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Monthly Archives: December 2020

A new season for The Skillman Foundation

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by: Tonya Allen | Dec. 23rd, 2020 On December 23, 1960, Rose Pilhashy Skillman founded The Skillman Foundation with $60,000.  Today marks our 60th anniversary; six decades of service to local children. Over our history, we have granted nearly $670 million and have grown our endowment to $500 million to serve children into perpetuity. That is the power of endowed philanthropy—to be able to hold long-term commitments and make generational impact.    The Skillman Foundation has been led […]

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A Letter from Tonya Allen

by: Tonya Allen | Dec. 14th, 2020 Announcing my departure from The Skillman Foundation On December 1, 2020, I celebrated my 16th work anniversary at The Skillman Foundation. Never could I have imagined that I would spend so much time at one institution or that I would grow into the person that I am today. It […]

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United we stand for talent, for equity, for Detroit

by: Punita Dani Thurman | Dec. 13th, 2020 This piece originally appeared in Crain’s Detroit Business. Read the original article. This piece was co-authored by Bill Moses, managing director for The Kresge Foundation’s Education Program. Now, perhaps more than ever, is the time to remember that there is a lot more that unites us than […]

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60th Anniversary Report

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by: The Skillman Foundation | Dec. 9th, 2020 Rose Skillman was a generous philanthropist whose personal mission was to protect and nurture children. After decades of generous personal giving, Rose Skillman incorporated The Skillman Foundation in December of 1960. Over our 60-year history, The Skillman Foundation has invested nearly $670 million to bolster children and their communities.  View significant initiatives, impacts, and milestones across our history in our 60th anniversary report.

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