GOLF WITH US
The Saginaw Promise Zone Authority Board approved for the SPZA to establish a local college access network whose focus will be to develop a county-wide framework for post-secondary education and to provide direct assistance to students pursuing post-secondary degrees. Yet to be approved by the Michigan College Access Netowrk, the Saginaw College Access Network will be a body under the umbrella of the Saginaw Promise Zone Authority, comprised of people representing K-12, post-secondary, business, and the public sector. Understanding that the enrollment process, financial aid applications, and lack of support may serve as obstacles preventing high graduates from entering college, the Saginaw College Access Network will research and record strategies to address potential barriers.
MAY 23 AT THE FORTRESS FRANKENMUTH
THE SAGINAW PROMISE GOLF OUTING
Don't miss your first opporunity to dust off your clubs. Join us for a day of fun in the sun at the one and only Fortress in Frankenmuth, MI. For only $85 per person, or $340 for a team of four, you can be a part of the excitement that only the Saginaw Promise can offer. Last year we had a blast. This year promises to be even better with an 7:30-9:15am breakfast, and a 9:30am shotgun start. Dinner will be served immediately following golf and we promise to get you home by the end of the business day. Register on-line at svsu.edu/promise or call 989-755-0545. Cash, check, or credit cards accepted.
Magic Johnson with Kimberly Houston-Philpot and Saginaw Promise Scholarship recipients from left to right Channing McKay, Zacharie Burns, and Tyesha Clement.
MAGIC JOHNSON WOWS GUESTS AT PROMISE FUNDRAISER
NBA Hall of Famer Earvin Magic Johnson did it again. For the second year, the Saginaw Promise's The Magic of a Promise event, featuring the MSU and Lakers legend, was a night of excitement, entertainment, fun, and yes...Magic! With a $123,000 donation by Mr. Johnson and another $25,000 from SodexoMagic, the event raised $300,000 to support the Saginaw Promise Scholarship, nearly half of this year's goal.
"We truly appreciate Mr. Johnson," said Kendrick D. Kemp, Program Manager of the Saginaw Promise Zone Authority, "He has been a blessing to this community." The Saginaw Promise will provide tuition assistance to two cohorts of students this year, recipients receiving the scholarship for the second year as well as incoming freshman. Thank you to our sponsors, supporters, guests, and most of all, Mr. Earvin Johnson.
Local Auto Dealer donates $10,000 to the Promise
Gil Johnson, owner of Saginaw Valley Lincoln Ford on Bay Road in Saginaw, is no stranger to helping others. Humble in his giving, he is thankful that he has the means to help those in need. Recently, the businessman demonstrated his generosity with a $10,000 contribution to the Saginaw Promise. "It's an honor to be able to do this for young people," said Johnson, adding that he couldn't recall a similar program when growing up in the Detroit Public School System and appreciates that the Promise is available to help students in Saginaw.
Walmart Foundation donates $40,000
Recognizing the Saginaw Promise for its contribution to the community, the Walmart Foundation and the Michigan Advisory Council donated $40,000 to help support programming to eliminate barriers for college bound youth.
The announcement came following recent contributions by Nexteer Automotive and the St. Mary's of Michigan Foundation. In August, the Saginaw Promise Board unveiled a goal to raise $1 million to support scholarships for students living within the Promise Zone. Early contributions are serving as a pace setter for others as the community rallies behind education and post-secondary education as a means to foster economic and educational growth. Earlier in the year, the Walmart Foundation and Walmart stores donated $525 for the Magic of a Promise event. To donate click here.
College Access Network a "Next Step" to helping students and families
Invest in Saginaw Youth
Every dollar helps and is TAX DEDUCTABLE! Funding for the Saginaw Promise scholarship is raised through public and private donations. Saginaw Promise Partners include Sodexo, Chemical Bank, Citizens Bank, St. Mary's of Michigan,Team One Credit Union, Nexteer Automotive, the Saginaw Public School District, the Libraries of Saginaw, the Saginaw Schools Foundation and many more who share a vision for a better Saginaw. The Saginaw Promise accepts secure online donations. It's fast and easy and your personal information will remain private. Go to www.saginawfoundation.org.
1. Click on the "How to donate" button.
2. Select the "Saginaw Promise Zone Fund"
Donations may also be mailed to The Saginaw Promise c/o The Saginaw Community Foundation, 1 Tuscola Street, Suite 100, Saginaw MI 48607. For more information call (989) 755-0545.