Celebrating 25 Years of Philanthropy

Celebrating 25 Years of Philanthropy by Kyle Caldwell In 1992, Grand Valley State University established what has become one of the most well-respected centers for philanthropy in the nation. Throughout its 25-year history, the Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy has been at the forefront of innovation in engaged philanthropy.

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Johnson Center Gives Back: Camp Blodgett

Johnson Center Gives Back: Camp Blodgett by Sam VanGroningen, Research Coordinator at the Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy As part of the #JohnsonCenterGivesBack community engagement initiative, a crew of 30+ Johnson Center staff and students enjoyed a day out of the office last month volunteering at Camp Blodgett. We pulled weeds,

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Leadership, Loss, and Legacy

Leadership, Loss, and Legacy by Kyle Caldwell The early summer days of 2016 have marked some poignant losses for our nation, our field, and our communities. Yet, in a somewhat destined way, the departures of leaders and innocent lives from our midst have also demonstrated the purpose and power of

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Design for the Greater Good

Design for the Greater Good KCAD and GVSU’S Johnson Center for Philanthropy Partner to Empower Nonprofit Innovation Through Human Centered Design Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University (KCAD) and Grand Valley State University’s Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy have gained a key partner in their mission

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