During the Midland Area Community Foundation’s annual Ripple Effect event on Oct. 16, Midland couple John and Sandy Bartos were recognized as the 2019 Philanthropists of the Year.

The Bartos, who have been mentors to us here at Cobblestone, have been extensively involved in the Midland community for over three decades.

John & Sandy were involved in building several of Midland’s treasured landmarks, starting with the Midland City Hall and in 2007 the company they founded, Three Rivers, was chosen to build the Loons’ state-of-the-art stadium, Dow Diamond. Cobblestone has been fortunate enough to work with the Bartos as the developers of our new CopperLeaf neighborhood.

The event also served as an opportunity for the foundation to highlight the community’s support and the impact of their philanthropy. With the support of local leaders, Midland residents and volunteers the Midland Area Community Foundation has been able to invest approximately $5 million in 2019 to projects and causes throughout Midland County.

Congratulations to John and Sandy and everyone at the MACF. The work you are doing in the Midland community is amazing!