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  • Posted on March 01, 2008 – Posted by: Roberta King

    Community Foundation to Host Free Summer Camp Expo

    Remember the wholesome benefits of summer camp—learning to swim, canoeing, arts and crafts, and round the clock activities? Grand Rapids Community Foundation believes every child should experience summer camp fun. That’s why the Community Foundation…
  • Posted on January 08, 2008 – Posted by: Roberta King

    Community Foundation Appoints New Leadership

    The Grand Rapids Community Foundation recently appointed Paul T. Doyle as chair of its board of trustees. Doyle is the director of community health strategy for Spectrum Health Healthier Communities. Cecile C. Fehsenfeld will serve…
  • Posted on January 02, 2008 – Posted by: Roberta King

    New IRS Filing for Nonprofits Starts in 2008

    As we rang in the new year, the IRS rolled out its newly redesigned Form 990 for nonprofit organizations. The redesign is the first of its kind since 1979, and came about following the tremendous…
  • Posted on January 01, 2008 – Posted by: Roberta King

    Charitable Gift Annuity: Gil and Pat Davis

    Gil and Pat Davis are grateful to live in a city that offers the cultural events they enjoy—theater, opera, libraries. And while they want to support those causes in the future, they have chosen to…
  • Posted on January 01, 2008 – Posted by: Roberta King

    Planned Gift: Perry and Hazel Lawr

    When Hazel Lawr died on June 15, 1998 at the age of 97, she left an estate valued at just over $1 million. She was private, frugal, and kept her eye on her investments—a classic…
  • Posted on January 01, 2008 – Posted by: Roberta King

    Gift of Property: Marvin Stahl

    Marvin Stahl was a lot of things, but average wasn’t one of them. His father abandoned him. He dropped out of high school. His 27-year-old wife and fourth child died in childbirth. His lost two…
  • Posted on January 01, 2008 – Posted by: Roberta King

    Donor Advisor: Tom and Mickie Fox

    If you grew up or lived in West Michigan in the 60s through the 80s, you’re sure to remember the voice of Tom Fox. Tom and his wife Mickie owned a number of jewelry…
  • Posted on January 01, 2008 – Posted by: Roberta King

    Planned Gift: Lou VanderHave

    The theatre world and a few famous musicians brought us the line, “The show must go on!” And while it’s not necessarily the line’s intended meaning, this spirit may be used to describe the generosity…
  • Posted on January 01, 2008 – Posted by: Roberta King

    Unrestricted Gift: Allan and Claudia Carlson

    They still remember what it was like to live within a budget. They went on picnics and to the lake with their children, they borrowed books from the library. They also remember the lean times…
  • Posted on January 01, 2008 – Posted by: Roberta King

    Planned Gift: Harvey Lemmen

    Truth be told, luck really has nothing to do with Harvey Lemmen and his success. He is a member of the greatest generation and he epitomizes many of the qualities that have made his generation…