, recreational and cultural organizations in Roscommon County.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                

Health Funds

Jenni’s Foundation-Michigan Cancer Support Fund
Income is used to assist cancer patients coping with the financial burdens associated with their diagnosis in partnership with MidMichigan Community Health Services Client Assistance Program.

Roscommon County Health Improvement Endowment Fund
Income will provide grants in support of community-wide medical health initiatives with priority given to programs that serve at-risk or low-income residents of Roscommon County.

Roscommon County Health Services Fund
Fund is used for health services, health promotion, or other health care related projects which have been identified as needs and priorities within Roscommon County or North-Central Mid Michigan.

Roscommon County Mental Health Services Fund
The Fund supports mental health and substance abuse programs and services provided in Roscommon County.

Roscommon County Tobacco Settlement Fund
Income is used for health-related programs or activities for senior citizens and youth in Roscommon County.

 

Organization Funds

Habitat for Humanity General Fund
Income is unrestricted and applied to the greatest need within the organization.

Houghton Lake Public Library – Excellence Fund
Income is used to enhance library programming and services that may not be covered in the operating budget.

Houghton Lake Rotary Club General Fund
Income is unrestricted and applied to the greatest needs in the Houghton Lake / Prudenville area, as recommended by the Houghton Lake Rotary Club.

Roscommon Area District Library Building Fund
Fund is used to provide financial support to the Roscommon Area District Library, specific to the Building Campaign and the development of the new library site.

Roscommon Area District Library Community Outreach Fund
Fund is used to provide support to the Roscommon Area District Library, its fundraising, marketing and community outreach programs and projects as directed by the RADL Board of Directors.

Roscommon County Community Foundation Independence Fund
Fund is used to support the RCCF administrative needs, allowing for community outreach programs and projects, and to enhance programming and services that may not be covered in the operating budget.

Other Funds

Doug Allen Fire and EMS Support Fund
Income is used to provide educational and general support for Township Fire and EMS departments in Roscommon County.

Friends for Safe Schools Fund
Funding is used to purchase and install “The Boot” security device in Roscommon County schools.

Zonta Club – Women’s & Children’s Fund for Health, Domestic Security and Education
Income is used for supporting projects & programs for women with children, with emphasis on projects that promote health, domestic security or education among that population.

Recreational Funds

Higgins Lake – Roscommon Non-Motorized Trail Way System – Special Project Fund
Fund is used for the following specific purpose(s): To support funding needed to develop the Higgins Lake / Roscommon Non-Motorized Trail Way System. This would include, but would not be limited to, contractor fees, supplies, materials, licenses and/or permits.

Houghton Lake Rotary Club Parks & Recreation Fund
This Fund is used for projects and programs which sustain the development, maintenance and preservation of the parks and recreational activities within Roscommon County.

Roscommon County Recreation Fund
Income is used for projects, causes, activities or persons serving to protect, improve or enhance recreational opportunities in Roscommon County.

Scholarship Funds

Karen and Frank Arleth Memorial Scholarship
Income is used for scholarships for Roscommon High School graduates.

Grace Bernardo, M.D. Memorial Health Careers Scholarship
Income is used to provide scholarships to Roscommon County area students entering  in a health career education/training programs.

“Big Buck Open” Athletic Scholarship
Income is used to assist Gerrish-Higgins Roscommon high school students to attend summer athletic camps. The Fund will be used to provide a maximum $100.00 Scholarship, with the total number of scholarships determined by funds available.

The Jack Danieleski Scholarship
Income is used to provide scholarships for graduating students of Houghton Lake and Roscommon High Schools, and/or to high school graduates that are primarily those related to members of the Knights of Columbus Council #6548.

Kelly Dunmire Memorial Scholarship
Income is used to provide a freshman scholarship to a female Roscommon High School graduating senior who participates in sports, has a financial need and intends to major in the dental or medical field.

Fidelity Chapter #50 – Order of the Eastern Star Scholarship
Income is used to provide a scholarship for a Roscommon High School graduate with affiliation to the Masonic Temple.

Ruth and Ralph Fisher Scholarship
Income is used to provide a freshman year scholarship for a graduating student from either Roscommon or Houghton Lake High school. The student recipient must have demonstrated a financial need, a C+ (2.25) or better GPA, and a history of Community Service.

Evelyn Fraser Scholarship
Income is used for scholarships for Roscommon High School graduates.

Gerrish-Higgins Roscommon Alumni Association Scholarship
Income is used for scholarships for Roscommon High School graduates.

The Rex and Arlene Gillen Scholarship
Income is used to award 2 – 4 year renewable scholarships for Houghton Lake Community School graduates residing in Denton and Roscommon Townships .  The student recipient must demonstrate a financial need, a C+ (2.25) or better GPA, and prove residency in Denton or Roscommon Township.

Char Goddard Memorial Scholarship
Income is used to provide an annual scholarship to a graduating senior from Roscommon High School. Preference will be given to applicants pursuing an education in culinary arts or business management; other areas of study may be considered.

