Our Stories

Alma St. Mary’s Challenge Went Over the Top!

It is pretty evident that supporters of St. Mary’s School in Alma were up for a challenge this spring. They raised $34,000 during their annual Mardi Gras Auction, more than doubling the $16,000 donation that three organizations challenged them to […]

Nouvel Students Benefit from Generosity and Good Fortune

The Catholic Community Foundation of Mid-Michigan endowment for Barbara Shaffran began with a stroke of luck. When her son Paul won $5,000 in the Nouvel Catholic Central Elementary Athletic Association Big Draw raffle years ago, her husband Charles suggested he […]

Golden Girls with Golden Hearts: CCFMM’s First Major Donors

  They lived frugally, with a noble end-goal in sight. Two of the three sisters never married. They saved and dreamed of how they could help the poor and the Catholic Church they so loved. The Koncavich (Kun-ca’-vich) sisters—Stella, Mary, […]

Kathleen Leikert’s Legacy Lives On

  Kathleen Mary Leikert was 100 percent Irish and she loved St. James Church and School in Bay City. Kathleen was baptized at St. James, went to school there, raised her family there and sent her five children there. St. […]

Father William Taylor

Father William (Bill) Taylor was able to transform peoples’ lives through his love of Scripture. He instructed more than 800 candidates in the Diocese of Saginaw’s Lay Ministry Formation Program from its beginning 42 years ago. His classes brought the […]


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