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Smither, James

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Johnson, Dorothy A.

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Dorothy "Dottie"Johnson discusses her early life in Los Angeles and her education in public schools and at UC Berkeley and Harvard. She talks about working for J. Walter Thompson in New York and about moving to Grand Haven, Mich. where she began a family and a philanthropic career with extensive volunteer work. She describes how she became involved with the Grand Haven Area Community Foundation and other organizations and how she began her 25 year career with the Council of Michigan Foundations. The interview includes her thoughts on issues in philanthropy today and advice for young people starting their careers.

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