Support the MHC on #GivingTuesday
From now through December 2, the Michigan Humanities Council will be participating in #GivingTuesday.
What is #GivingTuesday? #GivingTuesday is a day on which charities, families, businesses, community centers, and students around the world will come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give.
How can I help the Michigan Humanities Council on #GivingTuesday? On December 2, the Michigan Humanities Council is asking you to give a contribution, no matter the size of the gift. We hope you will consider joining in this international movement by making a gift of support to the Michigan Humanities Council on #GivingTuesday. Click this link to make an online contribution today!
40th Anniversary Celebration
MHC celebrated its 40th Anniversary on October 16 in Grand Rapids. Current and former board members joined partners, supporters and staff for conversation and cake at a reunion on Grand Valley State University's Pew Campus. Board Chair Pat Waring and Former Executive Directors Erik Nordberg and Jan Fedewa shared the many past successes of the council and their hopes for the future. Dr. Neil Shepard of Davenport University also talked about his positive experiences with the Council's quick grants program and Great Michigan Read. Our celebration continues through the end of 2014—please watch our Facebook page for our monthly giveaways.
Touring Grants to Open in November
The Arts & Humanities Touring Grants, which help offset the cost of bringing quality performers, storytellers and more into your community, will open this month. These grants cover up to 40% of a performer's fees and travel; grantees are responsible for the remainder. To learn more information about these grants, visit the Touring Grants page here. Money is awarded
on a first-come, first-serve basis and may run out quickly. Apply early to ensure funding for your event. All events must occur between Dec. 1, 2014 and August 2015.