Gifts for the Greater Good: Philanthropy in West Michigan
Patrick Center May 6, 2014 | WGVU The Grand Rapids Community Foundation partnering with Grand Rapids Public Schools and corporate sponsors have crafted Challenge Scholars Rise With Us campaign. A multi-million dollar endowed fund in perpetuity. Grand Rapids Community Foundation President, Diana Sieger, and Cris Kutzli, Challenge Scholars Co-Director, explain it begins with dollars to support an inaugural class of 128 students. But the Rise With Us Campaign takes a unique approach ensuring first generation students, and their parents, are prepared for the college experience.
Friday Study: Religious affiliation a plus for stores Grand Rapids MI September 12, 2014 | WGVU A just released study authored by a Grand Valley State University Marketing Professor finds a thought provoking connection between shopping and religion. ListenDownload Movie Talk September 12, 2014 | WGVU We preview four new movies opening this weekend including "Dolphin Tale 2", "The Drop", "No Good Deed" and "Atlas Shrugged: Who is John Galt". ListenDownload
Thursday New clinic offers dental services for low-income residents September 11, 2014 | WGVU The new Kent County South Clinic repurposes the site of a former library into a dual medical and dental care center for thousands of local, low-income residents. Today on WGVU Midday West Michigan, WGVU talks with Pearline Bailey of the Michigan Community Dental Clinics about how the non-profit fits into the picture. ListenDownload
Wednesday Family owned businesses to the rescue September 10, 2014 | WGVU In the United States, family owned businesses account for 57 percent of the country’s gross domestic product. And in West Michigan, family owned business survival rate is higher than the national average. Researchers from Western Michigan University and Grand Valley State University’s Family Owned Business Institute have released their findings. ListenDownload
Tuesday Iinterfaith year of 2015: Moving from discussion to action Grand Rapids MI September 9, 2014 | WGVU Grand Valley State University is a key player in next year’s 2015 Year of Interfaith Service.
Today on WGVU Midday West Michigan, we talk with Katie Gordon, program manager at the Kaufman Interfaith Institute…
Innovation Talk September 9, 2014 | WGVU The art of closing the deal. If you're a sales representative we talk about the relationship between customer and salesperson. ListenDownload