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    Michigan Veterans Trust Fund Board of Directors

    The Michigan Veterans Trust Fund was created in 1946 from $50 million in postwar reserve funds. In 1996, the Veterans Trust Fund was provided additional protection by being added to the State Constitution with voter approval of Proposal C. The Veterans Trust Fund was established to provide grants for the emergency needs of veterans.

     

    The Veterans Trust Fund, utilizing approximately $2 million of interest earnings from the trust, administers the Emergency Grant Program.Emergency Grants are available to honorably discharged war time service veterans and their dependents during times of unforeseen and short term financial emergencies or hardships.

     

    Veterans Trust Fund grant policies and adjudication, county committee appointments and expenditure from trust earnings are governed by a seven-member, governor appointed board of trustees nominated by statutorily designated state veteran service organizations and three Independent appointments representing veterans for staggered three year terms.

     

    The Veterans Trust Fund also functions as the state central repository for DD-214s (copy 6) since 1979 and maintains separation documents of Michigan veterans granted state service bonuses from WWI, WWII, Korean Conflict, and the Vietnam War.

     

    Statute

     

    Public Act 9 of 1946, MCLA 35.603

     

    Contact Information

     

    Anne Dutcher

    Director

    Email: dutchera@michigan.gov 

     

    Members

     

    John James, Farmington Hills

    Veterans

    Term ends 2/25/15

     

    Marita Okerstrom, Traverse City

    Veterans

    Term ends 2/25/15

     

    Barry Wood, Hastings

    Represents the American Legion

    Term ends 2/25/16

     

    Robert Williams, Benton Harbor

    Represents Veterans of Foreign Wars

    Term ends 2/25/16

    Shawn Wilson. Lincoln Park
    Represents Disabled American Veterans
    Term expires 2/25/17

    Jason Biber, Brighton
    Marine Corps League, a Congressionally chartered veteran service organization
    Term ends 2/25/17

    Charles Kosal, Oxford
    Veterans
    Term ends 2/25/17

     

     

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