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The North Woodward Community Foundation is pleased to announce the appointment of nine new members to its Board of Directors. "We are very excited about the caliber of our new members," says Greg Merritt, Chairman of the Board of the Foundation. "They each bring something unique and important to the board, helping us achieve a clearer vision for the Foundation's future direction."
To understand Troy's need for walking and biking paths, it helps to look at Oakland County's trail system as a big, winding, tree-filled doughnut.
Program that started off with residents assisting elderly with home repairs expands. Dave Taylor never expected his kind notion to catch on.
Little more than a year ago, Dave Taylor was sitting in Big Beaver United Methodist Church listening to his pastor talk about a local senior who needed a light bulb changed and couldn't do it herself. That's when a different light bulb went on for the Troy resident.
Jim Cyrulewski, Grant Committee Chairman for the North Woodward Community Foundation presented RFB&D (Recording For The Blind & Dyslexic) Board Members with a check for $1,000 to underwrite the cost of producing digital audio textbooks for students with visual, learning and physical disabilities.
Troy Public Schools are a United Nations of sorts, with 63 nationalities speaking 83 languages. One would think that, with that much diversity, there would be plenty of opportunity for students to clash. But students say the few disputes that arise are quickly disposed of in an environment that fosters understanding and respect for all.
Chris Crachiola says that relationships can be a lot like an iceberg. "First impressions are only 10 percent" of what a person is all about, said the Athens High School junior. The rest is below the surface. Crachiola was one of six students from Troy and Athens high schools who gathered recently at the district board offices with representatives from the Troy Community Foundation, National City Bank and the National Conference for Community and Justice.
SHOWING THEIR COMMITMENT TO THE TROY COMMUNITY, at the opening of the new National City Bank state headquarters on Big Beaver, National City Executive Vice President Ed Reilly, l-r, presented a check for $10,000 to the North Woodward Community Foundation's officials, Cheryl Whitton Kaszubski, Tom Kaszubski and Greg Merritt.
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GREG MERRITT, long-time Troy resident and founder of Concorde Financial, spends a great deal of his free time working as the volunteer chairman of the board for the North Woodward Community Foundation, which raises money to help all of Troy's non-profits and charities fulfill their goals.