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  • Hopes and Dreams for 2019

    Posted on December 29, 2018

    Hopes and Dreams for 2019
    What are you most proud of in 2018? What are you striving for or working toward in 2019? The end of the year is a time for reflection, but also for dreaming and hoping. Here [...]
  • Four Tax Friendly Charitable Giving Strategies

    Posted on December 21, 2018

    Four Tax Friendly Charitable Giving Strategies
    Recent changes to the tax law have people wondering if they should change their charitable giving strategies. While the law is changing how charitable giving is deducted for some individuals, there are several beneficial giving [...]
  • Annual Report 2017-2018

    Posted on December 20, 2018

    Annual Report 2017-2018
    2017-2018 Annual Report A community is defined by the people who call it home. Our community has the potential to be anything we want it to be. There is potential everywhere in West Michigan—potential that [...]
  • PARTNERS in Community, Winter 2018

    Posted on December 14, 2018

    PARTNERS in Community, Winter 2018
    This winter’s PARTNERS in community focuses on legacy. Below you will find a few links to featured articles, but click here to read the entire magazine! You’ll read stories of two leaders making an impact [...]
  • Youth in Philanthropy

    Posted on December 04, 2018

    Youth in Philanthropy
    This past October, Rob Collier, former president of the Council for Michigan Foundations, invited me to be a closing plenary speaker for the CMF Annual Conference. The featured speaker for the event was Frans Johansson, [...]
  • Why I Give: A Conversation with Jenine Torres

    Posted on November 20, 2018

    Why I Give: A Conversation with Jenine Torres
    For nearly a century, Grand Rapids Community Foundation has been in the business of understanding our community’s needs. Sometimes, as a development officer, I wonder how our founders could even comprehend the impact this organization [...]
  • Posted on November 16, 2018

    California Wildfires 2018: How You Can Help
    The 2018 wildfire season has devastated communities throughout California due to high temperatures and dry conditions. The Camp Fire in Butte County is the deadliest and most destructive in California history with a death toll [...]
  • PARTNERS in community, Fall 2018

    Posted on October 11, 2018

    PARTNERS in community, Fall 2018
    Our Spring Current is hot off the press! Learn about great new grants, donors making a difference, and our continued efforts to work toward an inclusive economy and thriving community!
  • Posted on September 25, 2018

    Hurricane Florence: How to Help
    In early September, Hurricane Florence caused severe damage to the Carolinas and Virginia. In parts of South Carolina, water floods the streets, in some areas as high as 10 feet, causing many residents to evacuate [...]
  • Conversation with Linsey Gleason: Estate Planning Expert

    Posted on July 05, 2018

    Conversation with Linsey Gleason: Estate Planning Expert
    On June 13, we were honored to have Linsey Gleason, partner in the Estate Planning Practice Team at Varnum, join us for a Facebook live session on estate planning. Like many things in life, the [...]