Items Tagged with 'The Wege Foundation'

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Family foundation elects board chair

December 7, 2016
A local family foundation has announced the appointment of a new board chair. Read More

Nonprofit receives $1.3M grant from foundation

November 22, 2016
A Grand Rapids nonprofit is nearing its $10.3-million goal, thanks to a grant from a local family foundation. Read More

College wins $440K grant for sustainable design

May 11, 2016
A local college has been awarded a substantial gift to continue building an international sustainable design competition. Read More

Nature center begins $3.3M expansion

March 17, 2016
A $3.3-million expansion is underway at a local nature center. Read More

Wege Prize finalists tackle 'wicked problem'

March 26, 2015
The final presentations and awards ceremony for an intercollegiate competition pitting students’ minds against a “wicked problem” will take place this weekend — with $30,000 at stake. Read More

Auctioneer presents personal items of late Steelcase heir

November 21, 2014
Peter Melvin Wege, the late Grand Rapids icon of generosity, is still giving. Read More

College receives $2.5M grant for 'first-ever' program

November 13, 2014
A college has been charged with creating a "first-ever" academic program with a $2.5-million grant from a local foundation. Read More

Who will stand as the next philanthropic pillars?

July 11, 2014
Death is inevitable. Last week’s passing of Peter Wege, at age 94, conclusively proved that fact once again. Read More

Peter Wege leaves a powerful community legacy

Philanthropic titan’s impact is felt throughout the region.

July 11, 2014
Peter Melvin Wege, a man who embodied the word “generosity” for several generations of West Michigan residents, passed away at home this month. Read More

Steelcase heir, philanthropist Peter Wege dies

July 8, 2014
| By AP
Peter Wege — heir to the Steelcase fortune whose philanthropy kept much of the office furniture maker's money in Grand Rapids — has died. He was 94. Read More