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2015 Fall REPORT Newsletter

Building Audiences Across the Region Through Collaboration

In 1990, actor, playwright and musician Jeff Daniels established the Purple Rose Theatre Company in a former used-car and bus garage in downtown Chelsea, which is on the western end...

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Bill Smith Receives 2015 Russell G. Mawby Award for Philanthropy

Community Foundation friend and supporter William H. Smith (Bill) of Farmington Hills was recognized with the Russell G. Mawby Award for Philanthropy by Governor Snyder, the Council of Michigan Foundations...

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2015 Yearbook

Supporting Corporate Philanthropy

The employees of DTE Energy are a very generous group of people. Each year they support important causes with thousands of volunteer hours and significant charitable contributions. The Community Foundation...

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Music, Art and Memory

Harnessing the power of art and music to help seniors affected by Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. The Community Foundation recently funded two programs in the region that are harnessing the...

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Schools Promote Healthy Habits

Helping schools in Detroit solidify the health outcomes achieved by Project Healthy Schools Reducing childhood obesity and its long-term cardio-vascular health risks is the goal of Project Healthy Schools, a...

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Reducing Pre-Term Births In Detroit

Infant mortality, measured as infant deaths before the age of 1 year per 1,000 live births, is higher in the United States than in most developed countries. The problem is...

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CPR Training for Firefighters

With help from a DMC Foundation grant of $51,000, a program at the Detroit Medical Center is training hundreds of firefighters in adult and infant CPR and basic lifesaving, including...

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A Healthy Neighborhood Hub

The Northwest Detroit Farmers’ Market, operated by the Grandmont Rosedale Development Corp., is the highest-grossing neighborhood-based market in Detroit, attracting more than 300 shoppers each week. A $10,000 grant from...

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