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  • Posted on July 01, 2010

    Leadership! The Basics!!!
    In the late 1990s, a group of committed community foundation leaders had a dream for the future of the field and set a course to make that dream a reality. The Committee on Community Foundations [...]
  • Posted on June 02, 2010

    Former Trustee Casey Wondergem Passes
    Former Grand Rapids Community Foundation Trustee and Board Chair (1998-1999) Casey Wondergem died June 1. “Casey was a good-hearted and forthright individual. He loved Grand Rapids and was devoted to doing work that made [...]
  • Posted on June 02, 2010

    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 was [...]
  • Posted on May 19, 2010

    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 [...]
  • Posted on May 12, 2010

    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 leap to [...]
  • Posted on April 30, 2010

    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 [...]
  • Posted on April 01, 2010

    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 follow [...]
  • Posted on April 01, 2010

    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 [...]
  • Posted on March 15, 2010

    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 [...]