Community Foundation Celebrates Chaille Award Winners

Honoring 100 New Philanthropists

In its centennial year, Grand Rapids Community Foundation has met a decade-long goal—completing the 100 New Philanthropists cohort of donor partners. The Community Foundation established the effort in 2012. These partners commit to giving their time, talent, treasure and testimony today and in the future.

The Community Foundation honored the 100 New Philanthropist cohort with the 2022 Jack Chaille Community Philanthropy Award, in recognition of their commitment and impact. The award was presented at an August event. Since the award was first presented in 1997, community leaders who share a spirit and passion for philanthropy have been honored.

The impact of 100+ New Philanthropists:

  • 100 New Philanthropists give their time and expertise by volunteering at more than 150 community organizations in Kent County
  • Collectively, the donor partners have pledged gifts of more than $275,000 to the Community Foundation— based on a minimum commitment of $500 per individual or pair for five years
  • Forty-three percent of 100 New Philanthropists joined the program as new donor partners to the Community Foundation

"This award is a distinct honor, and the Community Foundation's chance to recognize some of our incredible partners," said Diana Sieger, president. "In our centennial year, it feels appropriate to recognize this group, who are individually and collectively committed to our community's future."