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 attracting and holding permanent endowed funds from a wide range of donors, addressing needs through grant making and providing leadership on key community issues.

Gladys and Donald Mitchell Family Fund

Gladys and Donald Mitchell both grew up in Reed City and enjoyed giving back to their community. They are the parents of four children, who lived in Mount Pleasant where Gladys always strived to be a good mother.

After Donald passed away, Gladys wanted the opportunity to give back, just as her husband had done in the past. She was an active volunteer at Central Michigan Pregnancy Services for 15 years, and hopes to continue to support local residents and cast a positive influence on others.

The Gladys and Donald Mitchell Family Fund is a donor advised fund, which means Gladys may make funding recommendations to support her choice of local causes. Through the fund, Gladys hopes to help a variety of ministries because she believes everyone can use a little help at one time or another. “This life can be very brief, but it’s fun being a Christian and giving back,” she said. Gladys loves children and enjoys watching them grow into adults. In the past, she has donated time and money to Heart Cry International, which proved to be a rewarding experience.  Gladys hopes to continue to build the fund into the future to donate to local organizations and charities.