Robert D. Sarow Named Trustee Emeritus

At the June, 2016 Board of Trustees Meeting, the contributions of Robert D. Sarow to The Kantzler Foundation were recognized and he was named Trustee Emeritus of the Leopold J. Kantzler Foundation. Mr. Sarow was a young attorney in the early 1970s and encouraged his client, Mr. Leopold J. Kantzler to establish a charitable foundation – and then worked to facilitate its creation.

Mr. Sarow also served as secretary to The Kantzler Foundation from its inception in 1974 until 2008, then as a Trustee from 2008 to 2015.

Community Impact

testimonial author Shirley Roberts - BaySail

"In the year 2000, trustees of the Kantzler Foundation took a chance on a brand new organization that promised to educate children about our environment and to build character in at-risk youth from the deck of a tall ship. The Foundation’s initial grant helped BaySail purchase a new set of sails for Bay City’s tall ship Appledore IV and an additional pool of funds allowed local teachers to bring their students aboard for a SCIENCE UNDER SAIL learning experience.

The Foundation later provided a grant for the purchase of a second vessel to support the growing demand for BaySail’s programs. Today, images of Appledore IV and Appledore V adorn the sides of buildings and have come to represent Bay City. BaySail programs have reached more than 43,000 students and introduced thousands more to our waterfront community, thanks to the vision and investment of the Kantzler Foundation. We think Mr. Kantzler would be proud!"

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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
Email: kathy@kantzler.org