Entries by Doreen Lanc

June 2020 Blog

Acts of kindness during COVID 19 Crisis It is evident that during a crisis people and businesses step up.  Schools close, jobs lost, working from home becomes the new normal, and shelter in place is in effect.  So much for the normal life, we once knew, we are now living through a public-health crisis, an […]

May 2020

Virtual Celebrations Our seniors were shortchanged from their high school experience.  They were born in the devastation of 9/11 and graduating during the COVID 19 Pandemic. No prom, no cap &  and gown, no ceremony, no pictures with high school friends, no presentation of diploma in front of family and friends, no celebrating their high […]

April 2020

We’re living in uncertain times. We hear about the challenges our healthcare workers, essentials workers like grocery store employees, police officers, and EMS workers deal with every day.  We have seen teachers and school staff members that are touching base with their students, friends and families being apart due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.   It is […]

March 2020

A Safe & Healthy Community Safe & Healthy Communities (SHC) is a local community coalition comprised of a variety of health professionals focused on addressing substance abuse in Wexford and Missaukee Counties. Their mission is to build and mobilize a comprehensive, community-wide social movement to substantially reduce substance abuse in our extended communities. . Unfortunately, […]

February 2020

Focusing on what really matters. At the end of January the Cadillac Area Community Foundation (CACF), CACF Youth Advisory Committee, the Missaukee Area Community Foundation (MACF), and MACF Youth Advisory Committee partnered to help fund a student program. The program, presented by national speaker Tony Hoffman, covered his battles with anxiety, depression, drug addiction, and […]

January 2020

Investing in People is investing in the Future.  That is the Key to Success for Non-Profit Organizations!  An organization’s success lies in the professionalism, compassion, vision, competence, and expertise of the people within the organization. Nonprofit work is known to be mission-driven.  Often achievement comes with pushing yourself and your team to its limit. In […]

December 2019

The holidays are my favorite time of year as we all take time to give more to others and reflect on everything for which we are thankful. As I reflect on 2019, the Cadillac Area Community Foundation is proud to have played a part in a number of activities that have led to positive results […]

November 2019

Plan Your Year End Giving November is flying by and 2020 will be here before we know it. As you check off items from your end-of-the-year checklist, don’t forget that Dec. 31 is the last day to make charitable contributions in order to receive a tax receipt for the 2019 fiscal year.

October 2019

What it means to be a Blue Zones Community Blue Zones are specific areas, across the world, where the residents enjoy the happiest, healthiest, and longest lives. Their immediate environment supports their lifestyle choices and well-being. At its most basic, the Blue Zones Project is a community well-being improvement initiative designed to change the way […]

September 2019

Teaching Our Youth to be Charitable September is back to school month for many homes, and the student led CACF Youth Advisory Committee is excited for another year of grant-making and volunteering in the Community. Experts believe that no age is too young to introduce giving to your children. Teaching our youth to be charitable […]