We Encourage Forward Thinkers
Education is a priority. Our focus areas are pre-K through higher education, with an emphasis on education readiness, and STEM curricula. We’re also involved in a statewide effort to encourage students to consider STEM careers through Michigan FIRST Robotics
. We foster creative approaches to early childhood development like the Great Start Collaborative Traverse Bay’s 5toOne
initiative and Imagination Library
Last year we donated
more than $500,000 to support early-childhood programs across Michigan. We also support higher education in Michigan such as Grand Valley State University and Michigan State University.