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Steelcase Foundation 2011 Annual Report SUPPORTING / DE VELOPING / BUILDING / LEGACY MAKING / 60 YE ARS
To the partners and friends C ON E A ING ING G S G UR EL ING R C EV W R IN A R RO TU OP E N V D of the Steelcase Foundation: Y D UIL G G 60 IN IN EB TR ING B AT T E R UC EL S L The Steelcase Foundation marks its 60th anniversary this year, but for us, the milestone is measured not in years, but in the progress made in the communities we’ve served over the past six decades. Partnering with local organizations, we’ve had the opportunity to impact the lives of three generations of people. Though our efforts have expanded far beyond what our original trustees, Walter Idema and David Hunting Sr., imagined, we think they’d be proud. An anniversary seems like the right time to take a moment and look back. The foundation has always been about more than dispensing funds to worthy causes. Our goal is to help organizations develop their plans into concrete solutions, like the blank sheets of paper in our artwork that have been worked into something structured and innovative, producing patterns that will continue well into the future. The “Where are they now?” stories in this report show what can happen when people who know their community and its needs are empowered to implement creative, effective ideas. We honor them – the hard work they’ve done and the success they’ve had. Our communities are better because of them. An anniversary is also a good time to look forward. This is a year of transition for us: Our longtime president, Susan Broman, has left after 15 remarkable years to lead the state of Michigan’s new Office of Great Start, focused on early childhood development. To say she will be missed is an understatement: She lived our mission in a way that made us better, as well as the organizations we support, instilling a rigor to our grant-application process that helped ensure projects’ success. We are proud to have her transition to such a key role, with the chance to have an even wider impact, and we know that children in Michigan will benefit from her efforts. As we continue our search for a new president, our trustees are thinking through where we’ve been, where we are, and where we want to go. Our mission will remain constant, however: To work collaboratively, to turn ideas into action, to empower people to reach their full potential, and to make our communities a better place to live and work. Kate Pew Wolters, Board Chair
Early intervention on a path to success When kids drop out of school or break the law, that tends to start them down a path of no return, ending in poverty and even prison. The social costs of this are enormous, not just for the kids but for the community. SCHOOL-TO-CAREER PROGRESSIONS used 2003-04 and 2007-08 grants from the Steelcase Foundation to target kids at risk of dropping out of school. Success Centers were set up on school campuses and throughout Grand Rapids to support students, staffed by coaches to mentor, tutor, encourage and cheer them on. “This is about giving these kids a positive vision of the future,” said Progressions director Michael Daniels. “We teach them to set career goals based on their dreams and abilities, and how to work to reach them.” “Success Center” is an apt term – of the kids served, about 90 percent have graduated high school, and of those graduates, about 80 percent have transitioned to a full-time job or secondary education. Progressions also has a program that partners with the court system to target youth who’ve committed low-level misdemeanors. Instead of going to the courts, the kids are diverted to a youth-development program with the same focus on creating a plan for success based on their interests and abilities. “We look at whether they need counseling to help them work through some of the struggles they might be going through, how we can encourage them to improve in school and not commit another crime,” Daniels said. “We give these kids direction on how to improve in home, school and within the community.” After successful completion of the program, the kids’ court records are expunged. This program has been equally successful: Of the more than 360 kids ages 12-16 who’ve gone through the program in the last four years, about 89 percent have had no further contact with the courts a year later. The testimonies of the kids in the program are its truest measure of success. “Since coming to Progressions, they have helped me look at the big picture and see that all the skipping school isn’t worth it in the end,” said an 18-year-old named Deshario. “Since graduating from the Diversion Program, I had above a 3.0 GPA my entire senior year. I made the honor roll and just graduated from high school. My goals are to enroll in the M-TEC program at Grand Rapids Community College and find a job. Progressions has taught me that school is important and everybody has a purpose in life.”
Long-term impact Nearly two decades after the BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB opened its first location in Athens, Alabama, executive director Suzanne Rainey can measure its success by the success of those first kids to attend. There’s the girl who was Youth of the Year in 1996 and is now an attorney. There’s the family of three kids being raised by a single mom working two jobs, where the two oldest are now in the military and the youngest has a full-time job and career aspirations. “The club has provided hope and opportunity to so many kids,” Rainey said. “It’s helped them realize there’s more out there, and they can do things like go to college, instead of just following the patterns they’ve seen all their lives. That single mom came from a family that was into drugs, and she did better than them, and now her kids are doing better than her. If we can do just a little bit every generation, it has a tremendous impact on our community.” The organization’s growth has been explosive. The first club served about 100 kids in a rented space, and there was always a waiting list. Now there are 14 locations serving 7,000-10,000 kids throughout both Limestone and its neighboring county of Athens. The Steelcase Foundation has provided grants every year since the club started. Those multiple locations are particularly important in keeping the club accessible to kids whose lives may be transient. The most recent Youth of the Year changed schools 11 times, moving first with his family, then among foster homes. He joined the club when he was 8, and through all his moves, he kept coming to whatever location was nearest. Now he’s a high school senior and credits the club with helping him stay in school; it provided the only stability he’s ever known. “All our programs are important – we have a great sports and fitness program to combat childhood obesity, and we do character and leadership programs and arts programs – but I feel like our education and career program is by far the best at helping kids envision another life,” Rainey said. “Ninety-seven percent of the kids in it passed to the next level or graduated last year.” YOU T H O F T HE Y E A R, NO EL MIGUEL WITH PAT RICK W Y NN, PR ESIDEN T OF BOYS & GIR LS CLU BS OF N O RT H A L A BA M A ,
Meeting community and individual needs The mission of GILDA’S CLUB’s is to be a cancer out of it, we help them recalibrate their brain support community, but soon after the Grand Rapids chemistry,” Arkema said. “It’s a developing brain, location opened, leaders realized the acute need for so this program allows children to have more of a a program to help children grieving a loss from any chance of a normal life.” circumstance, not just cancer. The program uses licensed professionals, and “We were the only children’s grieving program in the results are dramatic. For children ages 3-8, town, and we had people calling us about children parents reported a 100% improvement in their who’d experienced the death of someone in their life child’s adjustment. For kids in grades third through due to murder, suicide, heart attacks, begging us to eighth, 95% of parents reported an improvement in allow them into the program,” said president/CEO overall well-being, and for teens, there was an 87% Leann Arkema. reported improvement. Just as importantly, parents In 2006, the Steelcase Foundation helped fund a themselves reported a 92-93% improvement in their three-year children’s grief pilot program. Within a few own self-awareness of their grief and their relationship months, the program was full. with their child. Why a program just for children? National studies show Over 1,000 children have come through the program that most grieving parents aren’t fully aware of the grief since it started. It’s been so successful that leaders impact on their children, because the children don’t have created a version for the Kent County Juvenile talk about it. They don’t want to make the parent cry, Detention Center, where anywhere from 55-95% of or they don’t have the words to express their feelings, child detainees at any given time have experienced so they express it through action, becoming defiant a death. or acting out through school. Studies also show that “No one’s taught them how to grieve, so they act when trauma happens to children, the physiology of out,” Arkema said. “The goal is to create good their brain chemistry actually changes. emotional health, so they understand how to “When we’re able to help normalize that grieving navigate that loss in a way that won’t result in a experience for children, and take the fear and anger negative impact on the rest of their lives.”
Doubling capacity and services, just as they’re needed most In 2007, Michigan’s economy was in crisis, and demand for DEGAGE MINISTRIES’ services increased dramatically. A capital grant from the Steelcase Foundation could not have come at a more critical time. Their 19th-century building was crowded and in desperate need of infrastructure upgrades. “The electrical wires were literally crumbling in workers’ hands,” said executive director Marge Palmerlee. “By the grace of God, we never had a fire.” The funding let Degage renovate their entire building and occupy the upper two floors for the first time, which in turn let them expand services. The nonprofit provides services and meals to those in need and overnight shelter to women in crisis. Before, the dining room was standing-room-only, and furniture had to be moved each night to make space for the women to sleep. Degage is the only place in the neighborhood where people can take a shower and do laundry, and there were only two showers and three washers/dryers. Now, there are six more showers and five more washers/dryers. The whole building is air-conditioned and has new furnaces, there’s an office right up front to greet people as they come in, private offices instead of open cubicles for women meeting with staff, and countless other improvements. “We hear all the time how much people appreciate the new services,” Palmerlee said. “Before, you might have walked in and not had as welcoming an environment because of lack of space. Now we have a facility that shows we value the people who come through our doors.”
From devastation comes partnership Hurricane Katrina not only destroyed much of New Orleans, it devastated the infrastructure of nonprofit organizations just as their services were needed most. A grant from the Steelcase Foundation helped to fund a venture called NONPROFIT CENTRAL, providing free office space and technology so these organizations could get back to business. Five years later, the success of this venture is evident from the fact that Nonprofit Central is no longer needed. Its former occupants have all found permanent homes, including the organizer, the Louisiana Association of Nonprofit Organizations (LANO). There’s also been an unexpected side benefit to the nonprofits sharing space: “The virtual and practical partnerships have remained,” said LANO executive director Ann Silverberg Williamson. “Day- to-day alignment continues through webinars and shared events and increased awareness of one another’s missions because Nonprofit Central existed for those five years.” That spirit of cooperation is critical, as the five-year anniversary of Katrina also coincided with the full impact of the economic downturn hitting Louisiana, which typically lags behind the rest of the nation because of the oil/gas industry. Collaboration has helped organizations make the most of their money while deepening their impact. The Greater New Orleans Housing Alliance, Neighborhoods Partnership Network and the Central City Renaissance Alliance all play a critical role in the sector and grew out of relationships formed at Nonprofit Central. “Nonprofit organizations have realized we cannot do this alone,” Williamson said. “Now we know the need to share resources and ideas and expertise touches every element of advancing our missions.” Even when it came time for LANO to find a permanent home in New Orleans, the focus remained on partnership. Their new space is shared with the Arts Council of Greater New Orleans.
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GRANT PAYMENT TOTALS IN 2011: $580,000 / FUTURE: $95,000 GIVEN TO THE FOLLOWING RECIPIENTS / PROJECT DESCRIPTION / RECIPIENT’S WEBSITE / GR ANT PAYMENT AMOUNT TOTAL ARTS AND CULTURE: ARTS COUNCIL OF GREATER GRAND RAPIDS NINE GRANTEES $580,000 / FUTURE: $95,000 Major Donor Campaign $15,000 / FUTURE: $30,000 TOTAL COMMUNITY & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: www.artsggr.org $365,000 / FUTURE: $10,000 BLUE LAKE FINE ARTS CAMP TOTAL EDUCATION: WMCAT/Steelcase Foundation Scholarship Program $807,500 / FUTURE: $1,600,000 $25,000 / FUTURE: $0 www.bluelake.org TOTAL ENVIRONMENT: $419,375 / FUTURE: $20,000 GIRLS CHORAL ACADEMY A Voice Through Advancement TOTAL HEALTH: $15,000 / FUTURE: $15,000 $53,000 / FUTURE: $85,000 girlschoralacademy.org TOTAL HUMAN SERVICE: GRAND RAPIDS ART MUSEUM $1,275,705 / FUTURE: $645,000 Program support $150,000 / FUTURE: $0 TOTAL OTHER: www.gramonline.org $69,300 / FUTURE: $0 GRAND RAPIDS BALLET COMPANY Production support for new repertoire $65,000 / FUTURE: $50,000 PORTION OF 2011 FUNDS DEDICATED TO ARTS & CULTURE-ORIENTED ORGANIZATIONS www.grballet.com GRAND RAPIDS CHILDREN’S MUSEUM GRAND TOTALS: Outreach programs $35,000 / FUTURE: $0 $3,569,880 / FUTURE: $2,455,000 www.grcm.org GRAND RAPIDS SYMPHONY Underwriting Music Director’s Chair $170,000 / FUTURE: $0 www.grsymphony.org OPERA GRAND RAPIDS LEED Bonus $5,000 / FUTURE: $0 www.operagr.com URBAN INSTITUTE FOR CONTEMPORARY ARTS “Where Art Happens” capital campaign $100,000 / FUTURE: $0 www.uica.org
GRANT PAYMENT TOTALS IN 2011: $807,500 / FUTURE: $1,600,000 GIVEN TO THE FOLLOWING RECIPIENTS / PROJECT DESCRIPTION / RECIPIENT’S WEBSITE / GR ANT PAYMENT AMOUNT GRANT PAYMENT TOTALS IN 2011: $365,000 / FUTURE: $10,000 FERRIS STATE UNIVERSITY EIGHT GRANTEES GIVEN TO THE FOLLOWING RECIPIENTS / PROJECT DESCRIPTION / RECIPIENT’S WEBSITE / GR ANT PAYMENT AMOUNT Federal Building Renovation for Kendall College of Art & Design of Ferris State University $0 / FUTURE: $200,000 COMMUNITY REBUILDERS FIVE GRANTEES www.ferris.edu Housing Services Center $75,000 / FUTURE: $0 GRAND RAPIDS CHILD DISCOVERY CENTER www.communityrebuilders.org Discovery the Connection $175,000 / FUTURE: $175,000 GRAND RAPIDS CABLE ACCESS CENTER INC. www.childdiscoverycenter.org (IS ALSO KNOWN AS THE COMMUNITY MEDIA CENTER) CMC Wealthy Theatre Centennial Campaign GRAND RAPIDS COMMUNITY COLLEGE FOUNDATION $60,000 / FUTURE: $0 “GRCC Works…Ask Anyone” www.grcmc.org $125,000 / FUTURE: $375,000 www.grcc.edu HABITAT FOR HUMANITY, ATHENS/LIMESTONE CO. Habitat for Humanity Restore GRAND RAPIDS PUBLIC SCHOOLS $40,000 / FUTURE: $0 Blandford School capital campaign www.habitatalc.org $0 / FUTURE: $150,000 www.grpublicschools.org MIDTOWN NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION PORTION OF 2011 FUNDS DEDICATED TO COMMUNIT Y & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT-ORIENTED ORGANIZATIONS Fulton Street Farmers Market capital campaign GRAND VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY $175,000 / FUTURE: $0 Mary Idema Pew Library Learning and www.midtowngr.com PORTION OF 2011 FUNDS DEDICATED TO EDUCATION-ORIENTED ORGANIZATIONS Information Commons $200,000 / FUTURE: $700,000 STEEPLETOWN NEIGHBORHOOD SERVICES www.gvsu.edu Kent County Renters’ Alliance $15,000 / FUTURE: $10,000 KENT INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL DISTRICT www.steepletowncenter.org Kent ISD Change Network $32,500 / FUTURE: $0 www.kentisd.org MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY MSU West Michigan Medical School $200,000 / FUTURE: $0 www.msu.edu MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY LEED Bonus $75,000 / FUTURE: $0 www.msu.edu
GRANT PAYMENT TOTALS IN 2011: $419,375 / FUTURE: $20,000 GRANT PAYMENT TOTALS IN 2011: $53,000 / FUTURE: $85,000 GIVEN TO THE FOLLOWING RECIPIENTS / PROJECT DESCRIPTION / RECIPIENT’S WEBSITE / GR ANT PAYMENT AMOUNT GIVEN TO THE FOLLOWING RECIPIENTS / PROJECT DESCRIPTION / RECIPIENT’S WEBSITE / GR ANT PAYMENT AMOUNT BLANDFORD NATURE CENTER CATHERINE’S HEALTH CENTER THREE GRANTEES FOUR GRANTEES New Directions at Blandford Nature Center Opening Doors Capital Campaign: Building a Legacy $44,375 / FUTURE: $0 of Quality Care to Increase Services to the Community www.blandfordnaturecenter.org $50,000 / FUTURE: $25,000 www.catherineshc.org JOHN BALL ZOOLOGICAL SOCIETY Phase I: Restore the Roar GILDA’S CLUB GRAND RAPIDS $250,000 / FUTURE: $0 Advance Care Planning Initiative www.johnballzoosociety.org $3,000 / FUTURE: $0 www.gildasclubgr.org WEST MICHIGAN ENVIRONMENTAL ACTION COUNCIL Inspiring WMEACtion in West Michigan HOSPICE OF MICHIGAN $25,000 / FUTURE: $20,000 MSU College of Human Medicine Fellowship www.wmeac.org in Hospice and Palliative Care $0 / FUTURE: $60,000 WEST MICHIGAN HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY, INC. www.hom.org Japanese Garden $100,000 / FUTURE: $0 www.meijergardens.org PORTION OF 2011 FUNDS DEDICATED TO ENVIRONMENT-ORIENTED ORGANIZATIONS PORTION OF 2011 FUNDS DEDICATED TO HEALTH-ORIENTED ORGANIZATIONS
GRANT PAYMENT TOTALS IN 2011: $1,275,705 / FUTURE: $645,000 GIVEN TO THE FOLLOWING RECIPIENTS / PROJECT DESCRIPTION / RECIPIENT’S WEBSITE / GR ANT PAYMENT AMOUNT AMERICAN RED CROSS GRAND RAPIDS AREA HOUSING CONTINUUM MOMSBLOOM UNITED WAY OF GREATER HIGH POINT, INC. TWENTY-SEVEN GRANTEES Emergency Services Challenge OF CARE Flourishing Families 2011 campaign $65,839 / FUTURE: $0 Coalition’s Systems Change - Phase Three $15,000 / FUTURE: $7,500 $14,410 / FUTURE: $0 www.redcross.org $35,000 / FUTURE: $0 www.momsbloom.org www.unitedwayhp.org www.roofstoroots.com ATHENS-LIMESTONE EMERGENCY OUR HOPE ASSOCIATION WEST MICHIGAN CENTER FOR FOOD AND SHELTER HABITAT FOR HUMANITY OF KENT COUNTY, INC. Sustainability of Our Hope Association ARTS AND TECHNOLOGY Emergency food, rent/mortgage and utility assistance Hurricane relief in Monterrey, Mexico $40,000 / FUTURE: $30,000 Youth Program Opportunity for Innovation $5,000 / FUTURE: $0 $10,000 / FUTURE: $0 www.ourhopeassociation.org $100,000 / FUTURE: $100,000 www.habitatkent.org www.wmcat.org BAXTER COMMUNITY CENTER PLANNED PARENTHOOD OF WEST The Greenhouse Initiative HEART OF WEST MICHIGAN UNITED WAY AND NORTHERN MICHIGAN YOUNG MEN’S CHRISTIAN ASSOCIATION $25,000 / FUTURE: $0 2011 Campaign Smart and Safer Choices OF GRAND RAPIDS www.baxtercommunitycenter.org $425,000 / FUTURE: $100,000 $36,862 / FUTURE: $0 Mid City Adventure Club, Summer camper scholarship www.waybetterunitedway.org www.plannedparenthood.org program and Search Institute Asset Training CAMP HENRY $20,000 / FUTURE: $17,500 Support for summer campers’ scholarship program INDIAN TRAILS CAMP, INC. SENIOR MEALS PROGRAM, INC. www.grymca.org $8,500 / FUTURE: $0 2011 Scholarship Campaign “The Place I Love” Senior Meals Capital Campaign www.camphenry.org $7,500 / FUTURE: $0 $0 / FUTURE: $150,000 www.indiantrailscamp.org www.seniormealsonwheels.org DISABILITY ADVOCATES OF KENT COUNTY Best Highest Use KIDS’ FOOD BASKET THE GRAND RAPIDS RED PROJECT $35,000 / FUTURE: $0 Creating a New Home for the Kids’ Food Basket Clean Works Program PORTION OF 2011 FUNDS DEDICATED TO HUMAN SERVICE-ORIENTED ORGANIZATIONS www.disabilityadvocates.us $25,000 / FUTURE: $0.00 $25,000 / FUTURE: $35,000 www.kidsfoodbasket.org www.redprojectgr.org FAMILY FUTURES Connections expansion LITERACY CENTER OF WEST MICHIGAN TORONTO WINDFALL CLOTHING SUPPORT SERVICE $40,000 / FUTURE: $35,000 Blueprint for Adult Literacy Expansion of Kids’ Basics Program www.familyfutures.net $30,000 / FUTURE: $20,000 $47,939 / FUTURE: $0 www.literacycenterwm.org www.windfallbasics.com FAMILY PROMISE OF GRAND RAPIDS Community Awareness, Public Relations MEL TROTTER MINISTRIES UNITED WAY OF ATHENS AND LIMESTONE COUNTY and Marketing Plan Shelter from the Storm capital campaign 2011 campaign $35,000 / FUTURE: $0 $25,000 / FUTURE: $50,000 $39,655 / FUTURE: $0 www.familypromisegr.org www.meltrotter.org www.unitedwayofathenslimestone.org FIRST STEPS MIGRANT LEGAL AID UNITED WAY OF ATHENS AND LIMESTONE COUNTY First Steps Initiative Legal assistance for migrant-worker Emergency assistance $100,000 / FUTURE: $100,000 victims of domestic abuse $50,000 / FUTURE: $0 www.firststepskent.org $15,000 / FUTURE: $0 www.unitedwayofathenslimestone.org www.migrantlegalaid.com
GRANT PAYMENT TOTALS IN 2011: $69,300 / FUTURE: $0 The Steelcase Foundation also partners with GIVEN TO THE FOLLOWING RECIPIENTS / PROJECT DESCRIPTION / RECIPIENT’S WEBSITE / GR ANT PAYMENT AMOUNT Steelcase employees, retirees and directors by matching their gifts to arts and culture, education and environmental and conservation programs. COUNCIL OF MICHIGAN FOUNDATIONS The maximum contribution is $10,000 yearly. FOUR GRANTEES 2010/2011 membership dues $8,400 / FUTURE: $0 The amount can be a combination of gifts to a www.michiganfoundations.org number of different organizations. GRAND RAPIDS COMMUNITY FOUNDATION Nonprofit Technical Assistance Fund In 2011, the Foundation provided $479,622.92 $30,000 / FUTURE: $0 in matching funds that included $374,863.85 www.nptafund.org for education; $64,157 for arts and culture; GRANTMAKERS FOR EDUCATION and $40,602 for environment and conservation 2011 membership dues programs. Matching gift application forms are $900 / FUTURE: $0 www.edfunders.org available from the Foundation office. For a detailed list of matching gift recipients, please visit us online JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT OF THE MICHIGAN GREAT LAKES, INC. at steelcasefoundation.org. Integrating Economic Education and the Workplace $30,000 / FUTURE: $0 www.westmichigan.ja.org PORTION OF 2011 FUNDS DEDICATED TO OTHER ORGANIZATIONS
STATEMENTS OF FINANCIAL POSITION STATEMENTS OF UNRESTRICTED ACTIVITIES YEAR ENDED NOVEMBER 30, 2011 2010 YEAR ENDED NOVEMBER 30, 2011 2010 Assets Revenues Cash and cash equivalents $ 612,733 $ - In-kind contributions $ 353,156 $ 299,249 Accrued interest receivable 21,239 - Investment income: Investments, at fair value 83,148,257 84,817,026 Dividends 1,500,735 1,799,520 Federal excise tax refundable 16,318 7,000 Realized and unrealized gain on investments 2,070,307 4,845,384 TOTAL ASSETS $83,798,547 $84,824,026 TOTAL REVENUES $3,924,198 $6,944,153 Liabilities and Net Assets Expenses Liabilities: Grants and matching gifts $ 3,624,279 $ 4,902,149 Grants payable $ 2,455,000 $ 2,890,375 Investment management and agency fees 506,185 20,000 Net Assets: Provisions for federal excise tax: Unrestricted 81,343,547 81,933,651 Current 30,682 2,947 TOTAL LIABILITIES AND NET ASSETS $83,798,547 $84,824,026 Deferred - (468,924) General and administrative 353,156 299,249 TOTAL EXPENSES $4,514,302 $4,755,421 INCREASE (DECREASE) IN NET ASSETS $(590,104) $2,188,732 NET ASSETS, BEGINNING OF YEAR $81,933,651 $79,744,919 NET ASSETS, END OF YEAR $81,343,547 $81,933,651 A complete set of audited financial statements will be provided upon request.
Steelcase Foundation Trustees Kate Pew Wolters – Board Chair James P. Hackett Mary Anne Hunting Elizabeth Welch Lykins Mary Goodwillie Nelson Craig Niemann Robert C. Pew III A key member of the Steelcase Foundation trustees retired this year. Earl Holton was a trustee from 1999 until July 2011, serving as the chair of the the Investment Committee. Earl brought his business expertise together with his strong civic involvement to our board, and made us stronger. Foundation Staff Phyllis Gebben – Donation Coordinator Christine Nelson, Ph.D. – Grants Consultant Investment Committee Mary Anne Hunting Craig Niemann Shelly Padnos Kate Pew Wolters Investment Committee Staff Gary Malburg ST EELCASE FOU NDATIO N / P.O. BOX 19 67/G H-4E, G R A ND R A PIDS, MI 49501-19 67 P: 616.246.46 95 / F: 616.475.220 0 STEELCASEFOU NDATIO N.ORG A BOU T T HE A RT: The original paper artwork featured in this report was created by West Michigan native, Emily Van Hoff. This Chicago-based artist crafts with precision and no waste in the creation process – every part of the original paper is included. Just as the Foundation ensures that their funds are put to good use. 04/12 ©2012 ST EELCASE INC. A LL RIG H TS RESERV ED