Cheryl Mendelson will take on the new role next month.
2018 has been the year of giving generously.
The money will be used to support efforts to improve infant health, address homelessness and more.
The future of the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall has been debated during planning for The Bay redevelopment project.
The Van Wezel Foundation recently received a $10 million legacy gift from the estate of Herta Klauser Cuneo, who died last September.
The 501(c)(3) that supports arts education at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall recently promoted Jim Selinski.
Monica Slater Van Buskirk recently resigned as the leader of the nonprofit after six years in the role.
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