Stories of Meaningful Change

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Stories from the Community Foundation of Greater Flint.

Helping Someone Else

Their love story began in the 1970s at Flint Osteopathic Hospital (FOH) on Ballenger Highway. He was a resident physician, she a visitor to…

Irene M. Onufry and Thomas P. O’Conner Fund for Bendle Schools

There was never a dull moment at Bendle High School for Irene Onufry. She was the definition of extra-curricular, active in countless clubs…

Legacy for a Friend

For 31 years, she loved teaching and coaching students at Bentley High School. She was active in her church, was a good neighbor, and had…

Six New Playgrounds Coming to the City of Flint

This evening organizations came together for Flint children at Durant-Turri-Mott Elementary School in a Design Day in which local students…

Donor Spotlight: Lucy Ham

Her parents were farmers in South Dakota, Christian people who took tithing seriously. Lucy Ham was taught from an early age to give 10…

For-Mar Truck Farm Coming to a Park Near You

Like other Flint-based philanthropists, Forbes and Martha Merkley left a precious gift to the community — their land. In the 1960s, Forbes…

Grant Supports STEM Learning Concepts

The STEM learning concepts of science, technology, engineering and math are skills needed for 21st Century jobs and career readiness. At…

Team Whitmire Get’s it Done

Conversing with Gary and Lynn Whitmire in their Flushing home, it’s easy to feel the teamwork this couple brings to their relationship…

Clio Second Graders Access the World

With headphones on and eyes glued to their own Chromebook tablet, second graders at Garner Elementary School are experiencing a whole new…

Davison Students Form New Honors Choirs

One by one they approached the front of the Davison Middle School Choir room. Alone and standing in front of their peers and two music…