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.

Montabella Community Schools Education Fund

The Montabella Community Schools Education Fund was established on March 30, 2012 by Ron and Sharron Farrell.  The fund was established to provide Montabella Community Schools with financial support to enhance educational learning opportunities for the district’s students. The Montabella Community Schools Education Fund will grow and expand to allow for school assistance in a variety of ways to strengthen teaching and learning.

“The need to improve learning opportunities is ever apparent and the resources to do so are always in need.  Higher education depends heavily on donated funds; the need is no less in K-12 school districts,” said Ron.

Ron has lived in Isabella County his entire life.  He was born in Blanchard and attended Blanchard School from kindergarten through 12th grade.  He received a Bachelor of Arts degree and Educational Specialist degree from Central Michigan University and a Master’s degree from Michigan State University. Ron served as an administrator in the district for 41 years having been a principal for 34 years and superintendent of schools for the final seven years.

Sharron was born and raised in the Remus area and graduated from Remus High School.  Sharron has both a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree from Central Michigan University in addition to training as a medical technologist from Elkhart Institute of Technology.  Sharron taught in the Chippewa Hills School District for 25 years after which she retired only to return to the district as an administrator.  Ron and Sharron reside in rural Blanchard and have two sons, Patrick and Keegan.