Foundation Votes in Two New Trustees

On May 24, the Midland Area Community Foundation voted in two new Trustees and recognized two retiring Trustees. Two new community volunteers have been voted into Trustee positions on the Midland Area Community Foundation Board.

Sam Howard Sam Howard

Sam Howard joined the Midland Area Community Foundation Board of Trustees this year. Sam Howard resides in Gladwin with his wife Sharon and daughters Madison and Skylar.  He is a financial advisor in Midland with Wells Fargo Advisors and is part of the Stolz/Howard Wealth Management Group there.  He has served on the Gladwin County Endowment Fund Advisory Committee for the past year. In his spare time he coaches his daughter’s basketball team, attends his daughters’ sporting and school events and enjoys hunting and fishing

Judith Rapanos Judith Rapanos

Judith Ann Rapanos is a well- known and active community volunteer.  In 2003, she was appointed by President GeorgeW. Bush to serve on the National Council of Museum and Library Services where she served until 2009.  She serves on the board of the Michigan Humanities Council and is a Past Chair .

Judith Rapanos is the past Chair of the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs, The National Assembly of State Arts Agencies and the Midland Center for the Arts.  In addition, she has served Ernie Wallace Memorial Blood Bank, Midland Community Cancer Services and the Voluntary Action Center.  She continues to be active in the Midland and Great Lakes Bay Region in arts and culture as well as maintaining an active volunteering role at the Mid-Michigan Medical Center Gift Shop.

Both Trustees are eligible to serve for two full three year terms.  “We’re looking forward to the insight, leadership and expertise that Sam and Judy will bring to our Board of Trustees,” said Jim Hop, Board Chair.

The two new volunteer Trustees are taking the positions held by Tom Erickson and Scott Govitz, both of whom have retired from the Board.  The Midland Area Community Foundation recognizes the significant contributions of both Trustees during their service and looks forward to their continued involvement in the community.