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    • Conversation with Tom Beech and Bonnie Allen

    • Philanthropy and society--Personal narratives; Family foundations--Michigan; Charities--Michigan; Fetzer Institute; Women
    • 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:...
    • Conversation with Miriam Noland and David Page

    • Philanthropy and society--Personal narratives; Family foundations--Michigan; Charities--Michigan; Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan; Jewish Fund; Women
    • Colleagues Miriam Noland, President of the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan, and David Page, Trustee, The Jewish Fund, talk about philanthropy's role in revitalizing downtown Detroit through the Detroit Riverfront Project.
    • Frey, David, G. (Interview transcript and video), 2010

    • Philanthropy and society--Personal narratives; Charities--Michigan; Associations, institutions, etc.—Michigan; Family foundations--Michigan; Grand Rapids (Mich.); Frey Foundation
    • 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...
    • Conversation with Diana Sieger and Joseph Medcalf

    • Philanthropy and society--Personal narratives; Family foundations--Michigan; Charities--Michigan; Grand Rapids Community Foundation; Women
    • Diana Sieger, President of the Grand Rapids Community Foundation (GRCF), talks with youth grantmaker Joseph Medcalf about how his experience as a youth trustee on GRCF's board and a member of their Youth Advisory Council has developed his...
    • Van Iwaarden, Donna, (Interview transcript and video), 2011

    • Philanthropy and society--Personal narratives; Charities--Michigan; Grand Rapids (Mich.); Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership; Women;
    • 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...
    • Johnson, Dorothy A., (Interview transcript and video), 2011

    • Philanthropy and society--Personal narratives; Charities--Michigan; Associations, institutions, etc.--Michigan; Grand Valley State University; Grand Haven (Mich.); Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership;
    • 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...
    • Conversation with Dorothy A. Johnson and Robert Collier

    • Philanthropy and society--Personal narratives; Family foundations--Michigan; Charities--Michigan; Council of Michigan Foundations; Women
    • Dorothy A. Johnson, President Emeritus of the Council of Michigan Foundations (CMF), and Robert Collier, CMF President & CEO, recall CMF's beginnings and how Michigan philanthropy has grown, changed and adjusted changed over the years as more...
    • Conversation with John Colina and Jomie Goerge

    • Philanthropy and society--Personal narratives; Family foundations--Michigan; Charities--Michigan; Colina Foundation; Women
    • Father and daughter pair John Colina, President, and Jomie Goerge, Trustee, of the Colina Foundation, talk about why John created their family foundation in Southgate, Michigan, what he's learned along the way, and their family's ongoing commitment...
    • Conversation with John and Eleonora Frey

    • Philanthropy and society--Personal narratives; Family foundations--Michigan; Charities--Michigan; Frey Foundation; Women
    • Father and daughter pair John Frey, Vice-Chairman, and Eleonora Frey, Next Generation Trustee of the Frey Foundation, talk about the founding of the Frey Foundation in Grand Rapids, Michigan and the importance of the next generation's participation...
    • Conversation with Mark Nepo and Shirley Showalter

    • Philanthropy and society--Personal narratives; Family foundations--Michigan; Charities--Michigan; Fetzer Institute; Women
    • Fetzer Institute colleagues Shirley Showalter, Vice President of Programs, and Mark Nepo, Program Officer of Kalamazoo, Michigan, talk about each of their personal experiences with philanthropy, including several stories drawn from around the world...
    • Conversation with Russell Mawby and Kari Pardoe

    • Philanthropy and society--Personal narratives; Family foundations--Michigan; Charities--Michigan; Youth; W.K. Kellogg Foundation; Women
    • 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...
    • Conversation with Carol Goss and Gerald Smith

    • Philanthropy and society--Personal narratives; Family foundations--Michigan; Charities--Michigan; Skillman Foundation; W.K. Kellogg Foundation; Youth; Women
    • Friends and colleagues Carol Goss, President & CEO of The Skillman Foundation, and Gerald Smith, President & CEO of YouthVille Detroit, talk about their philanthropic influences (Russ Mawby, parents, YMCA), the creation of the Detroit Youth...
    • Conversation with Charles and Stella Royce

    • Philanthropy and society--Personal narratives; Family foundations--Michigan; Charities--Michigan; Women
    • Grand Rapids, Michigan, philanthropists Charles and Stella Royce tell Rebecca Noricks, Communications Manager at the Council of Michigan Foundations, the story of how they met and about their passion for supporting the arts and commitment to their...
    • Orosz, Joel J. (Interview transcript and video), 2010

    • Philanthropy and society--Personal narratives; Charities--Michigan; Associations, institutions, etc.--Michigan
    • 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...
    • Agard, Kathryn A., (Interview transcript and video), 2010

    • Philanthropy and society--Personal narratives; Charities--Michigan; Associations, institutions, etc.—Michigan; Muskegon (Mich.); Grand Rapids (Mich.); Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership; Women
    • Kathryn A. Agard, Executive Director of the Johnson Center for Philanthropy at Grand Valley State University, 2006-2010. She discusses her early life, education, family, and work in the Mental Health field, at Planned Parenthood Federation of...

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