Five years ago, walking through the doors of ECMC Foundation with no program staff and a nearly empty office with few furnishings, I could never have imagined where we would be today. In just few years, the Foundation has found its niche in postsecondary education and philanthropy – but we could not have accomplished this without our grantees, partners and colleagues across ECMC Group.
For more than 10 years, ECMC Foundation provided scholarships to help students pay for college tuition and expenses. In 2014, our Board of Directors led the Foundation’s transition from a scholarship organization to strategic grantmaker. We spoke to the Board of Directors who were part of the transition to hear their reflections of the past five years and their reasons for the transition.