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Monthly Archives: August 2017

Our Associate Program Officers

by: Natalie Fotias | Aug. 27th, 2017   Three Skillman Foundation team members have recently been appointed to the role of associate program officer: Ashley Aidenbaum, Matt Hoerauf, and Siobhan O’Laoire. Each of these talented folks brings a different set of skills and experience to their new role, contributing to the Foundation’s grantmaking and changemaking efforts.  The trio […]

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Youth Council Helps Build Benches, Community

by: William Sexton | Aug. 25th, 2017 When one thinks of neighborhood essentials, bus benches may not be the first thing that comes to mind. But for the Cody Rouge Community Youth Council, it is the small things in a community that can make the most difference. Meet Sherrod, Jai’la and Dehvin, three members of the […]

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Detroit Children’s Fund selects Jack Elsey as executive director

by: Natalie Fotias | Aug. 22nd, 2017 DETROIT – Detroit Children’s Fund (DCF) announced today the appointment of Jack Elsey as executive director. Elsey brings 13 years of experience in public education to his new role. “DCF has attracted a strong team to drive its mission of ensuring Detroit children have exceptional learning and development opportunities. We could not […]

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Tonya Allen joins School Finance Research Collaborative

by: | Aug. 15th, 2017 Tonya Allen, president and CEO of the Skillman Foundation and a recognized tireless advocate for Detroit and the city’s undeserved children, has joined the School Finance Research Collaborative, the Collaborative announced today. “I am honored and excited for the opportunity to bring the voice of Detroit’s children, particularly those facing economic, […]

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Our Next Chapter: An Opportunity Agenda for Detroit Youth

by: | Aug. 4th, 2017 I began my philanthropic career at the Skillman Foundation in 1989. This February I returned after 17 years, as the organization’s vice president of program and strategy. When friends and colleagues heard the news, many asked why I chose to come back. My reasons are manifold. The Foundation’s mission to […]

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