October 28, 2022

2022 Fall E-News Update Banner

Many thanks to the 300+ who joined us for the 2022 Community Meeting on September 13th!

We're grateful to the many new & returning friends who joined us in-person (for the first time since 2019!) at Washtenaw Community College last month. It was a pleasure to share the space with 300+ community members for networking and a program of storytelling, announcements, and community updates. Read on for more, watch the highlight reel, and check out photos on Facebook.

Missed the event? Watch the full recording here or see the highlights below to hear the news! A few key updates you don't want to miss:

  • Introduction by Shannon Polk, AAACF's President & CEO
  • Performance by Limelight
  • Video feature of the Aging In Place Efficiently pilot
  • Financial market trend overview
  • Commitment to 220 N. Park affordable housing

We were also proud to showcase Limelight as they brought to life stories for impact across Washtenaw County. And please join us in thanking our passport station hosts for generously sharing their time, talents, and stories:

Community Meeting Passport 2022

Congratulations to community member Richard King, as the winner of the passport drawing! Richard recommended the $1,000 grant to the Kappa Foundation, Inc., for the benefit of the Ann Arbor-Ypsilanti-Inkster Kappa League.

Community Meeting 2022 Collage

Investing Locally in Affordable Housing

At the Community Meeting, our team was thrilled to announce a commitment of $1 million in Renovare Development, a mission-based housing developer, which is building Dorsey Estates: permanently affordable for-sale housing in Ypsilanti's Depot Town at 220 North Park.

This project will create 46 new, for-sale, single family houses, with 23 homes reserved for homebuyers making 40-80% of the area median income. Those homes will also have deed restrictions to ensure they remain permanently affordable while creating generational wealth for the homeowners.
Dorsey Estates

Learn more about AAACF's local investments that generate both social & financial returns for Washtenaw County.

CSP Progress Report Cover

Community Scholarship Program Progress Report

We were so pleased to release the new Community Scholarship Program Progress Report at the Community Meeting. The report shares the 2022 key outcomes from a third-party evaluation and analysis, including highlights of the CSP Scholars and their educational journeys.

You can download it here or contact us (info@aaacf.org or 734-663-0401) to request a printed copy.

Year-End Reminders & Deadlines

The end of 2022 is quickly approaching! As you start to think about year-end giving, here are a few reminders and tips to help plan. Questions? Call our team at 734-663-0401 or email us: info@aaacf.org.