SMC Luncheon Speaker Robin Ferriby
At the Senior Men’s Club Luncheon on Tuesday, November 13th, Robin Ferriby, who until recently served as the Vice President and General Counsel at the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan, reported to us on the work of the Foundation and how it promotes community philanthropy in the seven counties of southeast Michigan, investing in programs that will have a positive impact. As a permanent community endowment built by gifts from thousands of individuals and organizations, the Foundation supports a wide variety of activities benefiting education, arts and culture, health, human services, community development, and civic affairs. Since its inception in 1984, the Foundation has distributed more than $941 million through more than 61,000 grants to nonprofit organizations throughout southeast Michigan. Robin is a Grosse Pointer, and he explained that many Grosse Pointe charities, community organizations, schools, and arts and cultural organizations have benefited from grants from the Foundation.