Browse Items (37 total)

  • Collection: Michigan Philanthropy Oral History Project Interviews
Go to Van Iwaarden, Donna, video interview and transcript item page

Donna Van Iwaarden, former director of the Johnson Center for Philanthropy at Grand Valley State University discusses her early life, education, family, and work at the University of North Carolina, Grand Valley State University’s School of Public…
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 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 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…
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 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 Payne, Michael R. video interview and transcript item page

Michael (Mike) Payne, Ph.D., discusses his service in the Air Force, education in economics at the University of Missouri and Syracuse, his study of for-profit and nonprofit hospitals in New York State in the late 60s, and teaching at Union…
Go to Orosz, Joel J. video interview and trascript item page

Joel Orosz discusses his education and work at the Kalamazoo Public Museum, the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, and the Johnson Center for Philanthropy at Grand Valley State University. He authored a book on how to be a grantmaker. He shares stories about…
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