Insights

  • Posted on April 14, 2017 – Posted by: Roberta King

    Creating Your Will of Wisdom

    We've been focusing a lot on planned giving and wills in the last month, but beyond the legal documents, there is another document you might consider completing as part of your estate plan. An ethical will is [...]
  • Posted on April 06, 2017 – Posted by: Amanda St. Pierre

    Fast Track to Success: the Sekayi Bracey Story

    Post Written By Jacquelyn Zeman, PR Intern When East Kentwood native Sekayi Bracey was just 8 years old, her elementary gym teacher encouraged her to pursue running. “We had a field day,” Sekayi said. “(My [...]
  • Posted on April 04, 2017 – Posted by: Roberta King

    Staycationing? Plan for Summer Camp Now!

    If you're home this week with the kids, you might be getting a little anxious about summer break and how to make those months away from school productive. There's always summer camp! If you've thought about [...]
  • Posted on April 02, 2017 – Posted by: Amanda St. Pierre

    A Planned Gift Mystery Solved

    From time to time, we receive unexpected bequests from kind strangers.  A few years ago, Grand Rapids Community Foundation was named beneficiary of a life insurance policy held by Joy Brown Baker. It was a [...]
  • Posted on February 06, 2017 – Posted by: Roberta King

    Grand Rapids Gets a Little Greener

    It isn’t often that there is an opportunity to create a significant green space in a growing community. And as Grand Rapids continues to the lead the state in population and housing growth, there remains [...]
  • Posted on December 06, 2016 – Posted by: Amanda St. Pierre

    KConnect – The Ultimate Duh!

    Caring for our community and the people who live here is part of our DNA as Grand Rapidians. When we see a need, we do something to address it.  More often than not, our approach [...]
  • Posted on December 01, 2016 – Posted by: Roberta King

    Giving Tuesday, is it Worth it?

    Earlier this week it was Giving Tuesday and Grand Rapids social media was all a buzz with giving promotion and nonprofit endorsements. Even if you don’t “do” Facebook, you might have received an email or [...]
  • Posted on October 10, 2016 – Posted by: Jessica Ledesma

    Whose Etiquette Matters?

    Insight by Jessica Ledesma, Challenge Scholars Assistant I could never describe what it felt like to “not belong” until my junior year of high school when I was invited to attend a Rotary luncheon featuring a State [...]