Stories of growth, stories of impact, stories from our community.

From Novice to Advocate: A Young Professional’s Journey to the Heart of Philanthropy 

When I began my career with the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan, I was an intern wrapping up my undergraduate degree, eager to make a difference with my work. Little...

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Crain’s Detroit Business celebrates Surabhi Pandit among Notable Leaders in DEI

Crain’s Detroit Business has selected Surabhi Pandit — the Community Foundation’s director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion & Community Engagement — among this year’s cohort of Notable Leaders in DEI....

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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion-Focused Grantmaking for Generations to Come

You could say I grew up in philanthropy. As a teen, I joined the Youth Advisory Committee (YAC) of the Community Foundation where I was able to learn how grantmaking...

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From Homeless Queer Teen to Philanthropy Pro: The LGBTQ+ nonprofit community changed my life and now I am returning the favor.

As a member of the LGBTQ+ community, my life’s journey has been shaped by various struggles and triumphs, ultimately leading me to the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan. I have...

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Investing in Our Community’s Future: Supporting the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan’s Now and Forever Fund

Attorney Amy Hartmann discusses the importance of supporting the Community Foundation’s Now and Forever Fund  For years, my law partner Nancy Nihem and I have had the privilege of collaborating...

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My Father’s Legacy is in Good Hands

Sarah Wedepohl on how the Community Foundation will carry on her father’s legacy  For over six years, I’ve had the privilege of working at the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan,...

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Giving that Keeps on Living

Dr. Glenda Price and the importance of supporting philanthropy “I’m always interested in how a grant from the Community Foundation will have a broad impact. I try to think about...

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