Traverse City Record-Eagle


September 5, 2013

Munson foundation gets $75K

TRAVERSE CITY — An Indiana foundation is donating $325,000 to philanthropic efforts in Grand Traverse and Leelanau counties, including $75,000 for the Kids Creek restoration project at Munson Medical Center.

The donations by the Edmund F. and Virginia B. Ball Foundation of Muncie were announced Wednesday.

“We are very thankful for their generosity…the Ball Foundation has been very generous to this region for a long time,” said Desiree Worthington, president of the Munson Health Care Regional Foundation.

The $75,000 allocated to the Kids Creek project will help further “daylight” the creek, bringing it above ground as it runs through the Munson campus, Worthington said.

Other recipients include:

n Inland Seas Education Association, $20,000 to help take students on field trips on Lake Michigan aboard the tall ship Manitou.

n Virginia B. Ball Creative Writing scholarship program at Interlochen, $100,000.

n Leelanau Conservancy, $50,000, for its farmland preservation program.

n Leelanau Outdoor Center, $25,000, for outdoor education efforts.

n Traverse Area Recreation and Transportation Trails (TART), $50,000, for its Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail fundraising efforts.

n Fishtown Preservation Society, $50,000, for a previously committed grant payout for a property purchase in Leland.

n Traverse Symphony Orchestra, $5,000, for youth outreach.

The Ball family has extensive ties to the area, said foundation Executive Director Jud Fisher. Their connections started with summer vacations to Leland and surviving members of the family live in the region now.

Text Only

the BIZ

AP Video
Deadly Avalanche Sweeps Slopes of Mount Everest Police Arrest Suspect in Highway Shootings Drought Concerns May Hurt Lake Tourism Vermont Goat Meat Gives Refugees Taste of Home Calif. Investigators Re-construct Fatal Bus Cras Mayor Rob Ford Launches Re-election Campaign Appellate Court Hears Okla. Gay Marriage Case Author Gabriel Garcia Marquez Dead at 87 Beau Biden Plans 2016 Run for Del. Governor Chelsea Clinton Is Pregnant Horseless Carriage Introduced at NY Auto Show Obama Hopeful on Ukraine, Will Watch Russians Flamingo Frenzy Ahead of Zoo Construction Crew Criticized Over Handling of Ferry Disaster Agreement Reached to Calm Ukraine Tensions Raw: Pope Francis Performs Pre-easter Ritual Boston Bombing Survivors One Year Later Sister of Slain MIT Officer Reflects on Bombing
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide