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Stories from the Community Foundation of Greater Flint.

Giving is a Wonderful Feeling

Bonnie and Hank Graff

You've seen him on television dancing the Irish jig, tossing a football and offering you the best car deal in town. You may see him in a grocery store and say to yourself, "I know that guy." The family has earned celebrity status, not only for its business but for its contributions to the community.

Hank and Bonnie Graff take great pride in their work, having established 10 automotive dealerships over time, providing jobs and economic growth. Their affection for the Davison community is extra special. On August 2, 1982, Hank signed a Chevrolet franchise agreement and opened Graff Chevrolet. Chris Graff, Hank and Bonnie's son and Chair of the Davison Community Fund Advisory Committee, now owns the dealership.

As a way to give back, Hank and Bonnie established the Graff Family Foundation Fund to benefit Davison. Grants from the Fund will be advised by the Davison Community Fund Advisory Committee.

"Davison is a very welcoming community and they've supported us for 33 years," said Hank. "It's the least we can do. It feels wonderful that we can give back."

"It's the best feeling in the world to be able to give," Bonnie says. "There is so much need in Genesee County. "We look forward to giving back to Davison and all of Genesee County."