Forest and Rita Hacker Family Sportsmanship Scholarship
Student athletes nominated for this scholarship must be a Sophomore, Junior or Senior of Houghton Lake High School. To be nominated, a Letter of Support is submitted by the Athletic Director, Principal, Superintendent and/or coaches.

Robert A. Hess Memorial Scholarship
Income used to award an annual scholarship for graduating students of Roscommon High School interested in pursuing a degree in law and/or the legal field.

Houghton Lake Rotary Club Memorial Scholarship
Income is used to provide one or more freshman year scholarships for a graduating student from Houghton Lake High School who have demonstrated a strong history in community service and academic record.

Mike M. & Patricia M. Ignat Scholarship
Income is used to award an annual scholarship for graduating students of Houghton Lake High School, interested in pursuing a degree in Hospitality or Dietetics.

The Mr. J’s Buckeye Nuts College Scholarship Fund
Income is used to support second (Sophomore), third (Junior) and fourth (Senior) year college educational costs, for Roscommon Area Public School graduates, with special consideration given to students attending Ohio State University, Bowling Green State University (Ohio), Central Michigan University, University of Cincinnati (Ohio), Michigan State University or the University of Michigan.

Robert J. Kunik Memorial Scholarship
Income is used to provide a freshman year scholarship for a graduating student from Houghton Lake High School who has shown an interest in pursing an education in the Arts, including English, Communication, Literature, Music, Writing / Creative Writing and Theater / Drama.

Kimberly Mires Athletic and Music Scholarship
Income is used to assist Roscommon Middle School (grades 5-8) female students to attend out-of-county personal advancement camps for athletics or music.

Beverly Nester Memorial Scholarship
Income is used to award a freshman year scholarship at an accredited trade school, junior college or four year college for graduating students of Roscommon High School with an interest in the automotive industry. The student recipient must have demonstrated a financial need and a minimum C+ (2.25) high school GPA.

Ralph Ostling Memorial Scholarship
Income is used to award an annual scholarship for graduating students of Roscommon High School. Student must have a minimum C+ (2.25) high school GPA at time of application to qualify.

Roscommon Rotary Club General Fund
Income is unrestricted and applied to the greatest needs in the Higgins Lake / Roscommon area, as recommended by the Roscommon Rotary Club. Fund is currently used for scholarships.

Roscommon Soccer Teams Scholarship
Income is used to provide freshman year only financial scholarships for players on the Roscommon High School Soccer Teams. To be eligible, the graduate must have been a member of the squad or manager for three (3) years. The scholarship will provide assistance with tuition, books and lab fees for a freshman to attend an accredited trade school, junior college or four year college or university within two years following graduation from Roscommon High School.

Ford and Marguerite Silsby Scholarship
Income is used for scholarships for Roscommon High School graduates.

Steuernol and McLaren Funeral Homes Scholarship
Income is used for scholarships for Roscommon High School graduates from the St. Helen area.

Larry Sumerix Memorial – Summer Music Scholarship Fund
Income is used to assist Roscommon Middle and High School students to attend Summer Music Camps and enrichment programs, based on student / family need.

Richard & Margaret Torongo Memorial Scholarship
Income is used to assist 5th – 8th grade Roscommon Middle School students to attend athletic or fine arts summer camps.

Michael R. Treml Memorial Athletic Scholarship
Income is used for an annual college freshman scholarship, presented to a graduating student from the Roscommon High School. The qualifying student must have participated in at least two high school athletic sports programs and have maintained a C+ (2.25) or better GPA.

William C. Williams (Class of 1950) Memorial Scholarship
Income is used for scholarships for Roscommon High School graduates who will attend the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.

The Victors Scholarship Fund
Income is used for scholarships for Roscommon County college students or members of the military in their freshman and sophomore year at an accredited college, university or trade school. Eligible applicants must have been active members of the Markey Church Youth Group and have attended an annual college trip.

The W.H. Scott Memorial Scholarship
Income is used for scholarships for Roscommon County students entering or enrolled in a vocational, technical or trade school program.

Clyde F. Shaltz Memorial Scholarship Fund
Income is used to provide scholarships to Roscommon area high school graduates in their second (Sophomore), third (Junior), and fourth (Senior) year of college; and have been accepted into a teacher education program leading to elementary or secondary teacher certification in Michigan. Special consideration will also be given to Roscommon Area Public School graduates, students attending Northern Michigan University, and students which demonstrate the greatest financial need.

Youth Funds

Howard B. “Corky” Gaylor Memorial Fund
Income is used to support projects, programs, and services for youth in Roscommon County. Preference will be given to at risk youth programs.

Roscommon Area Youth Booster Club Fund
Provides support for academic, athletic and fine arts programs at Roscommon Area Public Schools.

Roscommon County Kellogg Youth Fund
Income is used for youth activities, programs, and projects within Roscommon County. All grants are determined solely by the members of the Roscommon County Youth Advisory Council (YAC).

Ryan McDonald Memorial Fund
Fund is used to support development costs of the Houghton Lake Little League – Graham / McDonald Sports Complex.