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Meet the New Funds of 2022

Updated: Jan 23, 2023

Sturgis Area Community Foundation is beginning the new year with 12 new funds. Each fund was established by donors in 2021 to support local needs in our community.

The New Funds

(click the arrow beside each fund to view more information)

Dr. Aurora DeCastro Scholarship Fund

Dr. Aurora DeCastro came to the United States from Cuba as a young girl. She received her undergraduate degree from LSU in Baton Rouge and earned her doctorate degree from the University of Wisconsin in Madison. Dr. DeCastro retired from Miles Laboratories in Elkhart, Indiana and went on to establish several new businesses. She holds multiple patents on inventions of her making. With her fund, Dr. DeCastro seeks to help others further their education and achieve their dreams.

Arseneau Memorial Fund Sponsored by the Open Door Gallery

Daniel E. Martin Fund

SNP Sturgis Building Trades Support Fund

James E. Riley Fund

Eric and Lynn Jones Family Fund

Todd D. and Diana L. Maynard Sturgis High School Music Program Fund

Metz/Christenson Family Fund

Eugene and Bobette Melchi Family Fund

White Pigeon Township Library Outreach Fund

Dr. Paul and Barbara Brothers Fund

Rosalie R. and Leonard L. Eishen Scholarship Fund

Through philanthropic services, strategic investments, and community leadership, Sturgis Area Community Foundation helps people support the causes they care about, now and for generations to come. For more information on grants or donor services, email

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