In a poignant tribute to the late Mary Snustad, whose passion for teaching preschool children left an indelible mark on countless lives, her husband, Jerry Snustad, is establishing the Mary Snustad Preschool Scholarship Fund at the Grand Rapids Area Community Foundation.  This fund will serve as a heartwarming tribute to her work, continuing her legacy in the realm of early childhood education. Through this fund, Jerry hopes to keep her spirit alive by supporting preschool education for children.

The primary initiative of the fund is to offer scholarships to preschool children, enabling them to attend preschool and gain a strong foundation for their educational journey.  This endeavor reflects Mary’s heartfelt desire to provide quality education and ensure that every child has the opportunity to flourish in a nurturing learning environment.   Once the fund has built capacity, it will start issuing scholarships for area children to attend preschool.

Friends, family and community are invited to contribute to the fund, furthering the mission of enriching the lives of young learners in memory of Mary.  If you are interested in donating to the Mary Snustad Preschool Scholarship Fund, you can donate online at the Grand Rapids Area Community Foundation’s website, click on Donate and select Mary Snustad Preschool Scholarship Fund. You can also mail or drop off donations to the Grand Rapids Area Community Foundation at 350 NW 1st Avenue, Suite E, Grand Rapids, MN 55744.