A Legacy of Philanthropy

Justus and Paulina

The Justus and Paulina Stearns Legacy Award is presented each year to a special person that has demonstrated a strong commitment to the betterment of Ludington and the northern west Michigan area through charity and generosity. Recipients demonstrate vision and drive for the betterment and health of our area, as Justus and Paulina Stearns did over a century ago. 

Those honored with the Justus and Paulina Stearns Legacy Award, have a demonstrated history of philanthropy and are leaders in the community. Through their generosity they honor the Stearns’ legacy and ensure an improved community for future generations. 

The Justus and Paulina Stearns Legacy award will be presented annually at the Spectrum Health Foundation Ludington Hospital Benefit Ball.