Jack Wirt was owner of Wirt Stone Docks and president of Michigan Ash Sales Company. He moved from New York to Bay City in 1941 after marrying Bay City native Alice Karse. The Wirts have been long-time contributors to community life. They have given freely of their time to civic, philanthropic, fraternal and church affairs. The couple established this endowment with strong feelings about the value of education and a sensitivity to students who need help to complete college. Mr. Wirt passed away in 2012 and Mrs. Wirt passed away in 2015.