In 2012, a rare and wonderful opportunity was presented to the Michigan League for Public Policy.

The Grand Rapids-based Nokomis Foundation offered its first legacy grant to the Michigan League for Public Policy: a $1 million endowment with another $1 million pledged should the League raise $250,000 in additional donations.

Thanks to generous donors, the League has met and exceeded that challenge! In all, nearly $2.5 million has been set aside. The interest will fund vital research and advocacy well into the future on such work as the economic self-sufficiency of families in Michigan.

Special thanks to those joining the Nokomis Legacy Founders Society by donating or pledging gifts of $15,000 or more.

Legacy Founders Society
(Gifts of $15,000 or more)
Ann Marston
Anonymous
DCS
The Ford Foundation
Frankel Health & Research Foundation
Marianne Udow-Phillips & Bill Phillips

      Nokomis Challenge Supporters      

$2,000,000+
Nokomis Foundation
$100,000+
The Ford Foundation

$50,000 – $100,000
 DCS
Ann Marston
$10,000 – $25,000
 Anonymous  Charles Stewart Mott Foundation
 Frankel Health & Research Foundation  Marianne Udow-Phillips & Bill Phillips
 Clarence & Jack Himmel Foundation  Zlotoff Generations Fund
 McGregor Fund  
$3,000 – $9,999
Professor Charles Ballard, & June Youatt
Delois Whitaker Caldwell
Consumers Energy Foundation
Consumers Mutual Insurance of Michigan
Robert Emerson & Judy Samelson*
Lee Gaddies
Donald H. Gilmer & Lynn Weimeister
Karl Gregory, Ph.D.
Denise & Jamie Jacob
Gilda & John Jacobs
Lynn Jondahl & Judy Martin
Kalamazoo Community Foundation
Charles Pryde & Clare Kurz
Renee & Robert Swanson
International Union – UAW
$1,000 – $2,999
Joan Abbey
John Altena
Georgi-Ann Bargamian
Gale & Doug Colewell
Lauren & Marvin Daitch
Fred Fechheimer & Roberta Patt
Sharon & Dana Gire
Karen Holcomb-Merrill
Marjorie & Maxwell Jospey Foundation
Keller Foundation
Kim & Glenn Liebowitz
Eric Tremayne Mayes, Ph.D.
Meijer
Michigan AFSCME Council 25
Nusbaum Family Foundation
Jennifer Poteat
Peter Pratt & Linda Headley
Judy Putnam
Kay Randolph-Back*
David Shaltz
Kim Sibilsky
Sue Slack
Kathleen Straus
Mary Alice & Mike Williams
$200 – $999
Christopher Andrews
Marcia & Martin Baum
Brain Injury Association of Michigan
Capuchin Soup Kitchen
Jan & Jim Carpenter
Laura Champagne*
Sheilah Clay
Coalition on Temporary Shelter
Lois Cohn & Honorable Avern Cohn
Jeffrey Davidson
Ben Davis
Dian Wilkins & Robert Deneweth
Paul Diefenbach
Edgewood United Church
Diane & Tom Emling
Executive Council of the Protestant Episcopal
Church of Michigan
Dale Fickle
Rena & Larry Friedberg, Ph.D.
Goodwill Industries of Greater Detroit
Sonia Harb
Doreen Hermelin
John Hooper
Benjamin Inquilla
Connie Jacob
Lucinda Keils
Joyce Keller & Michael A. Walch
Betsy & Joel Kellman
W.K. Kellogg Foundation
Jerutha Kennedy
Phyllis Killips
Carol & Dr. Mitchell Klein
Monica Labe
George Lafkas
Renee & Dr. Martin Laker
Legal Services of South Central MI
Mark/Lis Family Fund
Kathy & Robert Lovell
Jim Lunday
Alice MacDermott
Macomb Intermediate School District
Stephen Manchester
Cynthia Maritato
Miriam & Dan Medow
Metro Health Foundation
Michigan Association of Health Plans
Andrea & David Page
Susie & Norman Pappas
Dennis Paradis
Public Policy Associates, Inc.
Nanci Rands
