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  • Collection: Michigan Philanthropy Oral History Project Interviews
Go to Conversation with Bruce Fetzer and Mike Gergely item page

Mike Gergeley, Co-Trustee of the Fetzer Institute Memorial Trust, talks with friend Bruce Fetzer, Treasurer of The Fetzer Institute in Kalamazoo, Michigan, and great nephew of John E. Fetzer, about John Fetzer's legacy, including: his radio station…
Go to Conversation with Diana Sieger and Joseph Medcalf item page

Diana Seiger, President of the Grand Rapids Community Foundation (GRCF), talks with youth grantmaker Joseph Medcalf about how his experience as a youth trustee on GRCF's board and a member of their Youth Advisory Council has developed his leadership…
Go to Conversation with John Colina and Jomie Goerge item page

Father and daughter pair John Colina, President, and Jomie Goerge, Trustee, of the Colina Foundation, talk about why John created their family foundation in Southgate, Michigan, what he's learned along the way, and their family's ongoing commitment…
Go to Conversation with Priscilla Byrns, Stephen Upton, David Upton, and Sylvia Wood item page

StoryCorps facilitator Jonathan Pumilia interviews Frederick S. Upton Foundation family members and trustees Priscilla Byrns, Stephen Upton, David Upton and Sylvia Wood about their family foundation in Saint Joseph, Michigan. Together they remember…
Go to Conversation with Patrick Wilson and Marsha Smith item page

Marsha Smith, Executive Director of Rotary Charities of Traverse City and Attorney Patrick Wilson recall the organization's history and Pat's legal involvement after the discovery of oil and gas at Rotary's camp in 1976 and the development of the…
Go to Conversation with Carol Goss and Gerald Smith item page

Friends and colleagues Carol Goss, President & CEO of The Skillman Foundation, and Gerald Smith, President & CEO of YouthVille Detroit, talk about their philanthropic influences (Russ Mawby, parents, YMCA), the creation of the Detroit Youth…
Go to Conversation with Charles and Stella Royce item page

Grand Rapids, Michigan, philanthropists Charles and Stella Royce tell Rebecca Noricks, Communications Manager at the Council of Michigan Foundations, the story of how they met and about their passion for supporting the arts and commitment to their…
Go to Conversation with Rick Hughey, Jr. and Bob Rowe item page

Rick Hughey, Jr., Executive Vice President/CEO of the Irving S. Gilmore Foundation in Kalamazoo, Michigan talks with grantee Bob Rowe, a musician from Renaissance Enterprises, about Bob's transformative work of bringing gospel, country and R&B music…
Go to Conversation with Margaret "Ranny" Reiker item page

Margaret "Ranny" Riecker, President/Treasurer of the Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow Foundation in Midland, Michigan, tells Rebecca Noricks, Communications Manager at the Council of Michigan Foundations (CMF), about her family's philanthropy and her…
Go to Conversation with Kate Pew Wolters and Susan Broman item page

Susan Broman, President, Steelcase Foundation, talks with her colleague and friend Kate Pew Wolters, President, Kate & Richard Wolters Foundation about Kate's life experiences with philanthropy, including: being the child of philanthropists
Go to Conversation with Miriam Noland and David Page item page

Colleagues Miriam Noland, President of the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan, and David Page, Trustee, The Jewish Fund, talk about philanthropy's role in revitalizing downtown Detroit through the Detroit Riverfront Project.
Go to Conversation with Mark Nepo and Shirley Showalter item page

Fetzer Institute colleagues Shirley Showalter, Vice President of Programs, and Mark Nepo, Program Officer of Kalamazoo, Michigan, talk about each of their personal experiences with philanthropy, including several stories drawn from around the world…
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