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  • Fast Track to Success: the Sekayi Bracey Story

    Posted on April 06, 2017 – Posted by: Amanda St. Pierre

    Fast Track to Success: the Sekayi Bracey Story

    Post Written By Jacquelyn Zeman, PR Intern When East Kentwood native Sekayi Bracey was just 8 years old, her elementary gym teacher encouraged her to pursue running. “We had a field day,” Sekayi said. “(My [...]
  • Posted on April 04, 2017 – Posted by: Roberta King

    Staycationing? Plan for Summer Camp Now!

    If you're home this week with the kids, you might be getting a little anxious about summer break and how to make those months away from school productive. There's always summer camp! If you've thought about [...]
  • A Planned Gift Mystery Solved

    Posted on April 02, 2017 – Posted by: Amanda St. Pierre

    A Planned Gift Mystery Solved

    From time to time, we receive unexpected bequests from kind strangers.  A few years ago, Grand Rapids Community Foundation was named beneficiary of a life insurance policy held by Joy Brown Baker. It was a [...]
  • Posted on March 16, 2017 – Posted by: Roberta King

    Spring 2017 Current

    The spring issue of Current with new philanthropists, a great story about Linda and Jim Payne's CGA, our grant to make new greenspace in the City of Grand Rapids and more. Click for the PDF.Spring [...]
  • Grand Rapids Gets a Little Greener

    Posted on February 06, 2017 – Posted by: Roberta King

    Grand Rapids Gets a Little Greener

    It isn’t often that there is an opportunity to create a significant green space in a growing community. And as Grand Rapids continues to the lead the state in population and housing growth, there remains [...]
  • KConnect – The Ultimate Duh!

    Posted on December 06, 2016 – Posted by: Amanda St. Pierre

    KConnect – The Ultimate Duh!

    Caring for our community and the people who live here is part of our DNA as Grand Rapidians. When we see a need, we do something to address it.  More often than not, our approach [...]
  • Giving Tuesday, is it Worth it?

    Posted on December 01, 2016 – Posted by: Roberta King

    Giving Tuesday, is it Worth it?

    Earlier this week it was Giving Tuesday and Grand Rapids social media was all a buzz with giving promotion and nonprofit endorsements. Even if you don’t “do” Facebook, you might have received an email or [...]