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Everyone needs to do their share when it comes to philanthropy

July 18, 2014
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

Street Talk: Wege went green before it was cool

We all scream.

July 11, 2014
It’s quite possible that even before anyone knew the South American rainforests were in trouble, Peter Wege already was lending a helping hand. Read More

GVSU introduces philanthropy and nonprofit leadership degree

Graduate students will have the chance to work with local nonprofits.

June 27, 2014
West Michigan is good at philanthropy. Grand Valley State University will try to make it better. Read More

The culture of philanthropy: a transitional advantage

April 25, 2014
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

Philanthropy is much more than a marketing plan

November 29, 2013
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 ranks among 'most-generous' cities in U.S.

October 1, 2013
Grand Rapids is lucky number 13 when it comes to the most-generous cities in America. Read More

National Christian Foundation West Michigan links to $4B network of giving

September 2, 2013
The four billionth grant dollar sent out by the National Christian Foundation came from altruistic Michigan pockets. Read More

GVSU creates first-of-its-kind philanthropy position

August 15, 2013
Grand Valley State University is the first school in the nation to combine philanthropy and the community into one faculty chair position. Read More

Changes in giving mean retooling for arts organizations

Donors are asking: ‘What’s in it for me?’

June 14, 2013
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

Report paints promising philanthropic picture

Social and peer networks will fuel next rounds of giving.

February 8, 2013
The predicted philanthropic impact of the upcoming generation could be so huge that its legacy might have Tom Brokaw hailing it as the greatest generation of philanthropists. Read More