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Michigan Business Beat | Julie Thomasma, Child and Family Charities - 2022 Capital Campaign

Michigan Business Beat
May 16, 2022 4:00 PM


Jeffrey Mosher speaks with Julie Thomasma, CEO, Child and Family Charities, Lansing, MI.

To hear Julie and Jeffrey's conversation about this year's campaign click play on the Podcast shared below:

Welcome Julie, and could you share what Child and Family Charities is and its scope of services with the Michigan business community?

You caught our attention as we understand Corporate donation to create The Jackson House on the former McLaren campus, what did this entail?

Tell us more about the 2022 Capital Campaign Be the Light?

Are you looking for more corporate giving in connection with this effort, or on an individual basis?

We have a little time left, can you go into some more specifics about the eventual Jackson House? 

Child and Family Charities also put out a press release at the time of the launch.

Corporate donation to create The Jackson House on the former McLaren campus 

LANSING, MI – Child and Family Charities in April officially launched its 2022 capital campaign, Be the Light, to build a comprehensive, centralized campus on the former Greater Lansing McLaren property. 

The campaign will raise funds to transform a portion of the former hospital site on the city’s southside into a continuum-of-care hub to best meet the needs of today’s modern families. The $7 million projects received a major boost from longtime corporate partner Jackson National Life Insurance Company (Jackson®) and its associates, who donated $940,000 to underwrite the cost of The Jackson House, a dedicated home for youth who lack safe, stable housing. 

"Jackson is grateful for its enduring relationship with Child and Family Charities and looks forward to supporting their important mission with donations and associate volunteerism for years to come,” said Danielle Robinson, Jackson’s assistance vice president, corporate philanthropy, and executive director of the Jackson Charitable Foundation. “We look forward to the meaningful impact The Jackson House will have on our community.”

Since 2006, Jackson has collectively donated over $1.3 million to Child and Family Charities and its associates have given close to $170,000. In addition to funds, the Jackson team has contributed 2,290 hours of volunteer services.

“Child and Family Charites is grateful for our longtime partnership with Jackson and their unwavering commitment to strengthening families and opportunities for those in our community,” said Julie Thomasma, CEO of Child and Family Charities. “From the ground up, Jackson’s commitment to the partnership is significant and resolute. Together, we will brighten the path for all who come to Child and Family Charities for life-enriching services.” 

Each year, Child and Family Charities serves over 15,000 individuals of all ages and needs, providing them with all the support they need to reach stability and regain hope. Through its six divisions and 30 programs, the nonprofit organization works together in partnership with organizations like Jackson to address the needs of an ever-evolving community

For more information and to support the Be the Light campaign, visit www.childandfamily.org or call 517-882-4000. 


Founded in 1911, Child and Family Charities offers a full-spectrum of support to over 7,000 children, youth and families each year in the mid-Michigan area. The primary mission of the private, nonprofit organization is to strengthen and support children, families, and individuals as they evolve and grow in a changing community. For more information about Child and Family Charities, visit www.childandfamily.org or call 517.882.4000.

Jackson® (NYSE: JXN) is committed to helping clarify the complexity of retirement planning—for financial professionals and their clients. Our range of annuity products, financial know-how, history of award-winning service and streamlined experiences strive to reduce the confusion that complicates retirement planning. We take a balanced, long-term approach to responsibly serving all of our stakeholders, including customers, shareholders, distribution partners, employees, regulators and community partners. We believe by providing clarity for all today, we can help drive better outcomes for tomorrow. For more information, visit www.jackson.com.

*SQM (Service Quality Measurement Group) Contact Center Awards Program for 2004 and 2006-2021. (To achieve world-class certification, 80% or more of call-center customers surveyed must have rated their experience as very satisfied, the highest rating possible).

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