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  • Posted on March 26, 2012 – Posted by: Roberta King

    John Arnold's Passing

    We were deeply saddened to learn of John Arnold's passing over the weekend. He was truly a visionary leader in his work to end hunger in West Michigan and he undoubtedly leaves our community a [...]
  • Posted on March 20, 2012 – Posted by: Roberta King

    Partners for a Racism Free Community Designation

    Recently, Grand Rapids Community Foundation received a Full Partner Designation from Partners for a Racism-Free Community. For this designation, the Community Foundation had to demonstrate that it met six standards that contribute to a racism-free [...]
  • Posted on January 18, 2012 – Posted by: Roberta King

    Gift Boosts Meijer Scholarship

    In 1975, Meijer established a scholarship at Grand Rapids Community Foundation. The fund would help the hundreds of children of Meijer employees attend college. The awards of $500 were appropriate for the time. In 2010 [...]
  • Posted on January 11, 2012 – Posted by: Roberta King

    Christina Keller Joins Board

    Grand Rapids Community Foundation recently named Christina Keller to its Board of Trustees. She will serve two-four year terms. Keller is the Business Unit Leaders of Triple Quest, a joint venture between Cascade Engineering and [...]
  • Posted on December 02, 2011 – Posted by: Diana Sieger

    You Poor Souls! ;-)

    It's time for Diana's Soapbox! For years, I have been on a mission to help people understand that the nonprofit sector is not second class! While the sector has been hit hard by the recession, what [...]
  • 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 [...]