Michigan Central Opening Spurs Unique Campaign for Detroit Area Youth

Mar 19, 2024

With the excitement around the opening of Michigan Central Station on June 6, Bill and Lisa Ford are taking the moment to do even more for the Detroit region, investing in its future generations. 

Bill and Lisa Ford, chairs, Michigan Central Station Children’s Endowment Campaign Click to Enlarge

Today, together with the Children’s Foundation, Bill and Lisa publicly announced the Michigan Central Station Children’s Endowment Campaign which aims to raise at least $10 million to establish permanent endowments for 10 Detroit area youth-serving organizations.

While the Detroit area is extremely charitable, very few organizations have endowments – a perpetual fund that provides annual income for an organization. The lack of endowments causes financial uncertainty and difficulty planning long-term. This initiative leads to an increased level of growth and sustainability for organizations into the future.

Bill and Lisa Ford have led the charge for this unique initiative and other individuals, companies and philanthropies have already joined in to support this effort. It is a great example of what can do when we come together as a community … and it is just getting started!

If you want to learn more about the campaign or endowments, visit YourChildrensFoundation.org/MCSChildrensEndowment.