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In response to the question you posed at the end of your inspiring editorial in the July 14 Grand Rapids Business Journal honoring Peter Wege (“Who will stand as the next philanthropic pillars?”), may I suggest that each and every citizen who lives here must assume responsibility to stand together with others in our community to continue what leaders like Peter, Fred Meijer, Peter Cook, Jay Van Andel and Rich DeVos and many others — women and minorities included — have initiated to make this such a great place to live, work and raise our families. Read More
Graduate students will have the chance to work with local nonprofits.
West Michigan is good at philanthropy. Grand Valley State University will try to make it better. Read More
Grand Rapids boasts an impressive list of buildings, events, venues and services that are/were driven by philanthropy and help make our community excellent. Read More
Bill and Melinda Gates’ Giving Pledge, by which they invited fellow billionaires to agree to give half of their wealth to charity, has garnered more than 92 committed individuals since last reported in September, including Warren Buffett, Netflix CEO Reed Hastings and Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg. Read More
Grand Rapids is lucky number 13 when it comes to the most-generous cities in America. Read More
The four billionth grant dollar sent out by the National Christian Foundation came from altruistic Michigan pockets. Read More
Grand Valley State University is the first school in the nation to combine philanthropy and the community into one faculty chair position. Read More
Donors are asking: ‘What’s in it for me?’
Recently the East Bay Express, a San Francisco based and focused publication, published an article, “The Bacon-Wrapped Economy,” that explores how the growing population of young, wealthy people in the region is impacting the philanthropic culture of the city. Read More