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Massive section of Western Wall and Roman theater uncovered after 1,700 years
Israel Antiquity Authority, a grantee, discovers a small Roman theater beneath Wilson’s Arch near the men’s section of the Western Wall.
Sir Angus Deaton Says Private Sector Vital to Reducing Global Poverty
Princeton economist and Nobel laureate gives keynote address at the 25th anniversary celebration of the William Davidson Institute, a grantee.
Past, present weigh on Detroit’s Amazon HQ2 bid
A chance meeting with Foundation President Darin McKeever became the news peg for Daniel Howes’ column on the state of the region.
Philanthropy could play role in helping woo Amazon to Detroit
Local philanthropic organizations fund workforce and talent pipeline development, including through the New Economy Initiative, a grantee.
Spirit of Detroit Plaza to stay open permanently
A planning grant helped Spirit of Detroit Plaza, a grantee, become a permanent downtown gathering space.
WDI Celebrates Its 25th Anniversary
William Davidson Institute, a grantee, heralded the man who made it all possible, William “Bill” Davidson, with two short videos.
Entrepreneurship panel says to embrace failure
Philanthropy Roundtable, a grantee, hosted “Jumpstarting Entrepreneurship in your Community” in Detroit.
This Torah study tool is everywhere — but you may have never heard of it
Sefaria, the online library of Jewish texts and a grantee, has become the “red-hot center of the source sheet universe.”
The Gift of Glass
The Henry Ford, a grantee, describes new offerings for visitors to the museum and to Greenfield Village: the Davidson-Gerson Modern Glass Gallery and the Davidson-Gerson Gallery of Glass.
University of Miami’s TAMID chapter wins national award
Connecting Jewish college students with Israel is one of the many benefits of membership in TAMID, a grantee.
Detroit Homecoming events inspire former Detroiters to aid their hometown
Detroit Homecoming, a grantee, and its Jewish Expat Reception, welcomes back native Detroiters and enlists their involvement in helping the city.
Murals murals on the wall: Eastern Market shows them all
The muralists discuss the motivations for their artistic creations: increasing beauty and walkability in and around Eastern Market, a grantee, and area neighborhoods.
Hillel at 90
The University of Michigan’s Hillel House, a grantee, has offered a social and intellectual home to Jewish college students since 1927.
After His Own Business Stalled, Dan Carmody Took Over Detroit’s Eastern Market To Help Others
The president of Eastern Market, a grantee, discusses “economic democracy” and the increase in vendors, shoppers and new small businesses.