Stockbridge Area Educational Foundation
Officers and Directors
Jennifer M. Hammerberg, President
Ralph Schumacher, Vice President
Lyn St. Dennis, Treasurer
Jamie Bennett, Secretary
Jill Marie Ogden (Board of Education Appointment)
Laura Whitaker (School Employee Appointment)
To make donations to the Stockbridge Area Educational Foundation, apply for grants or scholarships please see below for additional information or contact Central Office at 517-851-7188.
How To Donate
Looking to donate to the SAEF?
There are several ways to donate:
- Attend our Annual Signature Fundraising Event: The Festival Of Tables
- Consider including us in your will. Below is a sample of the language you can include in your will.
- Donate Directly to the S.A.E.F. Contact any member of the Board or stop into the office at Smith, Heritage or Stockbridge High School. Or send us a donation via PayPal using the email StockbridgeFoundation@gmail.com
- Donate to The Jackson County Community Foundation for the sole benefit of the Stockbridge Area Educational Foundation:
Stockbridge Area Educational Endowment Fund
Munith-Fitchburg Veterans Memorial Scholarship Fund
Helen B. Mitteer Memorial Scholarship Fund
When you or your business makes a gift to one of The Jackson County Community Foundation’s endowment funds (such as the Stockbridge Area Educational Foundation funds named above), your contribution may be tax deductible? Please check with your Accountant regarding current Tax laws.
Sample Estate Language
I bequeath to the Stockbridge Area Educational Foundation of Stockbridge, Michigan, a Michigan nonprofit [501(c)(3)] organization, (dollar amount or a %) of my estate for deposit to the Foundation for scholarships and/or educational grants administered by the Foundation (Tax ID: 38-3621050). The Foundation is located at 100 Price Avenue, Stockbridge, MI 49285.
17th Festival of Tables Information
Unfortunately, SAEF has had to make the difficult decision to cancel the Festival of Tables for 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Our raffle was able to proceed as planned with the winner being chosen and live streamed via Facebook on March 21st 2020.
The winners are: 1st place Kathy Hamilton, 2nd Place Gary and Roberta Ludtke, 3rd Place Rich Mullins. Congratulations and thank you to everyone!
We have decided to postpone any type of on-line auction at this time.
16th Festival of Tables Winners 2019
Congratulations to the 16th Annual Festival of Tables Table Decoration Winners
Stockbridge Area Educational Foundation held our 16th annual fundraising event "The Festival of Tables" on March 23th, 2019 at Heritage School 222 Western Avenue, Stockbridge MI 48285.
First Place Winners:
Animal Blood Resources International
Second Place Winners:
Stockbridge Lions Club
Third Place Winners:
Stockbridge Community News.
Check out our Facebook page for photos
A special thanks to our corporate sponsors who helped off set the cost of hosting this event: American Title Company of Jackson, Mugg & Bopps, Granger Waste Services, The Schumacher Family and GE Foundation, Tracey Hernly of Coldwell Banker, Dalton & Zick builders, and Clogg Busters. If you would like to become a sponsor next year please contact us to let us know.
Contact: Jennifer Hammerberg email@example.com 517 206-4166
This is currently the Foundations only fundraising event. All proceeds are used to support the Stockbridge Community School district and the surrounding community via grants and scholarships. Last year we awarded over $16,000 in grants, over $18,000 in scholarships, $1,500 for Employee of the Year awards, and $14,000 in support of school administration approved programs/projects. The Stockbridge Community Schools serve the communities of Stockbridge, Gregory, Munith and parts of White Oak Township. We are a large geographic district of 125 square miles, serving a rural community of approximately 24,000 residents.
15th Festival of Tables Winners 2018
Congratulations to the 2018 FOT winners
First Place: Stockbridge Lions Club
Second Place: Animal Blood Resources
Third Place: Stockbridge State Bank
The event was held at Heritage School on Saturday, March 24, 2018. All the proceeds raised at the festival will be invested back into our community via scholarships and grants during the coming year. The evening was catered by St. Joseph Mercy, Chelsea, which provided amazing food! Decadent desserts were provided by Laura O’Brien Sweets & Treats.
Raffle: All cash prizes were awarded in 2018. Need not be present to win.
Watch for an opportunity to join us next year!
