Community philanthropists Greg Willit and Meg Miller Willit were awarded the Jack Chaille Community Philanthropy Award from Grand Rapids Community Foundation.
The award is given each year to donors who support the work of the Community Foundation, but also are involved as volunteers or donors to other community efforts. The Willits have a long association with the Frederik Meijer Gardens and support Grand Rapids Art Museum, Grand Rapids Children’s Museum, D.A. Blodgett St. Johns, Grand Rapids Symphony Helen DeVos Childrens Hospital and Make-A-Wish Foundation, Grand Valley State University and other nonprofits.
“Greg and Meg are great examples of people who give from their hearts. They are not only generous with their financial gifts, but they are active and engaged volunteers. When they are behind something, a project or a cause, their hearts and energy go into it,” said Diana Sieger, Community Foundation President. “They are serious and thorough about their philanthropy and the causes they support.”
Greg Willit founded and owns Benefits Resource Group in Grand Rapids; Meg is a full time community volunteer.
The Jack Chaille Community Philanthropy Award is named for William Jackson Chaille, a long-time Community Foundation supporter and booster.