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Sgt. D's Foundation
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Sgt. D's Foundation
Sgt. D's Foundation
Sgt. D's Foundation Golden Pin Bowl-A-Thon
Sgt. D's Foundation
Sgt. D's Foundation
paying forward to our communities through interactive charity events

"I thought everything was going to be ok when my son was born. I had a huge surprise when Dane was brought into this world. He had a heart disease and open heart surgery at 9 days old. I ended up staying at The Children's Hospital in Denver for 4 months. There was no way I could work. I needed to be with my baby.

With help from Sgt. D's, I did not have to worry about anything except my son and for that I am grateful. They raised enough money for my family that we didn't have to lose our car or apartment. There are no words I can say to explain how much that helped us to be there 100% for Dane. Thank you Sgt. D's!"

- Sara K.
About Us

Sgt D’s Foundation was created by a young man who served as a Sergeant in the U. S. Marine Corps from 2001 to 2005. While serving in Iraq, Michael T. DeBolt witnessed the effects of poverty, sadness, illness, and loneliness. He watched as individuals and families struggled to live their lives as normal as possible through difficult times. Upon his return, “Sgt D” made it his mission to lend a hand to others who may feel they have nowhere else to turn. With the help of an all volunteer board, Michael created Sgt. D’s Foundation to serve the West Michigan community as a public charity – hosting fun and interactive events year-round.

Officers & Volunteer Board
Cinda DeBolt
Cinda DeBolt
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Chairperson / Public Relations Director

Cinda and her husband Mike have lived in the Grand Rapids area for over 30 years. They have raised two wonderful young adults, Michael and Mariann. Cinda has been an active member of our community as founder and past director of the West Michigan Military Family Support Group. She created this non-profit group to support families while their loved ones were so far away from home. She organized and promoted “Operation Pillow Talk” events and many other benefits raising money to mail thousands of personalized, hand-decorated pillows to active military across the globe.

Cinda has worked in public relations, promotions, marketing, event planning and customer service. She works for Koeze Company in Grand Rapids, MI as a Customer Service Manager. Cinda enjoys spending time with her family, especially her beautiful granddaughters. She also enjoys kickball, dodgeball, karaoke and photography.

Maria Wiest
Maria Wiest
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Treasurer

Maria was born, raised, and currently resides in Grand Rapids Michigan. She is the Retail Administration Coordinator for Macatawa Bank in Holland Michigan. Maria is also in pursuit of her Bachelor of Science in Liberal Studies in the first cohort of the Liberal Studies leadership program at Grand Valley State University. When she’s not busy with work and school, Maria enjoys camping, hanging out with friends, and sitting on her back deck with a good book and a glass of wine.

Carolyn Wiig
Carolyn Wiig
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Secretary

Carolyn works at the Kent County Health Dept in Clinical Services (WIC & Immunizations) and has been involved with non-profit organizations for over twenty-five years.

Mariann DeBolt
Mariann DeBolt
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Recipient Relations Director

As an EMT for Life EMS, Mariann is very familiar with the West Michigan area. Mariann lives in Grand Rapids, volunteers at Degage Ministries, and attends Paramedic Classes. When she is not working at Life or on projects for Sgt. D’s Foundation, you may find her playing softball, kickball, soccer, bowling, exercising or hanging out with family and friends.

Skyler Willett
Skyler Willett
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Information Technology Director

Originally from Grand Rapids, Skyler lives in Plymouth and works as a website designer for an Ann Arbor based IT Company. When he’s not busy staring glassy-eyed at a computer monitor, you can find Skyler enjoying time with his girlfriend, family & friends, reading the newest Stephen King novel, unwinding at his lakefront cottage up north, or enjoying a good flick at the nearest movie theater.