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 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 transcript 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…
Go to Mawby, Russell G. video interview and transcript item page

Russ Mawby discusses his youth on a fruit farm and involvement with 4H and the Boy Scouts, his agricultural studies at Michigan State and Purdue Universities, and his military service in the US Army. He reflects on the history of the Kellogg family,…
Go to Mast, Myron D. video interview and transcript item page

Myron "Mike" Mast, Ph.D., discusses his early life and education in South Dakota, his move to Grand Rapids to attend Calvin College, and his graduate work at the University of Colorado. He discusses the development of public administration as a…
Go to Johnson, Dorothy A., video interview and transcript item page

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…
Go to Frey, David, G. video interview and transcript item page

David Frey is chairman of the Frey Foundation, a Grand Rapids, Michigan based family foundation. He discusses his early life, education, service as an officer in the Navy during the Vietnam War, and work as chairman and CEO of Union Bank, now part of…
Go to Esposito, Virginia video interview and transcript item page

Virginia Esposito (Ginny) is the Founding President of the National Center for Family Philanthropy. She discusses her early life, education, and work as teacher and administrator at the Council on Foundations, and CEO of the National Center for…
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:…
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 Russell Mawby and Kari Pardoe item page

Former Council of Michigan Foundations' Youth Philanthropy Associate, Kari Pardoe, talks with her mentor Russell Mawby, Chairman Emeritus of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation in Battle Creek, Michigan, about the youth philanthropy movement in Michigan and…
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…
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