14th Festival of Tables Winners 2017
Congratulations 2017 Festival of Tables Winners
The Stockbridge Area Educational Foundation (SAEF) is proud to announce the Table Decorating Winners from the 14th annual Festival of Tables.
First Place: Lion’s Club
Second Place: Farmer’s State Bank
Third Place: Animal Blood Resource International
The event was held at Heritage School on Saturday, March 25, 2017. All the proceeds raised at the festival will be invested back into our community via scholarships and grants during the coming year. The evening was catered by St. Joseph Mercy, Chelsea, which provided amazing food! Decadent desserts were provided by Laura O’Brien Sweets & Treats.
The raffle, offering a 60″ 4K UHD TV or $500 cash, along with gift certificate winners are always favorites. Usually held the third Saturday in March. Watch for an opportunity to join us next year!
1st Place: Lion’s Club
2nd Place: Farmer’s State Bank
3rd Place: Animal Blood Resource International
Apply for Grants
Stockbridge Area Education Educational Foundation
100 Price Ave Suite A Stockbridge, MI 49285
517-851-7188 fax 517-851-8334
Grant Application Overview - The Stockbridge Area Educational Foundation reviews and awards grant applications each year on a quarterly basis as funds permit. The Foundation holds four quarterly meetings on the last Thursday of January, April, July and October.
Proposals received by the 1st of January, April, July, or October will be reviewed for funding by the Foundation Board of Directors at the next quarterly meeting. Only proposals that qualify according to the mission and purpose of the Foundation will be considered. Proposals that represent innovation, relevance, and originality will receive primary funding consideration. Requests that are recurrent may not be considered.
Foundation Purpose, Area Served: Purpose - To promote the education of area residents and to enhance the educational opportunities available to all its citizens. Area Served - That encompassing the Stockbridge Community School District.
Community Members - Please submit the application information listed below as an attachment, to: SAEF Grant Committee Chair at firstname.lastname@example.org, or, by mail to: Stockbridge Community Schools, SAEF Grant Committee Chair, 100 Price Avenue, Stockbridge, Michigan 49285
School District Staff - Please submit the application information listed below to your immediate supervisor for approval and delivery to the SAEF Grant Committee Chair at email@example.com.
1. Date of Application
2. Name of Applicant or Contact Person (Awarded Grants Are Not Transferable)
3. Title, Phone Number and Email of Contact Person
4. Mailing Address of Contact Person
5. One Sentence Summary of the Grant Proposal Including the Project Name
6. Number of Individuals Who Will Benefit from The Project
7. Total Project Cost, Estimated Budget, And Funds from Other Sources for This Project
8. Amount Requested (Once the Grant Request is Attained Any Residual Award Balance Returns to the Foundation)
9. Include the Following in Narrative Form:
a. Statement of needs to be addressed
b. Project description including goals
c. Description of target population and how its members will benefit
d. Implementation timeline
e. Individuals involved in the project and their roles
f. Describe project evaluation and how a brief synopsis will be shared with the Foundation
Apply for Scholarships
ATTENTION: DUE TO COVID-19 THE 2020 DEADLINE HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO MAY 1, 2020
Stockbridge Area Educational Foundation Scholarship application information:
The application deadline for SAEF scholarships is the Thursday before spring break. Send your completed application information, including letters of recommendation, to your high school counselor as a PDF attachment or use the online form. Please note that some scholarships may not be awarded every year and that scholarship awards may vary from the amount listed due to availability of funds.
To apply for scholarships sponsored by the Stockbridge Area Educational Foundation please provide the information numbered as items 1-15 listed below. As you read through the scholarships available please note that there are specific requirements for some. For example: The Don E. Krummrey Scholarship is for majors In Engineering, The Donna E. Schumacher Memorial Scholarship requires attendance at Michigan State University. In addition, the Munith-Fitchburg Veterans Memorial Scholarship requires further information. If you decide to apply for the Munith-Fitchburg Veterans Memorial Scholarship, please complete the information numbered as items 16 and 17.
Be sure to “Restate the Question” as you complete the application.
- Full name
- Residence address
- High School grade point average
- The educational institution you plan to attend.
- Date of acceptance if received.
- Your intended major field of study.
- Include a 300-word essay: “From your experiences with school, family, community, and volunteer service, what insights about yourself have you gained? How have those insights shaped your educational, societal, and career goals?”
