Community Foundation History

Established in 1994 to build local philanthropy, the Sanilac County Community Foundation is a collection of endowed funds, contributed by many individuals, corporations, private foundations and government agencies to benefit the Sanilac County area. The Sanilac County Community Foundation encourages community philanthropy. It seeks and accepts permanent endowments from public and private sources. It distributes the income for community enhancement projects and other charitable purposes, always being mindful to carry out the intention of the donor.

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Mission Statement

The Sanilac County Community Foundation’s mission is to strengthen community wellness and quality of life through endowed philanthropy.

“Community Leaders Supporting BOLD Solutions.”

SCCF Board Of Trustees

Executive Board

Lyn Mossett – Co-Chair
Bill Sarkella – Co-Chair
Paul Cowley – Vice Chair
Joe Nartker – 
Susan Dreyer – Secretary
Melissa Anderson – Executive Director
Brett Dumaw – YAC Representative
Seth Beagle – YAC Representative


  • Judy Albrecht
  • Andrew Barnes
  • Jay Barry
  • Louise Blasius
  • Lee Cork
  • Judy Ferguson
  • Joe Garcia

    Sean Hagey

  • David Hearsch
  • Duane Lange
  • Sue Meissner
  • Dorothy Ross
  • Erica Sheridan
  • Joanne Stoutenburg
  • Dave Tubbs
  • Gertie van den Goor
  • Scotty Wadsworth


Melissa Anderson – Executive Director
Laura Gyomory – Office Manager

For Good. For Ever.