Introducing The Skillman Visionary Awards

Sharing our offices with the McGregor Fund

The McGregor Fund has moved from its longtime location in downtown Detroit to offices within The Skillman Foundation suite at the Talon Centre on the Detroit River. 

The McGregor Fund’s staff of six will occupy a suite of offices and share meeting and convening spaces that we have reimagined and updated to support collaborative working and community engagement.

Like us, the McGregor Fund centers community voice and racial equity in its work. We look forward to learning alongside one another and putting our ideas into action together.

McGregor Fund and The Skillman Foundation staff setting up the new McGregor Fund offices together.

“In order to make substantive change in the world, we need each other. The Skillman Foundation is a space of radical bridging, forming broad coalitions of values-aligned change agents aimed at transforming education. We do this for and with Detroit youth,” says Skillman President & CEO Angelique Power. “We are huge fans of the McGregor Fund and are eager to share space and to put ideas into action together.”

The McGregor Fund is a private foundation established in 1925 by gifts from Katherine and Tracy McGregor “to relieve the misfortunes and promote the well-being of humankind.” The geography of principal interest is the city of Detroit and Macomb, Oakland, and Wayne counties, and its grantmaking prioritizes basic needs, recovery and restoration, and transformational skill-building opportunities for teens and adults in poverty. The McGregor Fund has granted $293 million since its founding and had assets of $209 million as of June 30, 2023.

“We are truly excited and energized to be moving to the Detroit Riverfront and closer to many of our partners. This new setting reflects the way folks like to connect with each other in person, post-pandemic. Our team is proud and grateful to be under the roof of a leader in our field,” said Kate Levin Markel, McGregor Fund President.

The Skillman Foundation

The Skillman Foundation is a grantmaking organization established in 1960 by Rose Skillman. We have granted out more than $730 million and have served as a vocal advocate to strengthen K-12 education, afterschool programming, child-centered neighborhoods, youth and community leadership, and racial equity and justice.

We are in the process of developing a new strategic framework, co-designed with Detroit youth and their champions.

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