Grantees and Erb President Among Those Named Crain’s Notable Leaders in Sustainability

The Erb Family Foundation is excited to announce that our president, Neil Hawkins, is a recipient of a Crain’s 2022 Notable Leaders in Sustainability award.

In 2021, Neil and the Foundation were instrumental in forming the Sustainable Business Network of Detroit – a network of like-minded organizations that serve as a hub for idea-sharing, programming, content, and mentoring to establish a sustainable business ecosystem in Southeast Michigan.

The Erb Family Foundation provides funding specifically in the sustainable business area, supporting efforts that build capacity for businesses of all sizes to implement sustainable practices; connect organizations with regional sustainability leaders; and bridge the gaps in our education-to-professional pipeline through internships, mentoring, and curriculum.

Learn about the Sustainable Business Network of Detroit

Congratulations Grantees and Partners

On behalf of the Erb Family Foundation board and staff, we congratulate our grantees and partners whose innovative work to advance sustainable development in our region was recognized by Crain’s Detroit Business.

You are all an essential part of the sustainable business ecosystem in metro Detroit and we appreciate and commend your leadership.

Alec Jerome
The Henry Ford


Genevieve Rattray
Belle Isle Conservancy


Bryan Lewis
Leslie Tom
The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History


Donna Givens Davidson
Eastside Community Network


John Hartig
Detroit Riverfront Conservancy
Marie McCormick
Friends of the Rouge


Gerry VanAcker
Detroit Zoological Society


Kerry Duggan