Historic Elmwood Cemetery & Foundation

Historic Elmwood Cemetery & Foundation

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Donors 2017

FOUNDATION CONTRIBUTORS IN 2017
We are thankful for the many friends who supported the
Historic Elmwood Foundation and Elmwood Cemetery in 2016:

PRESERVATION CIRCLE
The Elizabeth, Allan & Warren Shelden Fund

BENEFACTOR
Mike & Betsy Bernard
Ms. Terry P. Book
Ms. Antoinette Book
Michael & Virginia Carter
Mr. & Mrs. William A. Chope
Ms. Elizabeth T. Crawford
James and Cathy Deutchman Philanthropic Fund
Mrs. Kay Ledyard
Legatus Foundation
Louisa St. Clair Chapter of the Daughters of the 
     American Revolution

Mr. and Mrs. Francis W. McMillan, II
Grace M. Parr
John S. Snyder


SPONSOR
Dr. Andrew Brown Jr. & Dr. Malaney Brown
Beverly Butler
Ms. S.M. Carter
E. Jean Coleman
Mrs. William Howenstein
Virginia McMillan Lambrecht
Nicolas I. Quintana
Lillie Montague Tabor
Gretchen C. Valade

DONOR
John and Joannie Capuano
Marianne T. Endicott
Thomas J. Fisher
Kit E. Floyd, Jr.
Mr. Richard Cardinal
     Inch Memorials
Diane Irvine
Carol & William Lewis, Jr.
Mary Waterman Lunt
Eileen McCarthy
     McCarthy & Smith
Mr. Rick Mlynarek
     MDL Tree Service
Glenn M. Price
Nancy Lindow Wolf & Philip Wolf

FRIEND
Mary White Alter
Anne C. Armstrong
Michael Backman - McMillan Office
Suzanne Chapin Berl
Phil Brackel
Gabrielle Bradby-Greene
Dolores Bradway
Cathy & Kevin Broderick
Grace F. Brown
Thomas C. Buhl
Gayle & Andrew Camden
Daniel V. Campau
Marlienne Christian
Bliss Caulkins Clark
Dr. & Mrs. Frank M. Clark
Mrs. Elizabeth Conley
Mrs. Nena E. Dahling
Detroit Historical Society
Russell and Susan Dixon
Margaret H. Edgar
Carroll & Palen Elder
Charles F. Emmons
The Family of Johnnie Mae Bowden Faison
Mary Fleming
Betty Floyd
Ross & Yvonne Fowler
Constance Mitchell Frame
Edotha Croom Gorman
Althea M. Grant
Stuart Grigg
     Grigg Graphic Services
Kathleen & David Hartwell
Frederick & Nancy Hathaway, III
Dave & Lori Hessell
Mrs. Theodore Hodges
Dr. Joyce Holder Matthews
Joyce L. Holmes
Alma L. Houser
Susan & Ed Howbert
Arthur Buhl Hudson
Elaine R. Hudson
Audra and Wilda Hughes
Jay F. Hunter
Mr. Brad Cochran
     InstaFloral
Amy Davis Jackson
Mr. & Mrs. Lavoid Johnson
Ms. Elizabeth Kausch
David Kausch
Edna Mae Koss
Mr. and Mrs. William Krag
Lanse Cruese Seniors
Mary S. Ledyard
Ms. Phyllis H. Ledyard
Elizabeth S. Ledyard
Don & Erica Lindow
Mr. Willie Lowe, Jr.
Mike Maldegen
Carol Marantic
Master Gardener Society Oakland County
Mr. and Mrs. James T. McMillan II
Dr. Shirley McTyre McRae
Rev. Dr. Percy L. Moore
Billie Patmon
Richard & Carole Wiseman
     Quickie Printing
Jacqueline Russow
Bob & Sharee Schroeder
Christi Hodges Shatzel
Gladys Shirley
Nancy & Chris Shotwell
Michael & Karyn Shukwit
Sharon Ann Carter Smith
Mr. Myzell Sowell, Jr.
Darice E. Spight
Mary Ann Stange
Marjorie Peabody Stapleton
Edward D. Trowbridge, Jr.
Christiansen von Wormer
Carolyn Walker
Frances Warley
Sarah J. Wreford
Margery Goddard & Michael Whiteman

