Browse Items (37 total)

  • Collection: Michigan Philanthropy Oral History Project Interviews
Go to Conversation with Tara Kutz and John Donkersloot item page

Youth grantmakers and Michigan Community Foundation Youth Project members, Tara Kutz of the Community Foundation for Delta County, and John Donkersloot of the Community Foundation for Holland/Zeeland talk about how each of them got involved in Youth…
Go to Conversation with Dorothy A. Johnson and Robert Collier item page

Dorothy A. Johnson, President Emeritus of the Council of Michigan Foundations (CMF), and Robert Collier, CMF President & CEO, recall CMF's beginnings and how Michigan philanthropy has grown, changed and adjusted changed over the years as more…
Go to Conversation with James Feeney, Charles Gross, and Betty Gross item page

Husband and wife Charles and Betty Gross talk with friend James Feeney, about each of their involvement as trustees of the Maurice and Dorothy Stubnitz Foundation, an independent foundation in Adrian, Michigan, supporting causes like the local…
Go to Conversation with Katelin Griffin and Breannah Alexander item page

Youth grantmakers Breannah Alexander of the Saginaw Community Foundation, and Katelin Griffin of The Eaton County Community Foundation talk about their involvement in their local Youth Advisory Councils and what philanthropy means to them as young…
Go to Conversation with John and Eleonora Frey item page

Father and daughter pair John Frey, Vice-Chairman, and Eleonora Frey, Next Generation Trustee of the Frey Foundation, talk about the founding of the Frey Foundation in Grand Rapids, Michigan and the importance of the next generation's participation…
Go to Conversation with Betsy Upton-Stover and Julie Fisher Cummings item page

Betsy Upton Stover, trustee of the Frederick S. Upton Foundation in St. Joseph, Michigan, and Julie Fisher Cummings, trustee of the Max M. and Marjorie S. Fisher Foundation in Southfield, Michigan talk about the influence each of their philanthropic…
Go to Conversation with Rev. J. Louis Felton and Mattie Jordan-Woods item page

Reverend J. Louis Felton, Trustee of the Kalamazoo Community Foundation, and grantee Mattie Jordan-Woods, Executive Director of the Northside Association for Community Development, talk about their experiences living in Kalamazoo, Michigan and how…
Go to Conversation with Carrie Pickett Erway and Deborah Higgins item page

Carrie Pickett Erway, Senior Community Investment Officer at the Kalamazoo Community Foundation, tells colleague Deborah Higgins, Program Associate at The Fetzer Institute, about how she entered the field of philanthropy as an intern and ended up as…
Go to Conversation with Joshua Engberts and Mondenna Jamshidi item page

Longtime friends Mondenna Jamshidi and Joshua Engberts talk about PeaceJam - a project supported by The Fetzer Institute of Kalamazoo, Michigan and others - and the healing role it has played in Joshua's life as he dealt with a difficult childhood…
Go to Conversation with Edward Downing and George Bearup item page

Rotary Charities of Traverse City Trustee Edward Downing and Former Trustee George Bearup reflect on 25 years of Rotary's work - from the early years and how oil changed the organization to incubating other organizations like the community…
Go to Conversation with Chris T. Christ and Brenda L. Hunt item page

Brenda L. Hunt, President & CEO, Battle Creek Community Foundation (BCCF), talks with her good friend and foundation attorney Chris T. Christ about his involvement in philanthropy working with BCCF, the Kendall Foundation and the W.K. Kellogg…
Go to Conversation with Tom Beech and Bonnie Allen item page

Bonnie Allen, attorney at the Center for Healing and the Law, interviews her colleague Tom Beech, President & CEO of The Fetzer Institute in Kalamazoo, Michigan, about his history in philanthropy and what he's learned along the way, including:…
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