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Money Talks! Re-Joyce
We didn’t know if anybody would actually show up, but they did, and in droves: Our Beulah office hosted three Tuesday morning receptions in July with Institute policy experts Andy Guy, Patty Cantrell, and Kelly Thayer. Their presentations on Great Lakes water, new entrepreneurial agriculture, and transportation choices drew big crowds that listened intently and, between bites and sips of the fine morning fare provided by L’Chayim Delicatessen, asked good questions. The series, “Tuesday Morning Eye-Openers,” drew both old friends and new; they were so successful we may repeat them at our Traverse City office. Can the MLUI Roadshow be far behind?
Milliken Fund Milestones
Helen and William Milliken
Fourteen committed, talented people. Four offices. An active, award-winning, resource-rich Web site. Influential, must-read, often pioneering publications about the ravages of sprawl and the cures for it: These things cost the Michigan Land Use Institute $1.1 million over the past year. Please, if you have not already, invest some of your smart money on Michigan’s Smart Growth leader. Join up online at www.mlui.org or send a check to: MLUI, PO Box 500, Beulah, MI 49617. Thanks!
The funding cornerstone for the Institute's work on state transportation policy, the Joyce Foundation of Chicago, recently renewed its support with another one-year, $125,000 grant. And the Mott Foundation of Flint has renewed its general support of our work to curb sprawl with a two-year, $90,000 grant. This steady support in an era of sharp economic downturns speaks well of the respect the Institute earns from some of the nation's most discerning foundations.
L. to R.: Lillie Wolff, Sarah Morris, Jay Hite, Kyle Smiddie, and Erin Haibel.