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April 22, 2010

Contact: Carol D. Rugg, 810.238.5651,

Mott Foundation adds program assistant

Megan Russell
Megan Russell
FLINT, Mich. – Megan Russell of Birmingham, Mich., has joined the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation as a Program Assistant on the Pathways Out of Poverty grantmaking team. She will work on the Learning Beyond the Classroom portfolio within the Improving Community Education program area.

Russell previously managed youth programs at HandsOn Battle Creek and has been an adjunct faculty member at Kellogg Community College. In addition, she has been active in a variety of other community organizations.

She holds a master’s degree in public administration from Western Michigan University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Albion College.

Established by automotive pioneer Charles Stewart Mott, the Foundation is a private philanthropy that supports nonprofit programs throughout the United States and, on a limited geographic basis, internationally. Grantmaking is focused in four programs: Civil Society, Environment, Flint Area and Pathways to Opportunity. In addition to Flint, offices are located in metropolitan Detroit, Johannesburg and London. With year-end assets of approximately $2.5 billion in 2013, the Foundation made 400 grants totaling more than $101 million. For more information, visit

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