Congratulations, John!

We are pleased to announce that John Erb, our founding president and current board chair, has been named the 2019 recipient of the Russel G. Mawby Award for Philanthropy by the Council of Michigan Foundations and the Michigan Nonprofit Association. Given annually since 1995, the award honors individuals with a demonstrated commitment to leadership, impact, creativity, and collaboration in their philanthropy.

Mariam Noland, president of the Community Foundation of Southeast Michigan, shared, “For those of us who knew Russ Mawby, it really is a pleasure to see someone like John Erb get this award. He embodies so much of the spirit of Russ, which was to invest in the future of all of us and the well-being of this state. That is so true of John and of the foundation.”

The video above was shown at the award presentation and showcases John’s accomplishments. We are proud to celebrate his leadership!