CONTRIBUTOR
Nancy Allen
William G. Anderson, D. O.
Ms. Bobbie J. Banks
Dorothy C. Barnes
Richard A. Bisgrove
Mr. Thomas J. Blaser
Cleophus & Janice Boyd, Jr.
Doris M. Broadnax
Martin Brosnan
Mr. & Mrs. William Butler
James N. Candler, Jr.
Johnnie C. Colbert
Carolyn Coleman
Mr. & Mrs. Gary A. Colett
Keith & Mary Kay Crain
Mrs. Jack M. Cudlip
Dr. Neil J. Currie
Kim DeMeulemeester
Patrick & Della Edrington
Vernell Engram
Clara Smith Hayes
Julie Herrada
Judy Hodges and Peter Norton
Gwendolyn F. Johnson
Dr. Barbara M. Jones
Mr. Edward Kern
Mrs. Joan Long
Phelan and Ciara Lowe
Barbara & Dennis Lund
Juanita S. McElroy
Benjamin and Anne Paddock III
Ms. Mariette Potvin
Virginia Regnerus
Mr. & Mrs. Alfred R. Reuther, Jr.
Ms. Johnnie B. Robinson
Mrs. Douglas F. Roby, Jr.
Mrs. Odessa Rogers
Ms. Herland Sanders
Macrina Seitz
Wife of Alfred Sims-LaVerne
Carolyn Kaye Smith
Cassandra & Phillip Smith
Dr. Kathleen and Mr. Jesse Smith
Eleanor B. Stephenson
Robert Tighe
Ms. Elizabeth Vasiu
Louielene Williams
Dr. Carla & Ms. Stephanie Wright
Mary Younke

MEMBER
Mrs. Kimberly F. Baubie
Eleanore A. Brown
Carolyn Burgette
Gloria Chappelle
Mrs. Daisy Counsel
Ernestine Davis Cox
Charles A. DuCharme III
Mrs. Robert G. Frear
Charlene Gri n
Ralph D. Harmon
Patricia Ibbotson
Ms. Mary Jenifer-Durant
Max C. Jones, Jr.
Paul & Nancy Malefyt
Tillie M. Maxey
John Mills
Mrs. Clara B. Mortiboy
Mr. David Moss
George Marshall Murphy
Joan Parker-Jones
David Post
Judith Ruskin
Mr. & Mrs. Don F. Schimmel
Richard Snyder
Arlene Starghill
Patsy Steele
Bill & Evie Stieler
Karolyn Kate Swad
Theresa W. Trone
Michelle Ullery
Patricia J. Usher
Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Watson
Mrs. James R. Wilson
Mr. & Mrs. Lorenzo Woods
Mrs. Mary Anne Zinn

IN HONOR OF
The Campau Family
Joannie Capuano
Adolph Cox
Crawford-Boyd-Turner Family
Duncan, Jane and Janet Currie
Brent Ellis
Kit E. Floyd, Sr.
Curtis and Bernice Hudson
Fr. Steven J. Kelly
The Arthur B. McGraw Family
Mrs. Charlie A. Powell and Mr. John Powell
The Tremendous Elmwood Staff

