Onekama Education Foundation Fund
Give the Gift of Education

In 2005 the Onekama Consolidated Schools Educational Foundation created a permanent endowment fund and a pooled grant and scholarship fund at the Manistee County Community Foundation.  The goal was to promote academic excellence for students of Onekama Consolidated Schools and provide expanded opportunities for financial stewardship through the foundation.

Onekama Consolidated Schools Educational Foundation Endowment Fund

This fund was originally established in 1993 with the donation of the Warren Vaughn Tennis Courts.  To date, over $80,000 has been granted by this fund for projects that include Reading Stars, stage curtains, sound systems, as well as football field and track renovation. 

Onekama Consolidated Schools Educational Foundation Grant & Scholarship Fund

This is a pooled asset scholarship fund that allows for named scholarships to be awarded permanently, five years, or ten years depending on the initial donation.  There are currently two funds:  O’Rorke Memorial Scholarship and the Robert E. Fitch & Beverly J. Fitch Memorial Scholarship.



Gifts of any size from individuals, families, civic groups, businesses and foundations are needed and welcome.  Gifts may be made in the form of cash, stock, real estate, bequests or planned gifts.  Gifts may also honor the memory of a loved one or serve as a tribute to a friend, teacher, administrator or other school staff member.

Fund Raiser

To purchase Glenwood Restaurant's Cherry Mustard Vinaigrette go to: or visit MacBeth & Company in Onekama

One dollar of the purchase price will go to the Onekama Foundation Fund

Onekama Educational Endowment Funds are managed by:

Manistee County Community Foundation
77 Spruce Street • Manistee, MI 49660
phone: 231-723-7269

December 2005