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Welcome to the Legacy Civic Fund

The Legacy Civic Fund is a 501 (C) (4), which serves to improve the quality of life for all through education, financial literacy, and health awareness.

The Legacy Civic Fund has raised funds for diabetes awareness and plans to provide scholarships for college students.  These scholarships will be awarded to candidates who exhibit strong leadership skills, display an interest in diversity and multi-culturalism, and will seek to obtain a graduate or post-graduate degree in specified fields.


Stacy Erwin Oakes, Esq.

Our Founder - Stacy Erwin Oakes, Esq.

After earning her bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Ferris State University, Stacy completed her teaching certificate while working as a corrections officer at the Saginaw Correctional Facility. Stacy went on to teach in the Saginaw Public School District where she also coached girl’s basketball.

After teaching Stacy decided to pursue a legal career. She earned her law degree from Michigan State University College of Law, while working for the Michigan Department of Civil Rights as an instructor for the Rental Housing Clinic. After obtaining her law degree, Stacy served as a policy analyst for the Michigan House of Representatives.

Stacy was then appointed by Gov. Jennifer Granholm as an assistant attorney general, prosecuting and defending cases statewide on behalf of the people of Michigan.

Stacy also previously taught as an adjunct professor at Saginaw Valley State University. She currently serves on the Michigan State University College of Law Board of Trustees and Saginaw County Community Action Committee (SCCAC).

Stacy is proud to serve as the Minority Whip in the new Democratic leadership team. She also serves as the Vice Chairwoman of the House Criminal Justice Committee and sits on the House Commerce and Financial Services Committees. She has also appointed to serve as the Vice Chairwoman of the Legislative Black Caucus during her second term.

Click here to read Stacy's story about Diabetes

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