- List and briefly describe your community service and extra-curricular activities. Include school or non-school related activities such as volunteering, sports, church, student organizations, and work.
- Include two letters supporting your application from members of the community, such as from a businessperson, church member, teacher, or mentor. Only one of these letters may come from a school district employee.
- List other family members who are currently attending an institution of higher education.
- How long have you attended Stockbridge Community Schools?
- Has your family filed a FASFA?
- List the scholarships for which you wish to be considered.
- (For use if applying for the Munith-Fitchburg Scholarship)
- (For use if applying for the Munith-Fitchburg Scholarship)
Stockbridge Area Educational Foundation Scholarship - Awarded to graduates of Stockbridge High School based on essay content, activity and achievements during high school, as well as letters of support. The award amount is usually between $250 - $1,000.
Laura M. Goodin Memorial Scholarship - Awarded to graduates of Stockbridge High School based on extra-curricular participation, GPA, and letters of support. Preference may be given to participants in Cheer. The award amount is commonly $250.
Munith-Fitchburg Veterans Memorial Post 525 Scholarship - Awarded to high school graduates from Stockbridge, East Jackson, or Grass Lake who live in, or have ties to the Waterloo Area. Priority is given to offspring of a member of the Munith-Fitchburg American Legion Post 526, or the offspring of a veteran. Essay and letters of support are also considerations. The award is intended for those who study a skilled trade or vocational training program or applicants to a college or university. The award amount is usually $1,000. *Award consideration requires you provide (as #16) the name and Post Number of relatives who have been members of the American Legion, or who are veterans, and (as #17) a paragraph describing your connection to the Waterloo Area.
Richard C. Howlett Scholarship - Awarded to graduates of Stockbridge High School based on college major; education, civics, or government. Also considered are essay content, activity and achievements during high school, along with letters of support. The award amount is commonly $1,000.
Don E. Krummrey Memorial Scholarship - Awarded to graduates of Stockbridge High School accepted at an accredited college or university majoring in engineering. Letters of support and GPA are also considerations. The usual award amount is $500.
Darwin D. Snider Memorial Scholarship - Awarded to graduates of Stockbridge High School for college, technical, or vocational training with an emphasis on (STEM) science, technology, engineering, or math. STEM related awards during high school, GPA, and letters of support are considerations. Commonly the award amount is $500.
Donna E. Schumacher Memorial Scholarship - Awarded to graduates of Stockbridge High School attending Michigan State University with a major in special education, elementary education, or mathematics education; or mathematics independent of a teacher-training program. Consideration will also be given to majors in the natural sciences independent of a teacher-training program. Essay statements and letters of support are additional considerations. The award amount is up to $5,000 divided equally between first and second semester following confirmation of MSU enrollment. An applicant interview prior to award consideration may be requested and family members are encouraged to attend.
Richard A. Hoard Memorial Football Scholarship - Awarded to graduates of Stockbridge High School based on extra-curricular participation, essay content, and letters of support. Preference may be given to football participants. The award amount is commonly $500.
Jamie Sue Outwater Memorial Nursing Scholarship - Awarded to graduates of Stockbridge High School who plan to major in nursing based on essay content and letters of support. The award amount is usually $250.
Hannah Lorraine Glair Memorial Scholarship - Awarded to graduates of Stockbridge High School based on essay content, letters of support, and school staff recommendation. Applicants must have a minimum 2.5 GPA, demonstrated community service, good personal qualities, and stated goal orientation. The award amount is commonly $500.
Bruce Wm. Brown Scholarship - Awarded to graduates of Stockbridge High School based on volunteer and community service activity during high school. Essay statements, years as a Stockbridge student, and letters of support are additional considerations. The award amount is usually $1,000.
Chris Kruger Memorial Scholarship - Awarded to graduates of Stockbridge High School for college, technical, or vocational training with an emphasis on emergency services/first responder training i.e. police officer, EMT (paramedic) or firefighter. Postsecondary career interest, volunteer experiences, and two letters of support are considerations. Commonly the award amount is $500.
Grant Whitaker Memorial Scholarship - Awarded to graduates of Stockbridge High School for continued education in a first responder training program or closely related field. The award amount is typically $500 but may be more depending on applicant needs, more than one award may be given per year.