Community Involvement

Rotary Club of Ann Arbor

The Rotary Club of Ann Arbor is a well-known service club for service-minded individuals in Ann Arbor. Service to others and our community has been our mission since the club was founded in 1916.

The Rotary Club of Ann Arbor also supports the global effort to eradicate polio and malaria worldwide through Rotary International’s End Polio Now and Rotarian Malaria Partners programs. Our membership now stands at more than 250 members. We are one of the largest Rotary clubs in the state of Michigan and among the 35,000 Rotary clubs worldwide.

Mark has served RCAA in various capacities. He was previously a co-chair of the Junior Rotarian committee and currently serves on the Foundation Board as well as on the Investment sub-committee. He has served on the Board of Directors and is currently serving as the Club President thru 6/30/24.

Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation

In 1963, residents established the foundation as a permanent source of community capital in Washtenaw County. Think of us as a savings account for the community, with proceeds from our funds distributed to support nonprofits through grants and students through scholarships.

In more technical terms, AAACF is a tax-exempt public charity that helps individuals, families, groups, and organizations accomplish their philanthropic goals. Through a core team of our stafftrustees, and hundreds of volunteers, AAACF connects people, charitable causes, and permanent capital for community impact.

Mark currently serves on the Investment and Finance Committee at AAACF and began serving in January of 2015. His mother, Terry Foster, served as CEO and President of AAACF from 1988-1995 and his grandfather, Joe Foster, was one of the original founders of the AAACF in 1963.

City of Ann Arbor - Employees Retirement System

The mission of the Ann Arbor Retirement System is to protect and provide retirement benefits to members, retirees, and beneficiaries of the Retirement System.

The Retirement System will serve its members by the prudent administration of the plan and its benefits.

The Retirement System will provide accurate and timely information to its members in a courteous and professional manner.

Mark currently serves on the Board of Trustees of the Employees Retirement System and began serving in January of 2023.

Glacier Hills Senior Living Community

The Glacier Hills Foundation was established in 2006 and is responsible for soliciting funds in a professional and sensitive manner, ensuring funds are well managed and invested wisely, and guaranteeing funds are used in accordance with the donors’ intent. Its separate Board of Trustees assures stakeholders that a high level of quality and care is maintained in keeping with the Glacier Hills’ mission, and provides opportunities for more people to become involved in the life of Glacier Hills through board membership and committee positions.

The work of the Foundation directly and indirectly enhances Glacier Hills’ ability to open doors and change lives of residents, their families, and community members through philanthropy.

Mark currently serves on the Foundation Board of Directors and began serving in January 2018.