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Matt Lester
January 6, 2020

Next Up

A lifelong Detroiter and a community builder at large, Matt Lester will step up as the next President to serve Federation when his term begins in September 2020. An attorney with 25 years in real estate development and management, Matt is Founder and CEO of Princeton Enterprises, a company that has become a well-known name in Greater Detroit, while expanding property operations in fifteen states across the Midwest and Southeast.
Beyond the realm of business, Matt has turned his focus towards community development for nearly 20 years - as Federation’s Annual Campaign Chair and an Executive Board Member, as well as in service to numerous boards including the American Joint Distribution Committee, Jewish Senior Life, Kadima, The Jewish Fund, BBYO, Yad Ezra, Forgotten Harvest, Tamarack Camps, United Jewish Foundation, Project Healthy Community, Detroit Institute of Arts and the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. Spare time? Matt manages to find it and cherish it with his family, Michigan football, traveling and the simple pleasures of farming on his property in northern Michigan.

Wren Hack and Jerry Hebron
March 1, 2019

Urban Planting, Cultivating Community

On the Trail with Hazon Detroit and the Oakland Avenue Urban Farm

Bellinsons
February 1, 2019

Brilliant Detroiters

“Be the change you want to see.” These are the words emblazoned in neon letters in Jim Bellinson’s office place at Riverstone Communities. These are the words Carolyn Bellinson turns into action every day in her role as President of Hebrew Free Loan. These are the words that speak volumes about the Bellinsons - their enterprise, hospitality and creativity, their longtime community leadership and philanthropy and, most recently, their vision in starting up Brilliant Detroit – a model for transforming Detroit’s high-need neighborhoods into community hubs dedicated to kids’ success in school and healthy stable families.

George Roberts
November 29, 2018

Detroit Tour de Force

A Walk in the Park with George Roberts, Quicken Loans Community Fund Director of Public Spaces and Philanthropy Pro

October 1, 2018

Helping Young Jewish Detroiters Make the City Their Home

Hebrew Free Loan Launches “Move-In Detroit” for First-Time Homeowners

October 1, 2018

Murals in the Market

A Moveable Feast for All Eyes on Detroit

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