A Partnership Approach

Don and Cookie (Florence-etta) Cook

The Cook Family Foundation was created by Donald and Florence-etta Cook out of their desire to do good. This philanthropy continues as a testament to their values of hospitality, investment in the future, and loyalty to people and place.

Incorporated in 1979, the Cook Family Foundation received its IRS 501(c)(3) status as a private foundation in 1980. The Cook Family Foundation serves as both a resource for the Shiawassee County community and as a catalyst for positive change. We seek to establish partnerships with nonprofits and other institutions, and through communication with the leaders of those organizations identify mutual objectives and grant opportunities.

The video below presents a more complete history of the Cook Family Foundation and its primary benefactor, Don Cook. His son, Bruce Cook, reflects on his growing up in Owosso and the legacy of his work as embodied in the Foundation.

The video is 14 minutes long.


[table] Thomas B. Cook, Yvette Collard

Executive Director, Associate Director
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Board of Directors

Bruce Cook President
Thomas CookSecretary and Treasurer
Jacqueline CookTrustee
Paul CookTrustee
Anna OwensTrustee


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