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Gifts for the Greater Good: Philanthropy in West Michigan


VoiceGR is an annual community survey conducted by Grand Valley State University's Dorothy Johnson Center for Philanthropy. The center says "it asks residents of the greater Grand Rapids area about their perceptions and opinions of where they live."How do survey results help government, business and philanthropic leaders make decisions for improving the community?

We talk with Jodi Petersen, Director of the Community Research Institute in the Johnson Center for Philanthropy at Grand Valley State University.    

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.