IN MEMORY OF
Rev. Nathinal and Nannie Albritton
Judge Alex J. Allen Jr.
Norma L. Anderson
Terry Banks
Mary M. Bisgrove
Justus Brandau
Clarence P. Broadnax
Andrew Lee Brown and Willie Mae Brown
Glodene S. Brown
Dr. James M. Burgette
Dr. Adger Butler, Jr.
Linda L. Byas
Alburiance Cain (Bernice)
Auerette & Hamilton Carhartt and Wylie & Gretchen Carharrt
Herman Carter
Ruby Carter
Frank & Lillie Mae Clark
Virginia & Frederick Colby, Jr.
James W. Coleman
Sophie Craighead & William Craighead
Brett Bentley Crawford
Ann Crumley
Annie Lee Curry
Irv E., John M., John J., and Nellie Denstaedt
Elvia G. Estes
Johnnie Mae Bowden Faison
Patricia Smith Floyd
Ernestine Floyd
Elizabeth Denison Forth
Ophelia Foster
Barbara Jane Frederick (Emmons)
Katherine (Russel) & Wendell C. Goddard
Frederick C. Gorman
Anita Gray
Mary E. Gri n
Gri ths and Jenness Families
Marilyn Harmon
Charles & Caroline Helden
Theodore R. Hodges, Jr.
Valeria P. Hodges & John C. Hodges
Charles H. Hodges
Kenneth G. Holmes
Douglas Houghton
Cleodie Houser
Reverend Howard Hughes
Agnes Inglis
Thomas Jackson, Jr.
Jack Johnson
Mayzell R. Jones & Ellan Marie Jackson
Adolph Koss
Robert Palmer Lambrecht
Allen Ledyard
Henry B. Ledyard
William Lewis & Bessie Mae Lewis
Donald and Helen Lindow
Willie D. Lynn
Gordon William Lloyd
Phillip W. Lowe
Mrs. Robbie M. Lowe
Michael Marantic
Adam Marshall Family
James E. Maxey
Allen C. McElroy
Nathan McGuire
Dr. Norman McRae, Jr., Ph.D.
I.B.Mitchell and Thelma Mitchell
Ida Mae Mitchell
John & Reva Mitchell
Mable Molitor
Nall and Candler Family
Ida Odell Shaw Parker
Christopher Parks
Corrine Perry
Sarah Goddard Power
Rosa Lee Price
Charles Regnerus
Emma Brandaw Reinhard & Adam Reinhard
Naomi Riley
Pvt. Timothy Robinson
Hertha Russow
George Sanders
Wesson & Winifred Seyburn
Emily Meginnity Seydel
Alfred J. Sims
Norma Smith
David Smith Jr.
James O. Smith
Gilda Snowden-Artist
Marian Janet Norvell Snyder
Myzell & Robin H. Sowell
Tommie L. Stan eld Sr.
Lori Stanford
Don Stange
David W. Stapleton
Otis C. Starghill, Sr.
Stieler Family Relatives
Nolan & Everlyn Street
Kamal S. Swad
Norman J. Tabor Jr.
Jearline Turner
Judge David Cooper Vokes
Arthur L. Walker
Cameron & Anne Waterman
Dr. Ruth Whipple
Charlie and Claudette Williams
Juanita Williams & Samuel Williams
Mrs. Eola Cu Wills
James R. Wilson
Sims E. Woods
Jack C. Younke

We also wish to thank those who prefer to remain anonymous. We are truly grateful to all our donors and supporters.


Please contact Joan Frear Capuano at
313-801-1971 with listing corrections.

Donate Today!

Donors 2016

FOUNDATION CONTRIBUTORS IN 2016
We are thankful for the many friends who supported the
Historic Elmwood Foundation and Elmwood Cemetery in 2016:

PRESERVATION CIRCLE
The Elizabeth, Allan & Warren Shelden Fund

BENEFACTOR
Mike and Betsy Bernard
Ms. Terry P. Book
Ms. Antoinette Book
Michael & Virginia Carter
Mr. & Mrs. William A. Chope
Ms. Elizabeth T. Crawford
James and Cathy Deutchman Philanthropic Fund
Legatus Foundation
Douglas Maxwell
Mr. and Mrs. Francis W. McMillan, II
Grace M. Parr


SPONSOR
George LaForest
     Apartment Services
Beverly Butler
Frances Mann
Nicolas I. Quintana
Karen Schrock
John S. Snyder
Gretchen C. Valade
Edward Radtke
     Weingartz Supply
Dr. Ruth Whipple

