On April 22nd over 60 community members participated in the 24th Annual Ludington Lake Jump at Stearns Park.    The skies were cloudy, the sun peaked out occasionally, and the temperature was a cool 42 degrees.
This year the Mason County Youth Advisory Council were the fortunate beneficiaries.  Their initial goal was to raise $20,000, but they quickly amended it to $60,000 once the process began.  Pennies from Heaven readily agreed to match up to $30,000 raised.  Many local businesses and individuals did not hesitate to support their endeavor and a resounding $60,603.01 was raised.  The goal was met!
In May (this month) the Youth Advisory Council will film their PSA on teen stress.  Be sure to look for it at our local AMC theater this summer, as well as on social media.   Additionally, their endowment will be increased, allowing them to provide more grants to help local youth.

The Youth Advisory Council would like to thank: 
The Ludington Lake Jump board for providing this opportunity, Synergy Media for the on-air promotions and interviews, The Community Foundation for all of their support,And Pennies from Heaven for making the goal achievable.


The Youth Advisory Council is a special “youth as grantmakers” project of the Community Foundation for Mason County. The YAC is made up of student representatives from Mason County schools and supported by adult advisors. The YAC engages young people in solving real problems affecting their communities and peers. This group of young people is Mason County’s own local panel of experts regarding youth issues who provide recommendations to the Community Foundation’s board of directors about grants to be awarded from the fund each year. The YAC meets monthly during the school year to carry out their work.

Thanks to the generosity of the
Pennies from Heaven Foundation,
your donation could have
double the impact through a
$30,000 match!



William & Anna Anderson
Big Apple Bagels
Carlos Alvarado Law PC
Claire & Massie, LLC
Erin Doan Insurance Agency, Inc.
Foxy’s Fabulash
Great Lakes Casting Corporation Foundation
Griswold Family Dentistry
Hankwitz Heating & Air Conditioning
John Lipa
Lake Michigan Carferry Service
Mike & Jeanne Oakes Fund
NorthStar Chiropractic
Optimist Club of Ludington Youth Fund
Preferred Credit Union
Andrew Reisterer, DDS
Smith & Eddy Insurance, Inc.
Melissa Stowe-Lloyd
Thrivent Financial
Thompson, Thompson & Glanville, PLC
Dr. Nizar & Zelal Umran


Autrey Family
Cottage Works
Dusty’s Auto Body & Detail
House of Flavors
Mason County Democratic Party
Metalworks, Inc.
Oakview Medical Care Facility
Patty Smith

Premier Heating and Cooling
Scottville Optimist Club
Statewide Rental


Ahlgren Lawn Care
Carol Nunn Nelson Fund
Community Foundation for Mason County

Hardman Contruction, Inc.
Michigan Power Limited Partnership

Robert R. & Joan Hasenbank Fund
The Brill Company

West Shore Bank


Pennies from Heaven
Synergy Media, Inc.

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