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Sparrow Recognize Community Leader with its Highest Honor, 2019 Founders’ Award

Michigan Business Network
March 19, 2019 3:00 PM

Tuesday, March 12, Jeffrey Mosher was on hand at Sparrow Hospital in Lansing Michigan for a reception and celebration program. A community leader, John O. Grettenberger, Sr. was recognized with the 2019 Sparrow Founders’ Award, Sparrow’s highest honor. The award is given to a Volunteer, community member, retired Caregiver or Physician who has made a positive impact on the health of the mid-Michigan region through their involvement with Sparrow.

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The Story behind the 2019 Sparrow Founders' Day Award

Michigan Business Network
March 15, 2019 12:00 PM

Chris Holman speaks with Christine Hollister, President, Sparrow Women's Board of Managers, and Volunteer, Sparrow Hospital.

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Delta Dental Foundation Welcomes Noted Health Authority as Executive Director

Michigan Business Network
March 13, 2019 11:00 AM

Dr. Holli Seabury of McMillen Health to lead company’s philanthropic arm

Okemos, Michigan — Dr. Holli Seabury, CEO of McMillen Health in Fort Wayne, Indiana, will become executive director of the Delta Dental Foundation effective March 25. She succeeds Teri Battaglieri, who is retiring.

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2019 Sparrow Gala an Evening of Movement, Motion, and Melodies

Michigan Business Beat
February 13, 2019 10:00 AM

Jeffrey Mosher speaks with Michelle Reynaert, Executive Director of Development And Operations for the Sparrow Foundation. They focus on this year's Sparrow Gala which is set to be held at the University Club of MSU on February 23rd.

Folks can join Sparrow for an evening of movement, motion, and melodies, blending the traditional with the unexpected to benefit Orthopedic Services at Sparrow. Still present will be the delicious food and dessert, casino-style gaming, live music, dancing and silent auction. But this year they are adding innovative ways to keep you moving all night long for a fresh and modern Gala experience. 



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Students United | Dewitt Presentation of "Rare Birds" thru Feb. 17th

Students United: Mobile Minds Flipping Society
February 13, 2019 9:00 AM

Jason LaFay of DeWitt High School and Michigan Creativity Group, interviews Jeff Croley's student actors participating in ...
The DeWitt High School Theater Department's 'Rare Birds'

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Highlights from the One Fair Wage Rally

Equity Equals
January 21, 2019 12:00 PM

This episode of Equity Equals features highlights from the One Fair Wage Rally held at the Michigan State Capitol. The rally was organized by Black Lives Matter Michigan in partnership with Restaurant Opportunities Centers Michigan, better known as ROC Michigan. Speakers for the rally included Saru Jayaraman, Director of the Food Lab Research Center at UC Berkley and founder of Restaurant Opportunities Centers United and Patrisse Cullors, co-founder of Black Lives Matter Global Network who were joined in the bitter cold rain by actor and activist Jane Fonda.

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National Organization Serving Burn Survivors Announces Senior Director

Michigan Business Beat
December 22, 2018 9:00 AM

Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors, a national organization headquartered in Grand Rapids, hires Debra Minton after successful $6 million capital campaign

Deb Minton, incoming Senior Director of Philanthropy and Strategic Initiatives, Phoenix Society, Grand Rapids, MI, spoke with Jeffrey Mosher about her new role. 

She will officially start January 3, 2019, Minton has served as a philanthropic consultant to Phoenix Society through her firm, Philanthropia Partners, since 2015, most notably leading the "Never Alone Campaign," which raised over $6 million to support a variety of organization initiatives. This is a large transition for Minton, as she will be closing Philanthropia Partners, which she founded in 2000.

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Delta Dental Foundation Commits $150K to Improve Oral Health

Michigan Business Network
December 5, 2018 2:00 PM

News Release Provided By Delta Dental

Application period for 2019 Building Brighter Futures Community Grants program now open

Okemos, Michigan —The Delta Dental Foundation is currently accepting applications from community-based nonprofit organizations working to improve oral health in Michigan, Ohio and Indiana.

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Delta Dental | ‘Smile Safari’ Float Takes Detroiters Into Wild World of Oral Health

Michigan Business Network
November 22, 2018 8:00 AM

Delta Dental’s ‘Smile Safari’ float takes Detroiters into wild world of oral health 

Okemos, Michigan— Delta Dental of Michigan’s first appearance in America’s Thanksgiving Parade brought the enamel animal preserve to downtown Detroit, complete with larger than life teeth, toothbrushes and a 25-foot polar bear.

The company’s 100-foot float, titled Delta Dental’s Smile Safari, is designed with oral health and literacy in mind, urging children and families to brush for a healthy mouth and read for a healthy mind.

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Bright Walls Mural Festival in Jackson Michigan

Students United: Mobile Minds Flipping Society
October 19, 2018 11:00 AM

On this episode of Students United is excerpts from the Bright Walls Mural Festival in Jackson Michigan. The segment features many student voices sharing thoughts on a unique trip that not only introduced them to artwork from 17 artists from around the world but also to the historical locations such as the Michigan Theater (open in 1930) and the 1906 Masonic Temple, home to the new Jackson School of Arts Project. The Michigan Theater which has received the Michigan Historical Preservation Award for its restoration efforts. The restoration work is well underway for the Jackson School of Arts which is scheduled to open next fall. 

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