DONOR
R. Matthew Sweeney
     ACCURecords, LLC
Richard S. & Karna S. Bodman
John and Joannie Capuano
Ms. S.M. Carter
E. Jean Coleman
Nena E. Dahling
Detroit Historical Society
Ruby Milliner Goolsby
Edotha Croom Gorman
Stuart Grigg
     Grigg Graphic Services
Mrs. Theodore Hodges
Richard Cardinal
     Inch Memorials
David Brunning
     Karpus, Scott & Company
Lawrence Sloane
     L. F. Sloane Consulting
Virginia M. Lambrecht
Mr. Willie Lowe, Jr.
Mary Waterman Lunt
Eileen McCarthy
     McCarthy & Smith
Rick Mlynarek
     MDL Tree Service
Glenn M. Price
Richard & Carole Wiseman
     Quickie Printing
Sharon Carter Smith
Lillie Montague Tabor

FRIEND
Mary White Alter
William G. Anderson, D.O.
Anne C. Armstrong
Dolores Bradway
Dan Campau
Bliss Caulkins Clark
Custom Holiday LLC
Nancy Douglas
Margaret H. Edgar
The Family of Johnnie
Mae Bowden Faison
Betty Floyd
Ross & Yvonne Fowler
Constance neé Mitchell Frame
C. Mary Grady
Dave & Lori Hessel
Alma L. Houser
Arthur Buhl Hudson
Elaine R. Hudson-Walker
Jay F. Hunter
Amy Davis Jackson
Ms. Elizabeth Kausch
Valerie Stamps Kilby
Mr. and Mrs. William Krag
Mrs. Kay Ledyard
Don & Erica Lindow
Norma & John Mau
Dr. Shirley McTyre McRae
Dr. Percy L. Moore
Harriet Murray
Benjamin & Anne Paddock
Ms. Rosa Qualls
Virginia Regnerus
Barbara Rice
A. Margarete Rieck
Mr. & Mrs. Don F. Schimmel
Bob & Sharee Schroeder
Ola Shackelford
Christi Hodges Shatzel
Gladys Shirley
Michael & Karyn Shukwit
Mr. Myzell Sowell, Jr.
Darice E. Spight
Rev. Steven J. Kelly
     St. John’s Episcopal
Mary Ann Stange
Patsy Steele
Dr. Helen M. Surrell
Julia L. (King) Trone
Carolyn Walker
Nancy & Philip Wolf
Sarah J. Wreford

CONTRIBUTOR
Russell Alger
Mr. Thomas J. Blaser
Cleophus & Janice Boyd, Jr.
Doris M. Broadnax
Chantal Burker
Vicki Callahan
Johnnie C. Colbert
Carolyn Coleman
Mr. & Mrs. Gary A. Colett
Dr. Neil J. Currie
Charles A. DuCharme III
Mrs. Robert Dunwoodie
Patrick & Della Edrington
Charles F. Emmons
Kay Felt
Clara Smith Hayes
James W. Hodges
Judy Hodges & Peter Norton
Joyce L. Holmes
Shirley Jackson
Dr. Barbara M. Jones
David Kausch
Edna Mae Koss
Mrs. Joan Long
Phelan and Ciara Lowe
Juanita S. McElroy
Mrs. Angela Phillips
Louis Redding
The Rivers Grosse Pointe
Ms. Johnnie B. Robinson
Alma Wyden Simmons
Evelyn Sims
Carolyn R. Smith
Cassandra Smith
Cassandra, Phillip & Kellen Smith
William & Janet Streng
William & Jennifer Whitman
Woodhaven Schools
Dr. Carla & Ms. Stephanie Wright
Mary Younke

