Mt. Pleasant Area Community Foundation

For good. For ever.

Our mission is to enhance the quality of life for all citizens of Isabella County, now and for generations to come, by holding and attracting permanent endowed funds from a wide range of donors, addressing needs through grant making and providing leadership on key community issues.

David B. and Susan K. Keilitz Family Fund

Dave and Sue Keilitz came to Mt. Pleasant in 1960 to attend Central Michigan University (CMU). They fell in love with Mt. Pleasant and made their home here, raising two boys and establishing careers.

Dave coached baseball at CMU for 14 years, and then continued as Athletic Director for 10 more. Offered a job as Executive Director of the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) in 1994, the Keilitz family chose not to leave their beloved Mt. Pleasant. Instead, Dave took the position under the condition that the organization’s headquarters move to Mt. Pleasant. It was a homerun for ABCA and for our community.

Over the years, Dave and Sue have been very involved in the community, supporting organizations like McLaren Central Michigan, CMU, Immanuel Lutheran Church and the Mt. Pleasant Area Community Foundation. “Mt. Pleasant is a wonderful place and we strive to make it better, be it through service or financial contributions,” said Dave.

In December, 1999, they began the David B. and Susan K. Keilitz Family Fund, an unrestricted community impact fund. “We trust those who make decisions about grants from our fund,” stated Dave. “This way we are able to support the needs of the community as they change.” The Keilitz Family Fund has done just that, supporting the American Red Cross, Central Michigan District Health Department, Mt. Pleasant Public Schools, and Community Cancer Services, just to name a few.