Our all-volunteer Board of Trustees is drawn from citizens of the capital region who are actively engaged in our community. They are community leaders from the public, private, and nonprofit sectors.
The Trustees provide organizational leadership and oversight, and guide the Foundation’s strategic direction. They are committed to addressing the issues of today while preparing for a vibrant, thriving future.
Board of Trustees meetings are bi-monthly in 2022 on: February 10, April 14, June 9, August 11, October 13, and December 8.
CEO & Managing Director
The 4100 Group
CASE Credit Union
Past Board Chair
Director of Constituency Services
Michigan Association of Non-Public Schools
Director K-12 Outreach
Michigan State Univerity College of Education
Lisa Bond Brewer
Managing Director, External Affairs & Communications
First Vice President - Investment Officer
Wells Fargo Advisors
Foster Swift Collins & Smith PC
Retired Executive Director, Human Resources
Former Vice President of Communications & Marketing
Michigan Retailers Association
Huggler, Bashore & Brooks
Eaton Rapids Medical Center
2022-2023 Student Trustee
Holt High School
Wieber Green PC
Director, Community Data and Research Lab
Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy
We welcome your calls and questions. If you're not sure who can help you, simply dial our main phone number and our office receptionist can direct your call: 517-272-2870.
Laurie Strauss Baumer
President & CEO
Chief Financial Officer & Vice President of Operations
Cindy E. Hales, Ed.D.
Vice President of Community Investment
Marcy Gillespie Kinzer
Vice President of Donor Services
Special Projects Manager
Finance & Operations Associate
Community Investment Administrator
Community Investment Associate