Dr. Mary L. Cretens Fund awards annual gifts

ESCANABA — The Community Foundation for Delta County Board Chair Charlie Becker and Executive Director Cheryl Andzejewski jointly announced the distribution of funds the foundation holds from the Dr. Mary L. Cretens Endowed Fund.

Entities receiving Dr. Mary L. Cretens funds from the community foundation are:

– Gladstone Senior Citizens Nonprofit Corporation

– Friends of the Gladstone Area Public Library

– William Bonifas Fine Arts Center

– All Saints Church, Gladstone

– City of Gladstone

– Bay de Noc Community College, Escanaba

– University of Michigan-School of Public Health, Ann Arbor

– University of Michigan-Medical School, Ann Arbor

– Dr. Mary L. Cretens Memorial Scholarship Fund, Delta County

– Delta Menominee Public Health Department, Escanaba

– Legacy Fund – Supporter

– World Wildlife Fund

– The Nature Conservancy, Marquette

– Delta County Animal Shelter

If you are interested in finding out how you can start a fund and give to places dear to your heart, contact the community foundation by calling 906-786-6654 or go to 2420 1st Avenue South Escanaba, Michigan.

Becker commented, “Dr. Cretens was known and respected as an outstanding healthcare physician, educator and person. Her vision to have a positive impact and make a difference long after her passing is inspirational.”

“Dr. Cretens insight for the future of community, people and animals is amazing. “This year the community foundation will be distributing annual gifts totaling just over $315,000.00 from the Dr. Mary L. Cretens Endowed Fund. Her fund has had and will continue to have an enormous impact on so many,” stated Andzejewski.


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