Items Tagged with 'Philanthropy '


New report touts region’s generosity

November 27, 2015
A new study indicates Kent County is one of the most generous counties in the state. Read More

The future of philanthropy

As the generations change, charitable giving patterns are changing, too.

October 23, 2015
Philanthropic endeavors have had an enormous amount of influence on Grand Rapids over the past several decades. Read More

Arts organizations cultivate millennial philanthropists

October 23, 2015
The millennial generation is changing the game when it comes to philanthropy, and local arts organizations are finding they have to make some changes to accommodate this more engaged generation of donors. Read More

616 Development practices philanthropic culture

Real estate developer and tenants annually select list of holiday charities.

October 10, 2014
It’s October, which means philanthropic buildups leading up to the holiday season — now only weeks away — have already begun. Read More

The ROI of small business philanthropy

July 31, 2014
The concept of corporate philanthropy is nothing new. Companies from around the world have long been partnering with charitable organizations to engage employees in corporate giving campaigns. Read More

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