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Bavarian Inn Lodge's Martha Zehnder Kaczynski Honored with Outstanding Volunteer Funder Award
By: Bavarian Inn
The Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser Award is a testament to Zehnder Kaczynski's unwavering dedication to philanthropy and her exceptional contributions to the community. This esteemed accolade acknowledges individuals who have demonstrated outstanding leadership, commitment, and success in fundraising efforts to support charitable causes with exceptional skills in coordinating and motivating groups of volunteers for fundraising projects.
Martha Zehnder Kaczynski's tireless commitment to philanthropy has left an indelible mark on the community. Her passion for making a difference and her innovative approaches to fundraising initiatives have significantly impacted numerous charitable organizations which is evident by the giving circle she coordinated for nine year, Saginaw Leadership Cares. SLC was the 2014 class project for the Leadership Saginaw program through the Saginaw Chamber of Commerce.
Zehnder Kaczynski's remarkable achievement underscores the Bavarian Inn's longstanding commitment to social responsibility and community engagement. Her leadership and philanthropic endeavors have fostered a culture of giving back and making a meaningful difference in the lives of others.
In accepting this prestigious award, Martha Zehnder Kaczynski expressed her gratitude and shared, "The Saginaw Leadership Cares giving circle was fortunate to partner with the Saginaw Community Foundation. Over the last 9 years, we heard from 81 organizations and awarded funds to 27 Saginaw County 501©3 organizations totaling $155,827.97. It was an honor to organize and lead this giving circle to see how we are helping our community and neighbors."
About Bavarian Inn Lodge: For over 37 years, nestled along the banks of the Cass River in Frankenmuth, is one of the state's largest indoor water park hotels. The Lodge, currently managed by the 4th generation Bavarian Inn Zehnder family members, has 360 European-themed guest rooms, including whirlpool and family suites, an adult-only pool and whirlpool, two gift shops, two lounges and two restaurants — all under one roof. The expansive 35,000 square foot Family Fun Center houses two thrilling water slides, three pools and two whirlpools, over 160 video and redemption games, a two-level children's play village and Willy's Kingdom indoor mini-golf course. Guests can also enjoy live, nightly entertainment year-round and test their own musical skills during weekend family karaoke shows. In over 37 years of business, the Bavarian Inn Lodge has been an important destination for travelers, evidenced by the 2.5 million room-nights that have been booked there since its opening, along with its top rating on TripAdvisor®