Governor Gretchen Whitmer and the Michigan Community Service Commission (MCSC) announced the recipients of the 2023 Governor’s Service Awards, including several CMF members and CMF’s CEO Kyle Caldwell, who will be honored on November 28 at the Fox Theatre in Detroit.
To recognize those who go above and beyond, the Governor's Service Awards have been presented since 1994. According to a press release, MCSC supports Michigan volunteers, organizations and businesses that are committed to service and play a critical role in improving the lives of our people and communities.
“Michiganders roll up their sleeves to help their communities and always have each other’s backs,” Governor Whitmer said. “That spirit of service and selflessness defines us and demonstrates the power of getting things done for the people and places you love most. Every year, we come together to honor those extraordinary Michiganders who go above and beyond to serve their community and this year is no different. I look forward to meeting and celebrating all the awardees from across Michigan and hearing their stories.”
The award recipients include:
Excellence in Philanthropy Award: A foundation or organization that has demonstrated outstanding civic and charitable responsibility to communities.
- Gilbert Family Foundation
- Fred A. and Barbara M. Erb Family Foundation
Spirit of Hope Award: Individuals serving as a beacon of hope for many and one who lifts up others and inspires people to make a difference.
- Jeremiah Steen, founder of the Steen Foundation and trustee of The Skillman Foundation
Outstanding National Service Impact Award: Individual or organization that successfully supports AmeriCorps members through service to make an impact in communities. AmeriCorps is celebrating its 30th anniversary, and these leaders were instrumental in supporting Michigan's AmeriCorps.
- Carolyn Bloodworth, retired secretary/treasurer and executive director of corporate giving at the Consumers Energy Foundation and 2023 recipient of CMF’s Dr. Russell G. Mawby Award for Philanthropy
- Kyle Caldwell, president and CEO of CMF
Corporate Social Impact Leader Award: Corporations/Businesses that maximize the collective impact of employee volunteerism and corporate philanthropy to make an impact in Michigan communities. Applicants may be large corporations or small businesses.
Congratulations to all honorees!
Read more about the recipients.
Learn more about the Governor’s Service Awards.