Community Foundation Welcomes Two New Trustees
The Mt. Pleasant Area Community Foundation welcomes Rick McGuirk and Linda Morey to its Board of Trustees.
Born in Isabella County, Linda Morey has spent most of her life here. She raised four daughters (Terra, Krista, Gina and Laura) and returned to Central Michigan University in pursuit of classes for enrichment. In 2004, Linda obtained a Bachelor of Applied Arts degree with a major in photography, and a minor in art history. She has served on the Art Reach Board of Directors and is currently a member of the Board of Trustees, the Gallery Committee, and the Let’s Do Lunch Committee. Linda began volunteering at the Community Foundation in 2011 as a Reception Ambassador. In addition to spending lots of time with her five grandchildren, she serves as a member of the Women’s Initiative Committee, the Women’s Initiative Fund Advisory Board, and the Scholarship Committee. She will chair the Grant Review Committee this year.
“Serving on the Grant Review Committee since 2012 has given me more insight, and made me more aware of the special needs and issues that exist in our community,” Linda said. “I am grateful for the opportunity to serve on the Mt. Pleasant Area Community Foundation Board of Trustees, and look forward to being a good steward and advocate for the community, sharing my time and talents to make a positive impact in our community!”
A graduate of Mt. Pleasant High School and Central Michigan University, Rick McGuirk is the Operations Manager for United Apartments. He serves on the Development Board at CMU, the City of Mt. Pleasant’s TIFA/DDA Board, and Union Township’s Planning Commission. Rick has been a member of the Community Foundation’s Grant Review Committee since 2002, and his wife Julie serves on the Women’s Initiative Committee. Together, they have four children (Tom, Trevor, Tyler and Taryn) who keep them very busy.
“I’m so impressed with the work of the Community Foundation and how many parts of community life are touched by it,” said Rick. “I look forward to working with the other board members and staff to continue to grow the organization and improve our local community.”
Morey and McGuirk join twenty-two other community members who serve as Trustees representing a wide range of professional expertise and organizational experience. The Mt. Pleasant Area Community Foundation is a tax-exempt public charity that seeks 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. To learn more about the Community Foundation, visit www.mpacf.org.