Tracey Lawson MacQuarrie Memorial Swim Scholarship

The Tracey Lawson MacQuarrie Memorial Scholarship has been set up to support the Sault area swimming community.  Funds will be used to support the Sault Competitive Aquatics Team (SCAT) that was so important to Tracey and her son Collin.

Tracey Lynn (Lawson) MacQuarrie, age 56, of Rhinelander, Wisconsin passed away Saturday, September 26, 2020 in Milwaukee surrounded by her loving family.

Tracey was born in Ironwood, Michigan on June 8, 1964 and was welcomed as the first daughter of Wilmer and Muriel (Galer) Lawson. She graduated from Sault High School with the class of 1982. She continued her education at Lake Superior State University where she earned her Masters in Business Administration. She became a mother in 1994 when she gave birth to her only child Colin. She worked at LSSU as an Administrative Assistant and Adjunct Instructor until 2014. She then moved to Rhinelander and worked at Nicolet College as an Administrative Professional and Office Technology Instructor.   

Tracey was a dedicated mother first and foremost. She treasured every moment with her son Colin and the two share an unbreakable bond. She was her son’s number one fan, biggest role model, and will continue to inspire him for the rest of his life. She loved spending time with her family and she made friends everywhere she went with her quick wit and vibrant personality. Her kind heart, zest for life, and ability to brighten the day endeared her to those that knew her. She enjoyed giving back to her community as a member and treasurer of PEO International and a volunteer at the Rhinelander Swim Club. Her hobbies included crocheting, quilting, and traveling. 

Tracey is survived by her son:  Colin MacQuarrie of Minneapolis, MN; her parents: Wilmer and Muriel (Galer) Lawson of Sault Ste. Marie, MI; her siblings: Trent (Kristine) Lawson of Brimley, MI, Tricia (Tim) Wilson of Brimley, and Troy (Angela) Lawson of Grand Rapids, MI; nieces and nephews: Ryan, Marissa, Justin, Sydney, Tyffanie, and JT.

A memorial service will be held at 4:00 PM on Monday, October 5, 2020, at C.S. Mulder Funeral Home in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan with Pastor Bill Rudd officiating. Friends may gather at the funeral home from 1:00 PM until the time of the service. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be left to the Tracey Lawson MacQuarrie Swim Scholarship through the Chippewa County Community Foundation. Tracey loved being involved with competitive swimming and she traveled across the country to watch Colin swim. This scholarship is being created to help aspiring young swimmers afford the opportunity to swim for the Sault Competitive Aquatics Team.


Whitney-Jo Anderson Memorial Dance Scholarship


The Chippewa County Community Foundation is pleased to announce applications are being accepted for the Whitney-Jo Anderson Memorial Dance Scholarship.  This scholarship pays $350 towards dance lessons and/or dance attire and open to dancers up to 12 years of age.  Applications can be picked up at Allure Dance Studio, Academy of Performing Arts, All Styles; All Occasion or click the button below to download.  Applications are due October 30th and should be emailed to [email protected] or mailed to CCCF, PO Box 1979, Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783.

Whitney-Jo Anderson loved life even though she battled a heart condition and cancer for her nine years on earth.   Anyone who met Whitney fell in love with her strong personality and positive attitude for life.  Her greatest passion was dance.  Her family created a legacy in her honor by establishing a dance scholarship in her name. 

If you have any questions, please contact Debbie Jones at 906-635-1046 or [email protected].

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Our mission is to inspire a philanthropic culture with our community to promote a thriving place to live, work and play.


The role of a Community Foundation is to provide for the FUTURE needs of the community by accepting donations to establish permanently endowed funds, and using the interest from these invested funds to benefit the community through grants for projects.

The Community Foundation is governed by a Board of Trustees and has a youth component, the Youth Advisory Council (YAC).

Our Community Foundation at a Glance
Established in 1994, the Chippewa County Community Foundation is one of more than 700 community foundations in the United States today. We serve Chippewa County, offering people a variety of ways to touch our community through philanthropic giving.

Board of Trustees

Debbie Jones, Executive Director
Kelly Freeman – Chair
Joshua MacDonald – Vice Chair
Erica Newland – Secretary
Alex Prater – Treasurer
Doug Laprade
Joshua Billington
Susan Kenn
Wilda Hopper
Krystle Gerzetich
Dan Dasho
Isaac McKechnie

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Our latest Audit Reports.

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The purpose of this Investment Policy Statement is to establish a clear understanding of the philosophy and the investment objectives for the Chippewa County Community Foundation (hereinafter, “CCCF”). This document will further describe the standards that will be utilized by the Finance Committee in monitoring investment performance, as well as, serve as a guideline for any financial manager retained.

Spending Policy

This Spending Policy Formula is applied against the net asset value of all endowed funds at the calendar year end of each year. Net asset value is after the investment and administrative fees have been paid.

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The Chippewa County Community Foundation is a nonprofit, community corporation created by and for the people of Chippewa County. We are here to help our donors make a positive impact on their community.

Three special features of Community Foundations

One: Personalized Service. We make giving easy and effective, accepting a wide variety of gifts and providing donors a number of charitable options. You can contribute cash, stocks, property, and bequests. You may also establish a fund in your name or in the name of a loved one. In most cases, your gift qualifies for maximum tax advantage under federal law.

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