Board Member’s Teen Memories Renew Community Engagement

It was good schools that enticed Jack and June Stanley to build a new home for their family in West Bloomington in the 1960s. For their son John who made the move in middle school, Bloomington became much more than teachers, books and grades; Bloomington became an idyllic place to grow up and learn about community. Years later John’s memories of those teenage years in Bloomington renewed his interest in community involvement, particularly looking into how to find a way to help solve the problem of homelessness in Bloomington.

John was an involved teen and he served as a council member and chairperson on the City of Bloomington Youth Council, an organized group of 18-20 high school students representing the area schools. He also served on the Bloomington Youth Commission. John’s involvement gave him the opportunity to meet leaders of the community, like Gil Williams, who was chairperson for the Bloomington Youth Commission and a former Jaycees president (1966-67), and Larry Granger, the Personnel Director for the City of Bloomington and Assistant to the City Manager. The teen-led council met regularly, had a budget and developed an agenda. For the most part they were self-governing. Their top priorities were hosting summer dances at the Knights of Columbus Hall and creating a teen center. Times were good.

It was only after John graduated from Lincoln High School in 1970 and moved away from Bloomington that he witnessed social and racial problems and encountered people living very differently than his friends back home.

“The 60s came late to Bloomington,” said John. “If we had I didn’t know about it.”

John eventually returned to Bloomington many years later. He bought and moved into his parent’s home, moved his office to […]

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David Fong receives 2013 Legacy Award

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TBC Channel 14 – Bloomington Community Foundation Legacy Award – David Fong

The Sixteenth Annual Bloomington Legacy Award Recipient is David Fong. The award ceremony and reception were held on Thursday, November 14, 2013 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm at the Hilton Bloomington, 3900 American Boulevard West, Bloomington.

The Bloomington Channel (TBC-14) covered this event and will air the recording on the following dates:

Monday 23rd of December 2013 11:00:00 PM

Tuesday 24th of December 2013 05:00:00 AM

Tuesday 24th of December 2013 11:00:00 AM

Tuesday 24th of December 2013 05:00:00 PM

Saturday 28th of December 2013 07:00:00 PM

Sunday 29th of December 2013 01:00:00 AM

Sunday 29th of December 2013 07:00:00 AM

Sunday 29th of December 2013 01:00:00 PM

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2013 BCF Legacy Award Winner: David Fong

The Sixteenth Annual Bloomington Legacy Award Recipient is David Fong. Please join us at a reception on Thursday, November 14, 2013 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm at the Hilton Bloomington, 3900 American Boulevard West, Bloomington.

Cash Bar, complimentary hors d’oeuvres from Hilton Bloomington. $25 per person suggested donation.

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2013 Legacy Award Presentation

Presentation of the 2013 Bloomington Community Foundation Legacy Award will be held at the Bloomington Hilton (494 & France Ave) on November, 14th 2013 beginning at 5:30pm.

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2012 BCF Legacy Award Winner: Vonda Kelly

Presentation of the 2012 Bloomington Community Foundation Legacy Award will be held at the Bloomington Hilton (494 & France Ave) on November, 8th 2012 beginning at 5:30pm.

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Donate to Bloomington Community Foundation on GiveMN.org

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