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Generous gift creates permanent funding for endowed chair at Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy.

Grand Valley State University leadership position secured with a $2.2 million gift.

In 2008, a $1.5 million grant from the Frey Foundation established the Frey Foundation Chair for Family Philanthropy at Grand Valley State University’s Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy. It was the first of its kind in the nation. It would create an area of study that did not previously exist. Michael Moody was appointed the first chair with a focus on engaging next-generation donors recognizing their values. Philanthropic programs advancing research and professional development.

 The work will continue, and the leadership position is now secured with a $2.2 million gift. The Frey Foundation furnishing a $1.2 million grant along with an anonymous donor’s $1 million match.

In a news release, ‘Grand Valley President Philomena V. Mantella said the gifts will enhance the internationally recognized work being done at the Johnson Center and ensure it continues as a global resource in advancing meaningful, effective philanthropy.’

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.