|Upon the death of Wesley H. Maurer, Sr., the family established a fund within the Mackinac Island Community Foundation to honor his memory. Uses include the purchase of rare books for the Library, preserving historic photographs, maps, or books, or providing safe storage facilities.
"The fund is designed to reflect my father's interests in learning and in local history," said Wes Maurer, Jr. "and was established after his death as his lasting tribute to the Island.
We defined the fund so it could be used for practically anything related to books, photographs, documents and even for buildings or equipment that preserve these items. That way, local groups can find many creative uses for his legacy."