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Gifts for the Greater Good: Philanthropy in West Michigan


The mission of Read Muskegon "is to positively impact the lives of adults through improved literacy." It's website tells readers, "According to the State of Literacy in America, 21% of Muskegon County residents 16 years or older function at the lowest literacy level." Read Muskegon offers a number of adult literacy programs including literacy programs for incarcerated men as a sentencing condition for release.

Patrick joined WGVU Public Media in December, 2008 after eight years of investigative reporting at Grand Rapids' WOOD-TV8 and three years at WYTV News Channel 33 in Youngstown, Ohio. As News and Public Affairs Director, Patrick manages our daily radio news operation and public interest television programming. An award-winning reporter, Patrick has won multiple Michigan Associated Press Best Reporter/Anchor awards and is a three-time Academy of Television Arts & Sciences EMMY Award winner with 14 nominations.