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Gifts for the Greater Good: Philanthropy in West Michigan


Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan is working with schools across the state participating in its Building Healthy Communities program. It says "The program provides students, teachers and administrators with tools and resources to get kids active and help them make healthier food choices." Reinforcing that message to Wyoming's Vista Charter Academy students is Detroit Lions quarterback, Matthew Stafford.

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.