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.

Stegman Family Fund

The Stegman Family Fund was established by Harold and Kimberly Stegman on February 23, 2012. The earnings from this endowed fund will help improve, preserve and protect natural resources in the state of Michigan and the Great Lakes.

"Everyone should have something they want to leave as their legacy and I would like to have the Stegman name known for its passion and love of the outdoors," said Harold.

The Stegman Family Fund concept was developed by Harold while visiting his grandfather’s old homestead in Northern Lake Superior. Harold’s grandfather, Holger Johnson, was a commercial fisherman on an island based out of Chippewa Harbor before and after it became Isle Royal National Park. Harold’s mother, Nancy (Johnson) Stegman, has kept the family heritage alive on Isle Royal in partnership with the national park service. After enough funds were secured to preserve the last standing building at the family’s location there was a dedication presented and the family history will be there for years to come. With this in mind, Harold decided to start a fund that would preserve and enhance the natural resources that the Stegman family loves.

“It is our hope that projects such as the one on Isle Royal will be made possible,” said Harold. “The importance of the fund reaches further than just our passion for the outdoors. It is also important to protect natural areas and resources for everyone to enjoy.”

Harold was raised in Isabella County and graduated from Mt. Pleasant High School in 1979. After graduating he went to work for his father’s radio communication business, Pro Comm Inc. Harold is now the owner and operator of Pro Comm Inc. Kimberly Stegman is the principal of Winn Elementary School and the special education director for Shepherd Public Schools.

Harold has remained involved in the Mt. Pleasant community through his participation as a Shepherd Public Schools Board of Education member for 16 years, Isabella County 911 Governing Board member and served on the Central Michigan Hospital Board of Directors. Harold and Kimberly have two children, Tyler and Haley.