Celebrate Impact at the Community Foundation’s Annual Gathering

Community News |Sep 28, 2021|3 min read

Muskegon, Mich., September 28, 2021 — The entire community is welcome to “Celebrate Impact” at the Community Foundation for Muskegon County’s Annual Gathering on Thursday, October 7, 2021. The event invites everyone to come together and honor the work being done in Muskegon County to create a vibrant community with great opportunities for all.

Starting with a social hour at 5:00 p.m., attendees are invited to gather in the Western Avenue lobby of the Frauenthal Center for food, drinks, and fellowship. Three local food vendors who are all working to bring positive impact to our community – Kuntry Cookin’, The Only Cannoli, and Lively Up Kombucha – will be on site with complimentary drinks and snacks. A limited cash bar will also be available.

At 6:00 p.m., guests will be invited to gather in the Frauenthal Theater where they will hear updates from Community Foundation staff, as well as featured speaker and local leader Brianna Scott, on the life-changing power of positive impact in Muskegon County.

“If you want to live a fulfilled life, you have to see life through the lens of a servant of something greater than yourself,” said Brianna Scott, local attorney and entrepreneur. “Once you do that, your passions will lead you to exactly where God predestined you to be, making the ripple that builds the wave of impact that slowly but surely moves across the body of water you call community.”

The Community Foundation will also be announcing the recipient of their first ever Impact Award, recognizing an individual in the community who has gone above and beyond to advance education, foster a dynamic local economy, and promote prosperity for all. The winner will also receive a $5,000 grant to give to a local nonprofit or group whose work aligns with one or more of those focus areas.

“We are excited to introduce the new Impact Award at this year’s Annual Gathering,” said Todd Jacobs, Community Foundation president/CEO. “The award celebrates an individual who contributes to the success of community members and local businesses and who embodies the values of building hope and opportunity, fostering collaboration, and promoting an inclusive community. The first Community Foundation Impact Award recipient is most deserving.”

Tickets for this FREE event are available for pickup at the Frauenthal Box Office, Monday – Friday from 11:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. or online at Etix.com.

To keep everyone in attendance safe, wearing masks and social distancing are recommended inside the Frauenthal Theater. Masks and hand sanitizer will also be available at the event.