Rotary Club of Traverse City is formed.
Camp Greilick property is purchased.
Rotary Camps & Services is formed to steward land purchases.
A trust is established with the regional Boy Scout Council for Camp Greilick.
Oil is struck at Camp Greilick. Rotary Charities is formed the following year to distribute oil and gas revenue to community causes. An exceptional 40% royalty fee is collected, as negotiated in the oil and gas lease by Rotarian Al Arnold.
Rotary Charities gives its first grants.
Park Place Hotel is purchased out of bankruptcy court and is operated by Rotary Charities until 1996.
The Matching Gift Program is established to encourage Rotarians to support local organizations by matching their donations with Rotary Charities funds.
Grand Traverse Regional Land Conservancy and Grand Traverse Regional Community Foundation (GTRCF) are incubated.
4 regional trail organizations are convened to form TART Trails.
The Edwards Boardman River Conservation Endowment is created at GTRCF with the proceeds from property sales.
A $2.5 million gift establishes the Rotary Endowment (fka Matching Gift Program) at GTRCF. The endowment is expanded to include every Rotary in the five counties.
$1 million is granted to State Theater Group to create a downtown performing arts center.
Rotary Charities commits to existing in perpetuity.
The Howard and Mary Dunn Edwards Preserve is created at Grand Traverse Regional Land Conservancy.
$1 million is granted to Northwestern Michigan College to construct Great Lakes Water Studies Institute.
NorthSky Nonprofit Network was created with a grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation to strengthen the capacity of nonprofit organizations with courses and consultant support.
Rotary Charities leads community input efforts into the Grand Vision, an ambitious, collaborative 8+ year effort to identify and implement priorities across the region.
Funds are raised for the Boardman River Dam Removal and Restoration Project.
Rotary Charities leads a collaborative of regional funders to renovate Clinch Park and Traverse City’s West Bay waterfront.
After the dissolution of the State Theater group in 2006, Rotary Charities signs the deed for the State Theater over to Traverse City Film Festival, who is made the official owner and operator.
$250,000 is granted to Rotary International’s End Polio Now campaign.
A $1 million grant from Rotary Charities is used to purchase a former coal dock across the street from a parcel of land donated from Mike and Rhea Dow in 2006, to complete the Discovery Center on Grand Traverse Bay.
The first Impact Investments are made.
Rotary Charities shifts its grantmaking program away from funding individual organizations to meet their missions toward supporting collaborative solutions for complex problems and building up communities.
Rotary Charities receives its first bequest gift: $1 million from the estate of Charles Fultz.
Rotary Charities pilots partnership with Northwestern Michigan College to offer some of NorthSky’s technical capacity building programs.
The Leadership Learning Lab, a professional development program for nonprofits across 10 counties in lower Northern Michigan, is launched in partnership with 10 community foundations and the Frey Foundation.
Discovery Center Great Lakes becomes a separate 501(c)3 as a wholly owned subsidiary of Rotary Camps & Services. Discovery Pier opens to the public.
Camp Greilick becomes Greilick Outdoor Recreation and Education Center (GO-REC) and opens to the public for the first time, following the long tenure of the Boy Scouts.