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  • Posted on June 02, 2010 – Posted by: Diana Sieger

    Casey Wondergem - GR's strongest supporter!

    About 25 years ago I met Casey Wondergem prior to being hired to lead the Grand Rapids Community Foundation and learned quickly that he really wrote the book on how "this community works!" He [...]
  • Posted on May 19, 2010 – Posted by: Roberta King

    Diana Sieger Elected to National Board

    Diana R. Sieger, president, Grand Rapids Community Foundation was recently elected to serve a three year term on the Board of Directors of the Council on Foundations. Sieger has held the position of president at the [...]
  • Posted on May 12, 2010 – Posted by: Diana Sieger

    Are nonprofits less than . . . ??

    It happened again! Addressing a large group of nonprofit, foundation, and national organization leaders recently, a business leader was trying to convey generally a positive message about how his company has taken the [...]
  • Posted on April 30, 2010 – Posted by: Roberta King

    Five PR Awards for Foundation

      Grand Rapids Community Foundation won four gold awards and Best in Show at the West Michigan chapter of the Public Relations Society of America’s PRoof Awards on April 29, 2010. The Community Foundation won the [...]
  • Posted on April 01, 2010 – Posted by: Diana Sieger

    Is there ever a good day to be homeless?

    I'm sure it was the warm sunny weather or a pre-April Fool's Day idea of a joke but a tweet on Twitter caught my attention yesterday. Actually it wasn't from someone I know or [...]
  • Posted on April 01, 2010 – Posted by: Roberta King

    Community Foundation Named Best and Brightest

    For the seventh consecutive year Grand Rapids Community Foundation has been named to the list of "101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For." The competition is sponsored by by the Michigan Business and Professional Association. Award [...]
  • Posted on March 30, 2010 – Posted by: Roberta King

    Multimedia Contest Gives Teens a Chance at Cash Awards

    The 32 Kent County high school students who make up Grand Rapids Community Foundation’s Youth Grant Committee want to get teens thinking about philanthropy.  That’s why they’re challenging their peers to create a video, audio [...]
  • Posted on March 15, 2010 – Posted by: Diana Sieger

    What is this thing called Leadership?

    Here's a "sneak preview" of my article in our newsletter Current "hitting stands" this week:I often muse that writing about what Grand Rapids Community Foundation does would be easier if we only funded solutions for [...]
  • Posted on March 09, 2010 – Posted by: Roberta King

    Donnor Advisors: Arvin and Pearl Tap

    Wanting to be good stewards of the many gifts bestowed upon them, Arvin and Pearl Tap established a private family foundation. For many years, the couple received great pleasure in supporting specific faith-based organizations. Through [...]
  • Posted on March 08, 2010 – Posted by: Roberta King

    Paul M. Keep Joins Foundation's Board of Trustees

    Paul M. Keep was recently elected to a four-year term on Grand Rapids Community Foundation's Board of Trustees. Paul is editor of The Grand Rapids Press, a position he's held since July 2009. Prior to [...]
  • Posted on March 01, 2010 – Posted by: Roberta King

    New Grants Total $635,000

    Grand Rapids Community Foundation’s Board of Trustees recently approved grants totaling $635,000 to the following nonprofit organizations in Kent County. Catherine’s Health Center received $100,000 to help the organization refurbish and move into the currently vacant [...]