Meet the 2023 Kalamazoo Honorees

Kristen DeVries Vice President & Executive Director, WMU Foundation A Michigan native (married to a native Kalamazooan), Kristen believes that the power of higher education lies in its ability to transform lives, empowering individuals to envision themselves changing the world, then providing the tools for them to do just that. She has spent her career … Read more

Meet the 2023 Honorees: West Michigan

Shannon Cohen Founder & CEO Shannon Cohen, Inc. Shannon Cohen is the founder and CEO of Shannon Cohen, Inc. — a boutique firm with a mighty imprint and reputation for excellence. Shannon specializes in developing customized emotional intelligence, equity, and wellness colloquia for organizations across diverse sectors and industries.   Clients include Electronic Arts [EA], … Read more

Meet the 2023 Honorees: Southwest MI

Meet the 2023 Honorees: Southwest Michigan Brenda Hunt President & CEO, Battle Creek Community Foundation Brenda is a native of Michigan, raised in rural Montcalm County. Her long-term goal of an equitable and prosperous downtown Battle Creek is beginning to materialize, thanks to her vision and decades of hard work. Her continual encouragement of and … Read more