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Posted on: April 2, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Sterling Heights Area Community Foundation to hold Annual Meeting April 9, 2019

The Sterling Heights Area Community Foundation is holding its 2019 Annual Meeting on Tuesday, April 9th, at 10:00 a.m., at the Sterling Heights Nature Center.

The Foundation will present grants to the City for its annual Sterlingfest celebration, the Library’s Summer Reading Program, Music in the Park, 5K Run, Farmer’s Market, Utica Community Schools Career Focus Program, the Macomb Science Olympiad and other programs and activities.

The Community at large is invited to join City leadership and other guests at this Annual Meeting.

During this one hour meeting, the Foundation leaders will highlight key accomplishments, review financial status and share growth plans. Grant awardees will share their use of Foundation grants. Endowment partners present will discuss plans for their earnings.

Please call the Sterling Heights Community Relations Department at 586 446-2489 if you plan to attend.

“The Sterling Heights Area Community Foundation experienced a successful 2018, fulfilling its mission to enhance the cultural, educational and recreational opportunities for Sterling Heights area residents with valued contributions to the Community, while building and strengthening its brand throughout the City and Macomb County,” said Karl G. Oskoian, the Foundation’s Executive Director. “We continue to grow the Foundation asset base and are within reach of very significant milestones. We are excited about our progress and remain focused on continued growth and ever expanding service to the Community.”

About the Sterling Heights Area Community Foundation

The Sterling Heights Area Community Foundation, established in 1991, is celebrating its 28th 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 $1.3 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, 438 scholarships totaling $388,000 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 25 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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