March 2020

  • Coronavirus Response Fund

    March 25, 2020

    Coronavirus Response Fund

    In response to COVID-19, our foundation has partnered with local donors and the Heart of West Michigan United Way to create the Coronavirus Response Fund. The fund will support nonprofits serving vulnerable families and individuals during the coronavirus pandemic. Through this partnership, our foundation can react more quickly to the growing needs of our nonprofit partners who continue the vital work of caring for our neighbors and community.

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  • 2020 3 11 The Manhattan Institute Study

    March 11, 2020

    Midwest Success Stories: These 10 Cities Are Blooming, Not Rusting

    A recent study by The Manhattan Institute highlights the growing success of 10 Midwest cities. These cities show growth in population, jobs, and a series of other economic measures. I'm delighted that Grand Rapids is one of them. In fact, Grand Rapids led the charge in job growth from 2010 to 2018 with a 24.3% increase.

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