MEMBER
Cheri Arcome
Ms. Bobbie J. Banks
Mrs. Kimberly F. Baubie
Richard A. Bisgrove
Paula M. Cheek
Shirley Conerly
Matthew J. Corbin, Sr.
Daisy Counsel
Ernestine Davis Cox
Ernest Crumb
Zellie B. Dupree
Mrs. Elizabeth R. Echlin
Linda L. Ford
Dorris Fultz Pickett
Jennifer Goclik
Max C. Jones, Jr.
Ms. Bonita Smith
Richard Snyder
Mrs. Kimalyn Taylor

IN HONOR OF
Darryl J. Beavers
The Campau Family
Joannie Capuano
Herman Carter
Jimmie & Mary Lacey Colbert
Adolph Cox
Crawford-Boyd-Turner Family
Janet & Duncan Currie
Barbara Frederick Emmons
Goolsby Family and Loved Ones
Floyd Harrison
Verna Hines
Arthur McDaniel
Robert F. Schmidt
Schmiel Families
Leslie M. Sims
Bonita Smith

IN MEMORY OF
The Alger Family
Norma Anderson
Terry Banks
Robb Baubie
Clarence P. Broadnax
Justus Brandau
Glodene S. Brown
Dr. Adger Butler, Jr.
Alburiance Cain
Campau Family
Auerette & Hamilton Carhartt and
Wylie & Gretchen Carhartt
William Cushman Clark & Mary Eddy Coe
Artis Colbert, Jr.
James W. Coleman
Mildred Corbin
Adolph Cox
Eugene & Pauline Coxx
William & Sophie Craighead
Annie Lee Curry
Cora & Joseph Curry
John Michael Denstaedt
Charles DuCharme
Robert D. Dunwoodie, Sr.
Jacob J. Dupree, Sr.
Brent Ellis
Elvia G. Estes
Johnnie Mae Bowden Faison
Martha E. Ford
Elizabeth Denison Forth
Arthur L. Grady
Thomas J. Greene, III, M.D.
Frederick C. Gorman
Mary E. Griffin
Griffiths and Jenness Families
Marilyn Harmon
Floyd Harrison
Dollie Mae Hill
Charles H. Hodges, Sr.
Charles H. Hodges, Jr.
Charles H. Hodges, III
Theodore R. Hodges, Jr.
Valeria P. & John C. Hodges
Kenneth G. Holmes
Curtis & Bernice Hudson
Phair, Sara, Christian &
Patricia N. Hudson
Milton Jackson
Thomas Jackson, Jr.
Mayzell R. Jones
Charlie & Pauline Kauderer
Margaret & Julius S. King
Donald A. Lindow & Helen N. Lindow
Gordon William Lloyd
Thoma M. Logan
Phillip W. Lowe
Robbie M. Lowe
Louise & John Lutz
Willie D. Lynn
George & Ada MacPherson
James E. Maxey
Suddie McDaniel
Margrette McDonald
Allen C. McElroy
Dr. Norman C. McRae, Jr., Ph.D.
I. B. Mitchell
Ida M. Mitchell
John & Reva Mitchell
Thelma Mitchell
Mable Molitor
Robert C. Murray
Robert L. Murray
W. Howie Muir, II
Corinne Perry
Beulah Peterson
Nelson Pickett, Jr.
Mrs. Charlie A. Powell
Mr. John Powell
Rosa Lee Price
Samuel P. Qualls
Mildred Redding
Charles Regnerus
Sabina Salsberry Remington
Willie E. Rice
Warren & Miriam Ricketts
Naomi Riley
Alphonza Robinson & Frank Robinson
Timothy Robinson
John K. Roney
George Sanders
Wesson & Winifred Seyburn
Wendell Shackelford
David Smith, Jr.
James O. Smith
Norma Smith
Myzell & Robin H. Sowell
Johnnie Stafford
Mr. Earnest Stamps
Tommie L. Stanfield, Sr.
Lori Stanford
Don Stange
Otis C. Starghill, Sr.
Stieler Departed Relatives
Nolan & Everlyn Street
Solitta A. Collins-Street
William & Helen D. Streng
Norman J. Tabor, Jr.
Brooks & Letitia Thomas
Garrett T. Townsend
Cleveland Thurber, Jr.
Musell Ulmer
Christine Dyer-Van Lowe
Judge David C. Vokes & Family
Arthur L. Walker
Julie C. Whitman
James R. Wilson
Woodbridge & Metcalf Families
Sims E. Woods
William & Elizabeth Wreford
Louise Wright
Henrietta & Leon Wyden
Jack C. Younke

We also wish to thank those who prefer to remain anonymous. We are truly grateful to all our donors and supporters.


