History of the Johnson Center for Philanthropy
The Center on Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership began in 1992 as a multidisciplinary, university-wide center developed with the support of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and Grand Valley State University. In 1999, the Center was renamed in honor of Dorothy A. Johnson and her distinguished career.
Since its establishment, the Johnson Center has grown and evolved to serve the ever-changing needs of the nonprofit and philanthropic sectors by developing new initiatives such as the Community Research Institute, The Foundation Review, the Frey Chair for Family Philanthropy, the Grantmaking School, the Nonprofit Good Practice Guide, the Philanthropy Library Archives and Special Collections; by providing educational opportunities for nonprofit administrators, directors, and trustees; and by conducting research relating to the sector as a whole and its trends.The Center continues to strive to be an asset to the Grand Valley State University community through the Dorothy A. Johnson Collection on Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership at the Steelcase Library, and partnerships with the School of Public, Nonprofit and Health Administration and the Community Service Learning Center.
Past Johnson Center Executive Directors
Dr. Thomas A. Jeavons
Dr. Kathryn A. Agard
Page last modified May 6, 2013