Pellston Education Foundation


The mission of the Pellston Education Foundation is to enrich the learning opportunities of students of Pellston Public Schools through scholarships and grants.

In April 2021, Pellston alumnus Blake Wagenschutz (class of 2011) passed away in a motorcycle accident. His parents, Mark and Kim Wagenschutz, longtime coaches and teachers at Pellston, started receiving memorial funds for Blake. Knowing they wanted to create a legacy in honor of their son, they decided the funds would be used for scholarships for building and trades students at Pellston. In determining how to hold, invest, and distribute those funds, an even bigger legacy emerged, the Pellston Education Foundation. 


With a greater need at hand, a small group of people with a passion for Pellston and education came together to organize the Pellston Education Foundation, which will serve to enrich the education needs of Pellston students. 

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You can be a part of building the Foundation by joining the Founder's Corner. All donors contributing $250 or more by December 31, 2021 will be permanently named in the Founder's Corner.


Founder's Corner

Donations can be mailed to:
Pellston Education Foundation
172 N. Park St
Pellston, MI 49769
For more information contact

Meet the Board of Trustees:

Carlin Smith, President
Mark Wagenschutz, Vice-President
Sarah (Cleary) George, Secretary
Gennie Bricker, Treasurer
Larry Cassidy
Serenity Dankert
Tom Litzner
Pat Mallory
Stephen Seelye, Superintendent Pellston Public Schools