News from the Foundation

June 2, 2017

It has been a busy year for us at the Foundation and we wanted to pass along this update along an update to all of you.

As you all know we received our non profit designation last July and we have been quite busy since then.  It has taken some time and lots of energy but we are very pleased to have this website up and running so that we can keep everyone informed. We have an outstanding all volunteer board as well as an excellent all volunteer scholarship selection committee.  I could not be more grateful to all these amazing people.

As our foundation grows we continue to share with you our updates so you know how your generosity is creating an IMPACT.

This year, our very first U of M scholarship recipient graduated from the College of Engineering and is beginning her career at Google in California.  We now have 3 students at U of M receiving the Ian Clemens Memorial Scholarship for Future Engineers.  A junior from Belleville, a sophomore from Grosse Pointe, and and incoming freshman that has not yet been selected as of this writing.This year is the first year we are offering The Ian Clemens Foundation Scholarship for a Livonia High School graduate. This $1000.00 award is given to a Livonia graduate pursuing an engineering degree at any accredited public Michigan university.  The winner of this award will be notified sometime this week.

Our first Trivia Night held back in February was a huge success with 163 people participating. Because of its popularity we will be doing it again in 2018.  We will be having it at a different venue (St. Mary’s Cultural Center) next year (2/25/18) in order to accommodate a bigger crowd. We have now partnered with C.S. Mott Pediatric Cancer Center and Children’s Hospital of Michigan Oncology Center to provided funding for families that may need financial assistance.

In March, we had the privilege to host a family dinner for the kids and their families at Mott’s Pediatric Cancer Center.  This was so well received. The families truly appreciated having this available to them. The Twisted Rooster in Belleville donated the entire meal for all the families. Because of their generosity, we were able to use the funds we had put aside for the meal to instead buy gifts for all the children. This is something we plan to do on a quarterly basis and hope to expand to other Michigan Pediatric Cancer Centers.

We have supported the organ and tissue community through financial contributions, volunteering at their events and speaking to groups about organ and tissue donation.In less than one year I feel we have met our mission and are well on track to expand our reach. We could not do all this without all of you.  For that we are forever grateful. The impact from your donations are far reaching!

If you have any questions about our update,  please feel free to contact us. Please “LIKE” us on Facebook and follow us on TWITTER. Thank you for all you do! We continue to be forever grateful for you unending love and support!

SAVE THE DATES FOR OUR OTHER UPCOMING EVENTS:
Painting with a Purpose 11/2/17
Trivia Night 2/25/18
1st Golf Outing – May 2018 date TBD
Poker Run 2018 – 8/5/18

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