Please contact Joan Frear Capuano at
313-801-1971 with listing corrections.

Donate Today!

2015 Honorary or Memorial Donations

Honorary Donations

J. Lawrence Buell, Jr.
Joannie Capuano
Adolph Cox
Janet and Duncan Currie
Elvia G. Estes
Kit E. Floyd, Sr.
Sevara & Al Freeman, Jr.
Goolsby Family
Robert C. Murray
Geraldine Turner

Memorial Donations

Frances & Harold Alger
Judge Alex J. Allen Jr.
Norma L. Anderson
Frederick Bauer
Dr. Donald G. Blain
Justus Brandau
Clarence P. Broadnax
Glodene S. Brown
Dr. James M. Burgette
Dr. Adger Butler, Jr.
Alburiance (Bernice) Cain
Candler Family
Ruby Carter
Frank & Lillie Clark
William Cushman Clark & Mary Eddy Clark
Sevar & Florence Clemon
Virginia & Frederick Colby, Jr.
James W. Coleman  
Mary Cooper
Geraldine Turner
Eugene S. Coxx, Sr., Pauline M. Coxx, and William E. Coxx
Annie Lee Curry
William D. Dahling
Stanley R. Dickinson
Robert D. Dunwoodie
John R. Edgar
Nathan McGuire & Susie Elliott
Barbara Frederick Emmons
Johnnie Mae Bowden Faison
Patricia Smith Floyd
Ophelia A. Foster
Katherine (Russel) & Wendell Goddard
Frederick C. Gorman
Arthur L. Grady
Annie Pearl Grant
Anita Gray
Karla Gray
Mary E. Griffin
Marilyn Harmon
Floyd Harrison
Leslie Lee Hastings
Julie C. Henkel
John & Alice Hewson
Dollie Mae Hill
Valeria P. Hodges & John C. Hodges
Ted Hodges
Charles H. Hodges, Jr.
Charles H. Hodges, Sr.
Kenneth G. Holmes
Cleodie Houser
Curtis and Bernice Hudson
Reverend Howard Hughes
Thomas W. Hunter
Agnes Inglis
Thomas Jackson, Jr.
Ellen Marie Jackson
Jack Johnson
Mayzell R. Jones
Charlie & Pauline Kauderer
Darrell L. Knight
Adolph Koss
Allen Ledyard
Henry B. Ledyard
William Lewis
Gordon Lloyd
Everlyn Street & Phillip Lowe
Mrs. Robbie M. Lowe
John & Louise (Bittman) Lutz
Willie D. Lynn
George & Ada MacPherson
Michael Marantic
Adam Marshall Family
James E. Maxey
Margrette McDonald
Nathan McGuire
Dr. Norman McRae, Jr.
Kenneth Mitchell
I.B. and Thelma Mitchell
Adolph Mixon
Robert L. Murray
Dr. J.C. Gbanyon Natt
Dell Parker
Christopher Parks
Corrine Perry
Mrs. Charlie A. Powell and Mr. John Powell
Rosa Lee Price
Samuel P. Qualls
Charles Regnerus
Willie Rice
Miriam & Warren Ricketts
Timothy Robinson
Alphonza Robinson
Ernest E. Rodgers, Jr.
Hertha Russow
George Sanders
Scheibner Family
Wesson & Winifred Seyburn
Wendell Shackelford
Ida Shaw
Norma Smith
James O. Smith
Myzell & Robin H. Sowell
Mr. Earnest Stamps
Tommie L. Stanfield Sr.
Don Stange
Otis C. Starghill, Sr.
Stieler Departed Relatives
Stilwell Family
Jacques Surrell
Kamal S. Swad
Norman J. Tabor Jr.
Elizabeth Mary Hamilton Thurber
Judge David Cooper Vokes
Cameron & Anne Waterman
Charles & Eleanor Whipple
Margaret Adolph White
Samuel Williams
Mrs. Eola  Wills
Woodbridge & Metcalf Families
Sims E. Woods
William & Elizabeth Wreford
Leon & Henrietta Wyden
Jack C. Younke

