News & Events

Stronger Together Event Explores Hispanic/Latinx Culture and Experiences
On September 30, Fremont Area Community Foundation hosted its fourth Stronger Together Series virtual event with a conversation exploring what it means to be Hispanic/Latinx in Newaygo County. Carla Roberts welcomed the audience for her last Community Foundation event before her retirement as president and CEO on October 1. She explained the goals of the […]
College and Career Night Out: September 30
College and Career Night Out is a fun evening designed to help you explore college and career possibilities, gather scholarship information, and find out more about financial aid! There will be food, great informational sessions, and the opportunity to meet with representatives from colleges, universities, trade schools, career training programs, and military branches. Masks required. […]
Stronger Together Series: Unpacking Hispanic/Latinx Culture
After taking the summer off, the Stronger Together Series is back with an exciting event unpacking what it means to be Hispanic/Latinx in Newaygo County. Stronger Together Series: Unpacking Hispanic/Latinx Culture September 30 | Livestreamed | 6-7:30 p.m. Join us on September 30 to hear from a diverse and multigenerational panel of community members, led […]
An interview with Carla Roberts
At the end of September, our President and CEO Carla Roberts will retire after 10 years leading Fremont Area Community Foundation. Recently, we sat down with Carla as she reflected on her decade with the Community Foundation, what she is most proud of, what she will miss, and more. As you think back to when […]
YAC Prepares For a New Year
After 17 months of virtual meetings, our Youth Advisory Committee (YAC) kicked off a new school year with a teambuilding retreat at Camp Henry on August 4. Returning YAC members spent the morning getting reacquainted and taking part in activities that emphasized teamwork, communication skills, and facing challenges creatively. Together, YAC members navigated a group […]
Introducing Our New President and CEO
Fremont Area Community Foundation’s Board of Trustees has selected Shelly Kasprzycki as the organization’s new president and CEO, effective September 27, 2021. Kasprzycki will succeed Carla Roberts, who will retire at the end of September after 10 years with the Community Foundation. Kasprzycki, a lifelong Michigan resident, comes to the Community Foundation after most recently […]
New Trustees Elected
Fremont Area Community Foundation held its annual members meeting on June 17 where members elected two new trustees. Three incumbent trustees were also elected to new terms. Travis Bull and Susan Wente were each elected by members to join the Community Foundation board. Members of the Community Foundation are chosen by virtue of their leadership […]
Third Stronger Together Event Explores Poverty in Newaygo County
On April 22, community members gathered virtually with Fremont Area Community Foundation for Stronger Together: Life in the Margins. The event was the third in the Community Foundation’s Stronger Together Series, which began last November and will continue through 2021. Carla Roberts, Community Foundation president and CEO, welcomed attendees and introduced the series and the […]
Community Foundation Launches Nationwide Search for Next President and CEO
Fremont Area Community Foundation has announced the launch of a nationwide search for its next president and CEO. As announced in March, the Community Foundation has retained Kittleman & Associates, a national executive search firm specializing in the recruitment of CEOs for nonprofit organizations, to lead the search. Kittleman & Associates will partner with the […]
Stronger Together Series: Life in the Margins
In our community, thousands of residents have difficulty meeting basic needs such as housing, food, and healthcare. These challenges only increased for individuals and families because of the COVID-19 pandemic. But what does it actually mean to live in poverty in Newaygo County? To have your finances derailed by an unexpected expense? To work multiple […]