non-profit groups

6:19 am
Wed January 14, 2015

State Attorney General Investigating Leader of Battle Creek Agency

Summit Pointe CEO Erv Brinker was placed on paid administrative leave December 2nd
Marlene Lawrence held back tears, recounting her hallucinations and ultimate mental illness diagnosis more than a decade ago, as she looked up at the Summit Pointe board members. "I'm a patient of yours," Lawrence, the retired executive director of the Share Center, said Tuesday night.
7:12 am
Thu January 8, 2015

Starr Commonwealth CEO to Retire Next Year

Martin Mitchell says a new CEO should be announced in April
When talking about what has driven him in his work confronting the problems and traumas affecting boys and girls for more than four decades, Martin Mitchell returned to an often-quoted phrase at Starr Commonwealth. "There's no such thing as a bad child," Mitchell said.
6:50 am
Tue November 4, 2014

Starr Commonwealth Announces Restructuring

Contract with Sequel Youth and Family Services takes effect December 1st
Starr Commonwealth is hiring an outside management company, cutting 80 jobs and hoping to return to its full capacity of at-risk young people within four years. The deal means reorganization of Starr's residential program, the elimination of approximately 80 staff positions at the Albion campus and closure of a private school on the campus, Starr officials said in disclosing details of the new partnership.
7:32 am
Thu October 16, 2014

Founder of Wings of Mercy Peter VandenBosch Dies

Small group of volunteers started the faith-based organization
ZEELAND, MI -- Peter VandenBosch, the Zeeland man who founded Wings of Mercy, died Wednesday, Oct. 15, at the age of 91. VandenBosch's volunteer pilot organization flies low-income patients to medical centers for free. Wings of Mercy has conducted more than 6,800 missions in multiple states since VandenBosch started the West Michigan non-profit in 1991, according to the Wings of Mercy website.
5:57 am
Mon July 7, 2014

Non-Profit Group Launched in Portage to Support Education and Charitable Efforts

Fund is now taking applications for grants
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
PORTAGE, MI - The Portage Area Charities Fund has been launched as the newest non-profit organization. Established by members of the former Portage AM Rotary Club, PACF's mission is to support local, educational and charitable projects focused on the needs of the greater Portage area community.