CMF announces 2017 Mawby Intern

Friday, January 20, 2017

The Council of Michigan Foundations is pleased to announce Danielle LaJoie will serve as the 2017 Mawby Fund for Kids Summer Intern. LaJoie will help plan and facilitate the 2017 Youth Grantmakers Summer Leadership Conference.

Meet Danielle

LaJoie currently serves on CMF's Board of Trustees. She's from Battle Creek where she was a member of the Battle Creek Community Foundation Youth Alliance Committee from 2010 to 2014. She was also a member of the Michigan Community Foundation Youth Project (MCFYP) Committee from 2012-2015 where she served as co-chair.

LaJoie is a junior at the University of Michigan and will graduate in 2018 with a bachelor of arts in political science. Following graduation LaJoie hopes to continue to work with foundations and regional associations to incorporate youth voice into their philanthropy.

Prior to the Mawby internship, LaJoie worked with CMF as the family foundations intern where she created and facilitated programming for the youth attending the biennial family foundation retreat.

LaJoie recently completed a year long fellowship with Youth Philanthropy Connect (YPC) where she supported the work of youth philanthropists from across the country and planned their annual convening in California. Other roles in LaJoie's philanthropy experience include interning at the Battle Creek Community Foundation, the National Center for Family Philanthropy and serving on advisory teams for Youth Philanthropy Connect and the Foundation Center.

At the University of Michigan, LaJoie enjoys volunteering through the university and participating in campus political organizations.

About the Mawby Fund for Kids Summer Internship

In 1995, as a result of a generous gift from Dr. Russell G. Mawby, president emeritus of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, the Mawby Fund for Kids was established as a permanent endowment fund at CMF to promote the involvement of Michigan youth in philanthropy. The priority of the fund is to support a summer internship at CMF for a college student who is an alumnus of a Michigan Community Foundation Youth Advisory Committee (YAC).  The Mawby Fund for Kids Summer Internship is a paid internship focused on planning the annual Youth Grantmakers Summer Leadership Conference. 

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