The South Haven Community Foundation is honored to announce the establishment of the Amy and Tom Eubanks Simon Field of Interest Endowment Fund. The fund was created by Tom Simon in August of 2017 in honor of his wife Amy, who dearly loved the city of South Haven, Lake Michigan and the piers that enable so many of our community and visitors to enjoy the lake and its lighthouse.
Amy passed away in June of 2016 after a battle with cancer. Wheelchair bound for the last several years of her life her husband Tom devoted much of his life to ensuring Amy got to enjoy the things she treasured most. It quickly became apparent that taking a wheelchair out to South Haven’s Pier’s was risky if not outright dangerous. The South Haven Community Foundation, working with the City of South Haven and the Army Corp of Engineers came to an understanding on making repairs to the south pier that would make the pier significantly safer and more amenable to wheelchair and stroller access. While no firm timetable has been set, the city foresees some work beginning in 2018 to remove the iron obstacle covering the electrical line running to the lighthouse.
Grants from the endowment will continue to make improvements to the north and south piers from year to year. The foundation appreciates another opportunity for donors to make a difference in the South Haven community.