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  • PARTNERS in community, Fall 2018

    Posted on October 11, 2018 – Posted by:

    PARTNERS in community, Fall 2018

    Our Spring Current is hot off the press! Learn about great new grants, donors making a difference, and our continued efforts to work toward an inclusive economy and thriving community!
  • Posted on September 25, 2018 – Posted by:

    Hurricane Florence: How to Help

    In early September, Hurricane Florence caused severe damage to the Carolinas and Virginia. In parts of South Carolina, water floods the streets, in some areas as high as 10 feet, causing many residents to evacuate [...]
  • Conversation with Linsey Gleason: Estate Planning Expert

    Posted on July 05, 2018 – Posted by:

    Conversation with Linsey Gleason: Estate Planning Expert

    On June 13, we were honored to have Linsey Gleason, partner in the Estate Planning Practice Team at Varnum, join us for a Facebook live session on estate planning. Like many things in life, the video did not go exactly [...]
  • Love & Legacy

    Posted on June 05, 2018 – Posted by:

    Love & Legacy

    Be a good person. Do great work. Have an impact.  These are principles Chad Zagel and Ellie Frey Zagel live by and ultimately hope to be remembered for. Their estate plan is one of many ways [...]
  • Organizing Your Legacy

    Posted on May 29, 2018 – Posted by:

    Organizing Your Legacy

    Organizing your estate plan is an act of love for your family and your community. We know that the task can seem daunting when you begin to consider how many details there are to track [...]
  • It’s Not About the Stuff;  It’s about the People You Love

    Posted on April 04, 2018 – Posted by:

    It’s Not About the Stuff; It’s about the People You Love

    Last year in a special edition of Current we featured a story from Lisa Rose, a friend of Grand Rapids Community Foundation. Her story below reminds all of us that estate planning and planned giving is an [...]
  • Remembering John Canepa

    Posted on January 26, 2018 – Posted by: Ashley Lee

    Remembering John Canepa

    We are saddened by the recent passing of John Canepa. He was a dear friend to many in our community, and is especially loved by Grand Rapids Community Foundation. Grand Rapids and West Michigan’s growth is [...]
  • Our Community Hopes for 2018

    Posted on January 02, 2018 – Posted by: Ashley Lee

    Our Community Hopes for 2018

    As we enter a new year, we enjoy the opportunity to reflect on where we’ve been, where we’re going, and how we can bring light and love to the world around us. The year of 201 [...]
  • Posted on December 18, 2017 – Posted by: Ashley Lee

    Southern California Wildfires: How to Help

    In early December, massive wildfires began tearing through Southern California. They have destroyed homes and forced hundreds of thousands residents to evacuate. As of December 15, the fire is the third-largest in California history. The California [...]