Diane & John Revitte
Joan & Honorable William Richards
Rosalind & Larry Rochkind
Julie & Adam Rothstein
Peter Ruark
Kevin Seitz
H. Luke Shaefer Ph.D.
Joel H. & Loraine Shapiro Family Support Foundation
Robert Sheehan
Jo Sinha
Marilyn & Jerome Soble
Samuel T. Stahl & Randy Dean, M.D.
Nancy Stark
Susan and Daniel Stettner, Ph.D.
Betty Tableman
Margaret A. Talburtt, Ph.D. & James Peggs
Jacquelyn & Darrell Tennis
Lois & Gail Warden
Dr. Joseph Weiss
Lary Wells
Gail & Michael Whitty, Ph.D.
David Wiley & Christine Root
Other Generous Supporters
Michael Addonizio
Mary Aikey
Barbara & Peter Alter
Judith & Robert Ancell
Dr. Richard Ball
Geraldine Barclay
Martha Bartlett
Jackie Benson
Laurel Berger & Tom Trainer
Phillip Bergquist
Madge & Mandell Berman
Roz & Stanford Blanck
Barbara & Douglas Bloom
Penny & Harold Blumenstein
Linda Bodzin
Patricia & Stuart Bordman
Cabrini Clinic of Most Holy Trinity Church
Kyle Caldwell*
Judith Case & Karl Hausler
Tom Clay
Annie & Rob Cohen
Recia H. and I. William Cohen
Robert Cohen
Laura & Edward Cohn, M.D.
Kayla Conrad
Leslie Curry
Scott Darragh
Catherine Davis
Jacqueline Doig
Nida Donar & Edwin A. Rowe
Patience Drake-Rosenbaum
Peter Eckstein
Alice & Murray Ehrinpreis, M.D.
Judith & Irwin Elson
Gloria H. Emmons
Fern Ettinger
William Fairgrieve
Andrew Farmer
Rabbi & Mrs. Bunny Freedman
Mark Gaffney
Drs. Lynda & Conrad Giles
Anne Ginn
Selma Goode
Bobbi & Robert Gordon
Carolyn Greenberg
Judith Greenwald
Cheryl & Dan Guyer, M.D.
Elaine & Jon Harrison
Hemophilia Foundation of Michigan
H. Christine Hench & Peter Dale
David Hollister
Janis Horton
Dohn Hoyle
Jan Hudson
Human Development Commission
Margaret & James Hunt
Debra Jackson
Maxie Jackson, Jr.
Honorable Jeffrey Jenks
Fern Katz
Jack Kaufman
Linda & Dennis Kayes
Sarah Kellogg
Judy & Richard Kepes
Ada Kerwin & William Brukoff
Marguerite & Edward Kowaleski
Ann & Richard Kraft
Marion Kucharek
Thomas Kyle
Gail Lanphear
Barbara & Sheldon Larky
Yannet Lathrop
Fred Lawless
Janet & Dr. Ellsworth Levine
Camilla & William Liebold
Carol Linteau & Bob Lathrop
Judy & Robert Liss
Mary Logan
Melany Mack
Dr. M. Jeffrey Maisels
Olivia Maynard & Olof Karlstrom
Beverley McDonald
Bruce Miller
Barbara Moorhouse
William Morris
Hannah & Gordon Moss, M.D.
Anne & Robert Olender
Robert Paramo
Grant Parker
Donna & Allan Pearlman
Kathy Pelleran
Marianne & Jerome Pesick
Nadine Piggott
Arnold Portner
Ed Ptasznik
Michael Radner
Allyn Ravitz
Jane & James Richardson
Sherry & Nevin Rose
Jan & Larry Rosen
Susan & Richard Roth
Iris Salters
Rosemary Sarri
James Schaafsma
Robert L. Schirado
Ellen & Ron Schmier, M.D.
Ilana & Jim Schmier
Cindy & Mel Schwartz
Mary Scoblic
Arlene & Rick Selik
Karen & Dr. Gerald Shiener
Nancy & Joseph Sirianni
Danielle Smith
Melissa Smith
Constance A. Soma & Thomas F. Hinsberg
Patricia Sorenson
Ellen Speckman-Randall
Kate Stocker
Sheila & Gordon Taylor
Raymond Telman
Mary & Craig Thiel
Truscott Rossman Group, LLC
Marylou & George B. Van Antwerp
Janet & Thomas Violante
Howard Wallach
Renell Weathers
Judy & Dr. Sam Weiner
David Wiener
William Beaumont Hospital
Miriam & Steve Wolack
Barbara & Herb Yamanishi
Jane Zehnder-Merrell
Linda Zlotoff
Andrew Zylstra
*Additional contributions were received from matching gifts.
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