Celebrating 35 Years!

In 1986, a group of community members recognized a need for adult literacy services and formed the Montcalm Area Reading Council. For 35 years, MARC has helped change lives through improved literacy. We invite you to celebrate this milestone with us! In our 35th year, our goal is to raise $10,000 for the MARC Endowment Fund. Additionally, this goal will be generously matched with a challenge grant from the family of Bill Cook. Bill was passionate about MARC and this challenge continues his legacy. 

YOU did it! You helped us reach our campaign goal!

With a matching grant from the Cook family, together we have raised $20,000 for the MARC endowment fund. Thank you for supporting MARC now and for years to come!

It’s not too late to celebrate with us. Every gift has a lasting impact! Here are the ways you can contribute: 

  • Send a check to Montcalm Area Reading Council, 200 W Judd St, Greenville, MI 48838. Please specify MARC Fund.

  • Donate to the MARC Endowment Fund online through the Greenville Area Community Foundation or send a check written to GACF, 101 N. Lafayette, Greenville, MI 48838. Be sure to indicate MARC Fund on the check memo or include a letter stating your intent.

Our Goal


35 Years Celebration Story Series

MARC History

1986- MARC is organized to address adult illiteracy in Montcalm County
1990– ESL (English as a Second Language) services are added
1994- MARC establishes endowment with the Greenville Area Community Foundation
1997– Lacking funding and a director, MARC tutors step up and keep things running
1998– MARC moves to the newly constructed Flat River Community Library
2006– Greenville’s Electrolux plant closes & MARC helps workers prepare for new jobs
2011- MARC celebrates 25 years
2019- MARC presents at the National Center for Families Learning Conference (NCFL)
2021- MARC celebrates 35 years

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