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From licking envelopes and stamps in Korea to Board Chair in southeast Michigan, philanthropy has always been a driving force for me

As 2024 has begun, many of us find ourselves thinking about how we can be a little more charitable and make philanthropy a priority this year. When I reflect on...

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Voices of Change: Youth Advisory Committee (YAC) Members share their thoughts on philanthropy

  Members of The Youth Advisory Committee (YAC) of the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan went on a bus tour to visit nonprofit organizations and leaders that they have been...

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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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In In The News

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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