Insights

  • Posted on November 26, 2011 – Posted by: Diana Sieger

    Lessons learned from a Generous Man

    Fred Meijer passed away on November 25th a few days shy of his 92nd birthday. He was a staunch and generous supporter of the Grand Rapids Community Foundation. My memories of Fred are so wonderful [...]
  • Posted on November 17, 2011 – Posted by: Diana Sieger

    Joint Statement on the Charitable Tax Deduction

    Grand Rapids Community Foundation and Heart of West Michigan United Way have issued a joint statement regarding the possible threat and erosion of the charitable tax deduction. This is an important issue and could [...]
  • Posted on October 17, 2011 – Posted by: Diana Sieger

    Threat to the Charitable Tax Deduction

    Over the years, I have either participated in or witnessed the "great debate" around why people give to causes and various nonprofit organizations. Recently, I had a lively conversation on Facebook with a woman [...]
  • Posted on September 15, 2011 – Posted by: Diana Sieger

    I love our donors!

    This past Monday we hosted our annual Metz Legacy Society Luncheon at the Prince Conference Center at Calvin College. In a word, it was fabulous! Metz members are those generous donors who have indicated [...]
  • Posted on August 10, 2011 – Posted by: Diana Sieger

    Penny Wise?

    I recently had a friendly debate with a woman on Facebook about whether tax incentives really matter when it comes to charitable giving. My summary of the discussion was "it doesn't hurt!" The [...]
  • Posted on July 28, 2011 – Posted by: Diana Sieger

    Outraged!

    I am outraged! I have to say that after the horrific murders that occurred two weeks ago in Grand Rapids, I have yet to submit a positive GR6 six word entry that one would [...]
  • Posted on July 13, 2011 – Posted by: Diana Sieger

    There are no words . . .

    that can adequately express our sorrow and concern six days after the horrific tragedy where 7 people were killed in the Grand Rapids community at the hand of a very troubled person. I cannot simply [...]
  • Posted on June 17, 2011 – Posted by: Diana Sieger

    #grcollegebound

    For those who follow Twitter you know that the hash tag connected to a phrase or word is an identifier for collecting like "tweets" for a particular topic. For those who haven't experienced Twitter, well [...]
  • Posted on April 29, 2011 – Posted by: Diana Sieger

    Standing Tall Against Racism!

    Today our staff is standing tall against racism. Joining forces with the local and national YWCA and many others, we are making this day an important day for all of us to take a [...]
  • Posted on April 07, 2011 – Posted by: Diana Sieger

    Have I got a question for you!

    At a recent board meeting a trustee asked me a question that has had me intrigued since then. We were presenting key aspects of our impact measurement system called Novah to demonstrate its ability to [...]