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.

Steve and Sue Pung Family Fund

Longtime residents of Mt. Pleasant, Steve and Sue Pung believe in what the Community Foundation does to benefit local organizations and programs, and how they impact the community, both now and into the future. In 2015, they decided to establish a community impact fund, which make grants to charitable organizations and various programs that address the ever-changing needs of Isabella County. “What we might think of as a critical need today might not be the case five or ten years from now,” Steve said. “A community impact fund can stay relevant and have a significant meaning as needs change.” Steve and Sue believe that a community impact fund is well suited to the couple’s varied interests.

Retiring as President of Isabella Bank in 2016, Steve has served on numerous local boards, including Art Reach of Mid-Michigan, Chippewa Watershed Conservancy, First United Methodist Church, McLaren Central Michigan Hospital, Mt. Pleasant Area Chamber of Commerce, Mt. Pleasant Area Community Foundation, Mt. Pleasant Public Schools, and United Way of Isabella County. A retired dental hygienist, Sue is an active member of First United Methodist Church and P.E.O. (a philanthropic educational organization), serves on the board of Life Choices of Central Michigan, and has volunteered for professional, school, and community groups.

Steve moved to Mt. Pleasant in 1968 to attend Central Michigan University. He and Sue married in 1971 and made Mt. Pleasant their home. They have two daughters. Meredith and her husband Jon live in San Diego, CA with their two boys, Talan and Gray. Lindsey and her husband Scott live in Brighton, MI with their two children, Kendon and Annika.