2024 Annual Meeting


Each year, the Petoskey-Harbor Springs Area Community Foundation brings people together to recognize and celebrate the impactful philanthropic work the Community Foundation has supported throughout the year. Please join us for our 2024 Annual Meeting on Thursday, August 1st, from 4:30 - 6:30 pm. This public event is free of charge and will take place at Nub's Nob. Guests are encouraged to join us at 4:30 pm for mingling, live music with Charlie Millard, and refreshments. A conversation with past YAC members will begin at 5:30 pm. 

About the Evening’s Program
2024 marks the 30th anniversary of the Community Foundation’s Youth Advisory Committee (YAC). To celebrate this milestone, the evening’s program will highlight this important committee. Past and present YAC members will join us to share stories about the lasting impact their work with the Community Foundation has had on their lives and in the communities they serve.

About the Youth Advisory Committee
30 years ago, in an effort to increase the giving capacity of community foundations and to engage youth in the grantmaking process, the W.K. Kellogg Foundation sponsored a Youth Challenge for Community Foundations to grow youth endowment funds. These endowment funds were to be used exclusively for grants allocated by youth advisory committees for local nonprofits' efforts affecting youth. Consequently, all across the state, Michigan’s Community Foundations have youth grantmaking subcommittees with permanently endowed youth funds. Youth members engage in leadership development and community service and review and allocate grant dollars. 

Youth philanthropy has played a central role in the Petoskey-Harbor Springs Area Community Foundation’s history since the Youth Advisory Committee was established in August 1994. Since our own YAC was established, over $1.8 million has been granted back to our local community for programming that makes youth and families in Emmet County stronger.

The Annual Meeting is free and open to the public, but please use the link below to let us know you will be attending.