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.

Glen and Kathy Blystone Learn to Swim Fund

Glen and Kathy Blystone have been active members of the Mt. Pleasant community for more than 30 years.  Kathy has been a chemistry instructor at Central Michigan University, and Glen has been active in his accounting profession.

Established in 1995, the Glen and Kathy Blystone Learn to Swim Fund is one of the oldest funds of the Mt. Pleasant Community Foundation, and was created to support efforts to promote water safety and drownproofing for children and adults in Isabella County through swimming instruction.

Through their experiences as lifeguards, Glen and Kathy have developed a passion for children and adults learning to swim. The fund will provide grant money to organizations offering “Learn to Swim” classes so that all community members may benefit from this kind of instruction. Long term, the Blystones hope to help the community see the importance of a public pool facility. They believe that many lives can be saved by proper swimming instruction.