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Kathy A. Agard Endowed Fellowship in Community Philanthropy

Grand Valley State University

  • Program Civil Society
  • Program Area Enhancing Community Philanthropy
  • Grant Amount $15,000
  • Grant Period January 1, 2011–June 30, 2013
  • Location Allendale, MI, United States
  • Geographic Focus United States

About this grant

This grant contributes to the Kathy A. Agard Endowed Fellowship in Community Philanthropy at Grand Valley State University. The aim of the fellowship is to assist students interested in studying community philanthropy, including individual giving, community foundations, giving circles, and public foundations. Two Agard fellows per year will engage in independent research or work on advanced projects aimed at expanding the understanding of individual or organized philanthropy. The fellowship honors Dr. Kathy Agard, recently retired executive director of the Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy, an academic center at Grand Valley State University which focuses on increasing the efficiency and effectiveness of the charitable sector by conducting research, teaching effective practices, and providing pathways to service. The grantee is located in Michigan’s second largest metropolitan region of Grand Rapids. Its mission is to educate students to shape their lives, their professions, and their societies.