Current Kantzler Foundation Trustees

Andrea Hales, President 1993
Trish Burns, Vice President 2017
Michael Hanisko, Treasurer 2016
Wayne Barber, Secretary 2018
Dominic Monastiere 1987
Debra K. Lutz 2017
Walter Szostak 2014
Rob Clark 2018


Past Kantzler Foundation Trustees

  Term of Service
Robert D. Sarow, Trustee Emeritus 2008 – 2016
Edward W. Bowen 1974 – 1976
Russell H. Smith 1974 – 1978
Arthur E. Hagen, Jr. 1974 – 1978
Louis W. Westover 1974 – 1983
Robbie L. Baker 1974 – 1995
Gordon Walker 1977 – 1978
Clifford C. VanDyke 1978 – 2007
Thomas J. Conway 1978 – 1982
Jack Steinmetz 1982 – 1987
Jerome Yantz 1993 – 2016
Meade Gougeon 1994 – 2008
Bryan Augustine 1996 – 1997
Michael Gray 1997 – 1999
Joe Sasiela 2000 – 2003
Ann Lingle 2004 – 2007
Valerie Roof 2009 – 2010
Maria Vos  

Community Impact

testimonial author Elizabeth C. Martin - Bay City Garden Club

"It is with deep gratitude and appreciation the Bay City Garden Club thanks the Kantzler Foundation for its generous support over many years. In 1975, the Bay City Garden Club visualized an arboretum along the Saginaw River as a gift to the city of Bay City for environmental, educational and ornamental purposes. The initial Kantzler donation in 1977 helped fund the arboretum's master design plan and to later install sidewalks and extensive landscape plantings. Further donations from the Kantzler Foundation helped create the Kantzler Memorial Arboretum and it was proudly dedicated to the community in 1981. A substantial Kantzler grant in 2011 helped complete the southwest section, and the 2014 dedication of the Kantzler Memorial Arboretum's Interpretive Center was made possible by another remarkable Kantzler grant. This Kantzler legacy is appreciated by Bay City residents and visitors now and will be there for future generations.

The Kantzler Memorial Arboretum is a beautiful contribution to all ages in our community, giving us a place to explore nature and spend time outside, helping create a necessary balance in our lives. This 21 acre jewel along the west bank of Bay City's Saginaw River has improved the quality of life in Bay County and the Arboretum will benefit the public for many years to come."

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The Kantzler Foundation provides financial support for charitable projects and programs that directly benefit the residents of Bay County in areas such as: education, science, arts, culture, human services, conservation, beautification and recreation.

Office Location

Pere Marquette Depot

1000 Adams St., Suite 200
Bay City, MI 48708
Phone: (989) 893-4438