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Don & Marie Marzuki Family Foundation

Established 2009

Donie & Marie Marzuki
Donie & Marie Marzuki

This family foundation was established by Jack Marzuki in memory of his loving parents and siblings.

Like many other people, Don and Marie Marzuki were first generation Americans who achieved a successful and fulfilling life in the face of adversity, including the loss of a child to fire.

Don Marzuki (1895-1976) was employed as a milkman and Marie Marzuki (1901-1976) was a homemaker.

The purpose of the Don and Marie Marzuki Family Foundation is to assist people from other countries who experience great adversity in their lives.

Matching grants from the fund will be available as an incentive for local students to become involved in the financial support of needy children living in the lesser developed countries and to assist students responding to a natural disaster or need in those nations.

Through these experiences, it is hoped that local youth will develop a spirit of philanthropy that extends to other countries.

It also is the intent of this fund to encourage an understanding and appreciation of other cultures and nations.

A community foundation is a donor-driven organization that helps donors custom-design funds that reflect their charitable interests. Through the years, grants from these funds have made a significant impact on our local communities.

Sharon Stredde

President Emeritus

Being a part of the Community Foundation scholarship committee is the highlight of my year. For many, a scholarship from the Community Foundation is the reason they are able to continue reaching for their dreams and changing the future of our world. I hope each recipient knows just how inspirational they are to those of us who are lucky enough to read their stories.

Jessica Breugelmans

Board Member & Scholarship Committee Member

As a first-generation college student from a low-income family, I was worried about how I was going to pay for books and supplies. This scholarship will allow me to focus more on my studies instead of worrying about how to afford college. I am working to not only create opportunities for myself but to motivate future generations. Thank you so much for helping me along this journey!

Moises J.

Claude & Alice Allen Memorial Scholarship Recipient

…you can always start small, even $25 can make a difference. Remember we can’t take our money with us. Even if it’s just your gift of time. Volunteer and get involved.

Cris Anderson

Cristina & Thomas S. Anderson Endowment Fund | Tom & Cris Anderson Colonial Advisory Fund

We chose the Community Foundation because of its reputation. It’s well known, established and we can trust them to do the job for us.

Dick Schindel

Richard and Susan Schindel Scholarship Funds

Thank you very much for supporting my college education for these four years. I will never be able to repay you for the opportunity that this scholarship has given to me.

Julia H.

[Renewing Scholarship Recipient] Graduate of Hinkley-Big Rock High School

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