WMU News

Floyd offers nonprofits insights

June 8, 1999

KALAMAZOO -- Western Michigan University President Elson S. Floyd will share his insights on "Building Partnerships" between nonprofits and communities from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Tuesday, June 15, at the United Arts Council Discovery Theatre in Battle Creek as part of the Western Michigan Nonprofit Leadership Brownbag Series.

Floyd, whose presidency has been noted for its efforts to strengthen ties between the University and the municipalities it serves, will speak about establishing partnerships between
communities, governments, nonprofits and educational institutions. An interactive discussion will follow.

The Nonprofit Leadership Brownbag Series are free, noontime events designed to provide a forum for nonprofit leaders and those interested in issues involving nonprofits to exchange information and ideas. The series is sponsored by WMU, with the support of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation's Building Bridges Between Practice and Knowledge in Nonprofit Management program, and by the NonProfit Alliance, the Battle Creek Community Foundation, Kellogg Community College, the Miller Foundation, the United Arts Council of Calhoun County, United Way of Greater Battle Creek, Volunteer and Information Services, and the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.

Individuals interested in attending are asked to reserve a spot by calling Catherine Christ Lucas of the Nonprofit Alliance at (616) 968-8166, ext. 548; by faxing their request to (616) 968-3284; or emailing clucas@willard.lib.mi.us. Participants are encouraged to bring brownbag lunches.

For more information, contact coordinators Lucas at (616) 968-8166, ext. 548; or Wendy Zabava Ford, WMU associate professor of communication, at (616) 387-3109.

Media contact: Marie Lee, 616 387-8400, marie.lee@wmich.edu


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