The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Legacy Fund for Caregivers, managed by the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan, supports projects that assist caregivers of persons who are unable to fully care for themselves and are part of an underserved community, with a preference for requests to provide support to caregivers of older adults.
The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Legacy Funds were created at the Community Foundation to provide permanent, endowed support for programs and initiatives that reflect the personal passions of Mr. Wilson, a Detroit native and the founder and longtime owner of the Buffalo Bills professional football team. Those areas of support are: Caregivers, Design & Access, Youth Sports, and Grosse Pointe Community Assets.
“There are only four kinds of people in the world — those who have been caregivers, those who are currently caregivers, those who will be caregivers and those who will need a caregiver.”
Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter
Welcome to your southeast Michigan caregiver community
Caregivers are heroes and silent warriors, often helping their loved ones in isolation. Many of their duties are physically, mentally and emotionally exhausting. That’s why we’ve created this space — to uplift caregivers and provide opportunities for them to feel valued, cared for and energized so they can continue to support older adults in our communities.
As the senior advisor of Caregiving at the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan, and a former caregiver myself, I’m honored to collaborate with organizations throughout our region that support caregivers of older adults. My position creates a new opportunity for us to uplift and support the field of family caregiving, having an important and lasting impact on our region.
I look forward to being your main point of contact for the Caregivers Fund.
Yours in service,
Mary K. Clark, Ph.D.
Senior Advisor, Caregiving
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