One of the largest law firms in Michigan, Warner Norcross + Judd, invests annually to support community programs primarily in the firm’s five principal giving categories: arts and culture, economic development, health and human services, diversity, equity and inclusion, and legal aid. Attorneys and staff volunteer, hold leadership positions and contribute financially to organizations focused on the arts and performing arts, housing, racial equity and justice, children and youth, physical and mental health, LGBTQ+, women’s issues, food insecurity and other areas that resonate personally.
Advancing Macomb is working with EmcArts on second program working in complex community change here in Macomb County. The Community Innovation Workshops (CIW) are centered on building adaptive capacity for change and innovation through the lens of the real issues of each organization and community member taking part.
The Cascade in the Shade crowdfunding campaign is moving in the right direction – it has crossed the halfway point. With the support of over 70 community donors, so far, we are on our way for Shadyside Park in Mount Clemens to gain an exciting year-round play space with an interactive water feature for summer play. Over $24,000 of the $40,000 goal has been raised. However, the campaign deadline of April 30 is fast approaching. To donate in support of this community project, please visit: patronicity.com/cascade.
Richard Cannon, President & CEO, Hearts for Homes, Inc. spotlights his organization, the winner of the 2020 First State Bank Banksgiving award.
The Adaptive Leadership Circle is helping local nonprofit leaders strengthen their skills to increase resiliency at their organizations. Advancing Macomb is partnering with EmcArts, a national service organization that works alongside individuals, organizations and communities as they tackle their most complex challenges to offer a six-month peer cohort that uses a collaborative approach to improve organizational resiliency in the face of COVID-19’s constant disruptive change.