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Honoring Decades of Service

Walter Fisher was chosen as the fourth recipient of the Jack Clark Philanthropy and Service Award for his 30 years of selfless dedication to the well-being of McLaren Northern Michigan.

Brothers Honored for Generations of Giving

The late John S. Clark was an attorney and civic leader. Born in Bad Axe, Michigan, he practiced law in the Detroit area until moving to Petoskey in 1946 and sat on the Foundation board from 1985 - 2003. His strong sense of civic duty and deep commitment to helping the people in our communities made him a legend to many.

The Long Road Home

A Christmas tradition for the Fernandez family of Orlando, Florida, quickly turned nightmarish when Carlos Fernandez, father and husband, took a serious fall on the ski slopes.

How Do You Define Generosity?

Jim Offield, longtime Harbor Springs resident, continued the tradition of giving established by his family in 1977 by recently donating $500,000 to McLaren Northern Michigan Foundation as an unrestricted gift — in other words, funding for the area of greatest need.

Honoring Decades of Service

Betsy and Bill Saal had summered in Harbor Springs for the past forty years, and their relationship with the hospital goes back to the early 1980’s when Bill was first approached to help with the Foundation.