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Best Wishes to Jodee Raines in New Career
February 17, 2021February 17, 2021
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Best Wishes to Jodee Raines in New Career

Jodee Raines, executive vice president of Programs and Erb Family Foundation board secretary and officer, notified us that February 18 will be her last day with the Foundation. She was recruited to an exciting new position aligned closely with her interests and personal mission which will be announced soon. Jodee’s achievements as VP of Programs...

Melissa Damaschke Named Vice President of Programs
February 16, 2021February 17, 2021
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Melissa Damaschke Named Vice President of Programs

Melissa Damaschke has been named the vice president of Programs for the Erb Family Foundation. She will also have the additional title of senior program officer, Great Lakes. Former VP of Programs, Jodee Raines, is taking on a new career adventure at a Detroit-based organization which will be announced soon. Melissa has been a program officer...

The Grand Bargain
January 13, 2014March 28, 2017
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The Grand Bargain

A Statement to the People of Detroit – Monday, January 13, 2014 A foundation working group, which includes the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan, William Davidson Foundation, Fred A. and Barbara M. Erb Family Foundation, Ford Foundation, Hudson-Webber Foundation, Kresge Foundation, John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, McGregor Fund, and Charles Stewart Mott Foundation...

Fred Erb Dies Jan. 2013; Barbara Dies 10 Months Later
November 12, 2013March 29, 2017
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Fred Erb Dies Jan. 2013; Barbara Dies 10 Months Later

Click the heading above and then links below to read the articles in Crain’s Detroit Business regarding the deaths of our founders, Fred and Barbara Erb. Crain’s Detroit Business Article  “Philanthropist Barbara Erb Dies at 89” Click Here Crain’s Detroit Business Article “Erb Lumber builder, Philanthropist Dies at 90” Click Here

2012 Articles on RecoveryPark
April 26, 2012March 28, 2017
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2012 Articles on RecoveryPark

April 26, 2012 – Crain’s Detroit Business article “Erb Foundation Gives $1 Million to SHAR Foundation for urban farming project on Detroit’s east side“ April 20, 2012 – Detroit Free Press article “Erb Foundation Pledges $1 Million for Proposed RecoveryPark farm in Detroit”

2009 Articles about New Foundation
August 2, 2009March 28, 2017
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2009 Articles about New Foundation

August 2, 2009 – Oakland Press article “Erb Foundation Will Focus on Protecting the Environment” or Download PDF July 13, 2009 – Sherri Begin Welch’s Blog: The Business of Being a Nonprofit, “Family Foundations – Why Wait to Fund Them?” or Download PDF June 12, 2009 – Detroit News article “Erb Family Foundation Awards $2.5...