Supporter of the Month

Care to meet the generous people and businesses whom we’ve honored as 826michigan Supporters of the Month?

WednesdaySeptember 2015

Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation logo

Achieving a tenth anniversary of service to students across Southeastern Michigan is no easy feat and we simply could not do it without tremendous support. That support comes not only from the volunteers you see working alongside students each day, but also from funders who generously allocate dollars to keep our programs free to all of the students and teachers we serve. This month, we are proud to highlight the Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation (AAACF) for the consistent financial support they’ve given to 826michigan since 2006.

The AAACF is a foundation with headquarters in Downtown Ann Arbor that is dedicated to promoting arts and culture, supporting education, helping seniors, and safeguarding health and human services for citizens throughout Washtenaw County. They have been a dedicated partner in ensuring 826michigan’s services reach students in Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti investing more than $56,000 in our programs over the course of nine years. Just this year, they helped to fund our creative writing tables with a $6,000 grant from their Youth Council.

Isabella and Ricky

Those creative writing tables became the place where our creative writing intern, Ricky, inspired one of our most shy students, Isabella, to blossom into a prolific comic book writer. There are countless other stories of volunteers helping students emerge into their best writer selves-—and none of them is possible without the support of funders like the AAACF.

We remain grateful to the Ann Arbor Area Community foundation for their investment in our young writers. Thank you, AAACF for all you do!


SaturdayAugust 2015

A Trio of Ann Arbor Rotarians 826michigan is pleased to honor the Ann Arbor Rotary Club as our Supporter of the Month! There are many reasons to recognize such a fantastic group and all of their contributions to the Greater Washtenaw community, but we are especially grateful for the investment…

WednesdayJuly 2015

Five of our illustrators were able to attend the Lantern release party! (L to R: Lyla Lutz & daughter!, Oliver Uberti, Erin Johnson, Erin E. Stead, Philip C. Stead) Click here for official Illustrator Bios. Friends, it’s our tenth anniversary year and there have been so many reasons to celebrate. Liberty Street…

FridayJune 2015

This June, we are delighted to honor our friend and neighbor, the University of Michigan Credit Union, as Supporter of the Month! Earlier this year, they were a wonderful source of support to 826michigan as a sponsor for Give Local Day. In conjunction with our friends at Suburban Chevrolet Cadillac…

MondayMay 2015

  Have you heard of our friends at Suburban Chevrolet Cadillac of Ann Arbor? They represent a dealership that understands cars are tools that help people access resources that can make an incredible difference in the course of their lives. Under the leadership of general manager Mike Mosser, Suburban Chevrolet…

SundayApril 2015

April means springtime and many springtime delights like the rocket bursts of creativity pouring out from Ogmog, Supporter of the Month! Ogmog is a boutique creative agency specializing in graphic design, branding, creating, and coding. We can personally attest to the enormous skill set in each of these areas, particularly graphic…

ThursdayMarch 2015

For the month of March, we recognize the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs as Supporter of the Month for endowing 826michigan with an operational/project grant in the amount of $30,000 for the fiscal year 2015.  We sincerely appreciate the support of the MCACA which exists “to encourage, initiate, and facilitate an enriched…

SundayFebruary 2015

  Throughout the years leading to our tenth anniversary, a number of phenomenal community partners have aided us in our mission to support students ages 6 to 18 in developing their creative and expository writing skills and helping teachers inspire their students to write. Two offices at Eastern Michigan University–the Office…

FridayJanuary 2015

Jesse Meria is an invaluable part of the 826michigan community. As an 826michigan parent, he trusts us with his children several days per week, as they participate in our tutoring and writing programs. He is also incredibly supportive of our mission and acts as an unofficial 826 ambassador, constantly encouraging…

ThursdayJuly 2014

July’s Supporter of the Month is 826michigan’s Community of Individual Donors! by Amy Wilson Hello. I’m Amy Wilson, 826michigan’s soon-to-be-former Communications Coordinator. You may not know me, but I probably know you. If you’ve donated to 826michigan in the past four years — with a check; over PayPal; as one…

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