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.

Sherwood Family Fund

The Sherwood Family Fund was established as an unrestricted fund in 2014 by Doris Sherwood to provide the Mt. Pleasant Area Community Foundation (MPACF) with funds that will be used to support projects and causes that need it the most, without restrictions.

Since the early 1960s, Doris has been an enthusiastic volunteer in the Isabella County community. With an active spirit for philanthropy, she has participated in fundraising projects for such entities as Central Michigan Community Hospital and Hospice, and has served on board such as the Chamber of Commerce and Red Cross. Professionally, Doris held several posts as president of state commercial real-estate organizations. She was a Realtor at Coldwell Banker Mt. Pleasant Realty, working as a commercial specialist with CCIM designation. She is also a longtime soloist and member of St. John’s Episcopal Church Choir.

Over the years, Doris has recognized that there are many projects and programs that come through MPACF which do not receive the grants needed due to fund restrictions. While there are a number of worthy cause funds, Doris believes an unrestricted fund could be the most helpful in these situations. “Leaving the fund open is is most important in that the Foundation can use the funds where the greatest need presents,” Doris said.

Doris has created this fund legacy in the spirit of continuing to serve the community and says ti feels good to know the fund will positively help the community for years to come. "The concept of a foundations is something I find worth supporting," Doris said. "It is nice to be able to have a lasting legacy that will help in so many ways."