Posts by: Shaun Shira

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    Posted on February 18, 2021 – Posted by: Shaun Shira

    Is 2021 the Year to Give from Your IRA?

    What a year it has been. As our community dealt with the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, Grand Rapids Community Foundation worked hard to address the deep historic racial, social and economic inequities that exist [...]
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    Posted on April 10, 2020 – Posted by: Shaun Shira

    CARES Act Benefits for Donor Partners

    Life has changed. The COVID-19 pandemic has many of us working from home under the “stay home, stay safe” order. During this difficult time, many in our community are struggling. Grand Rapids Community Foundation is [...]
  • Posted on June 23, 2015 – Posted by: Shaun Shira

    Considering Your Philanthropic Journey

    Donors give for a variety of reasons. For some, the mission of the nonprofit aligns with their values. For others, a life experience may have influenced where they direct their philanthropic support. Some donors simply [...]
  • Posted on July 22, 2014 – Posted by: Shaun Shira

    Knotty Cocktails

    I recall the March 10, 2014 Grand Rapids Community Foundation Advisory Council meeting like it was yesterday. Among other responsibilities, the Advisory Council is charged with identifying topics for our Knotty Cocktails event series. The [...]