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Posted on: September 26, 2016

[ARCHIVED] Community Foundation Supports City of Sterling Heights Recreating Recreation Proposal

The Community Foundation strongly supports the Recreating Recreation Proposal that will provide its residents an unmatched dynamic and a diverse wide-range of year-round community recreational activities that offers something for everyone.

"The Foundation was established in 1991 to continually improve the cultural, educational and recreational opportunities for residents of Michigan's fourth largest city," said Karl G. Oskoian, the Foundation’s Executive Director. "The Recreating Recreation proposal is a forward-thinking City initiative to ensure Sterling Heights residents enjoy the best possible recreation options offered by any City in metropolitan Detroit and that the City remains a preferred location to live, raise a family, work and conduct business for future generations. This proposal will certainly strengthen the quality of life of area residents, which is the ongoing mission of our Foundation.”

About the Sterling Heights Area Community Foundation
The Sterling Heights Area Community Foundation, established in 1991, is celebrating its 25th year as a certified 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization improving the quality of life of Sterling Heights area residents. through cultural, educational and recreational activities.

The Foundation sponsors programs and projects that reach every member of the Sterling Heights community and has contributed more than $1.2 million to organizations and activities that support its mission.

Examples of the Foundation’s contributions include: public library support, senior activity center contributions, art sculptures, city park picnic shelters, the city trolley, city park play centers, sponsorship of Sterlingfest, the annual Dodge Park run, Teenfest, contributions totaling more than $200,000 to dozens of organizations addressing smoking cessation programs and programs helping area seniors, 360 scholarships totaling $309,500 to area students pursuing a college education, restoration of the historic Upton House, the city center brick paver program, construction of Rotary Park, Nature Center enhancements, Dodge Park concerts, and hosting a series of City Summits to discuss the future of the city with residents.

The Foundation also manages 23 donor advised permanent endowment funds which may receive charitable donations. Contributions may also be made to the foundation’s general endowment fund to support the Foundation mission.

For more information on the Sterling Heights Area Community Foundation, please visit its website at

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