Elmwood Grants

Elmwood Receives Tremendous Support from Local Grantors
Terry Book, president of the Historic Elmwood Foundation and trustee of Elmwood Cemetery, commented that, "the metro Detroit community has been tremendously supportive of the Historic Elmwood Foundation."  This support as well as the contributions from our individual and corporate donors permits the Historic Elmwood Foundation to move forward with a number of key initiatives at Elmwood Cemetery. Some of the foundation's grants are noted below:

The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation 
Sandy McMillan commented, “The Trustees of Elmwood Cemetery and the Directors of the Historic Elmwood Foundation are overwhelmed by the profound generosity of the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation.” Ralph Wilson and his wife Mary M. Wilson have been significant supporters of Elmwood since the inception of the Historic Elmwood Foundation. The Wilsons have demonstrated repeatedly their commitment to Elmwood's restoration and advancement of our community and educational programs.
 
Following Mr. Wilson’s death, a new foundation was established in his name with the proceeds from the sale of the Wilsons’ beloved Buffalo Bills.  Elmwood was asked to apply for a legacy grant through the new foundation. Mrs. Wilson asked the Historic Elmwood Foundation to identify our greatest needs. She and the Wilson Trustees responded generously with a $1 million grant. The legacy grant enabled resurfacing of the majority of Elmwood's roadways and the painting of northern fence-line.

“We are pleased to continue our support for the Historic Elmwood Foundation and the ongoing efforts to restore such a significant part of our community’s history and legacy,” said Mary Wilson. “It is truly a treasure in the Detroit community and it is important to see its beauty and history preserved for generations to come.”

Mr. Wilson had previously supported many different initiatives at Elmwood including the interior chapel restoration, pond restoration, gatehouse restoration, and the community events and educational programming.
 
 
Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan Audio Tours Grant
The Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan provided important support to further Elmwood’s education and community outreach programs in metro Detroit. The Community Foundation generously supported our efforts to develop and produce three audio tours at Elmwood through a grant of $34,500.
 
“The Community Foundation is pleased to support the creation of audio tours for the Historic Elmwood Cemetery,” said Mariam Noland, president of the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan. “These tours are a creative way to teach Detroit’s history and a unique contribution to the city’s revitalization.”
 
Terry Book said, "We are thrilled to have the support of the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan. We have worked diligently to develop three self-guided tours concentrating on individuals of historical significance who are buried in Elmwood Cemetery: 1) African American Heritage; 2) Business Visionaries; and 3) Political Leadership Legacies. This grant has helped us take our educational programming to the next level by providing audio tours in each of these areas of interest.”
 
The tours are downloadable via a smart phone or smart device and may be used with an accompanying map available in the office free of charge, or through our website as a foldable pdf.
 
 

The Elizabeth, Allan, & Warren Shelden Fund 
The Shelden Fund responds year after year with generous support to the continuing care and preservation of Elmwood Cemetery and education and community outreach programs offered through the Historic Elmwood Foundation.  This year's $25,000 is significant to our programming as well as continued growth of the Historic Elmwood Foundation Endowment Fund.

The Shelden Fund had previously supported many different initiatives at Elmwood including the interior chapel restoration, pond restoration, gatehouse restoration, grounds restoration and the community events and educational programming.  The Shelden Fund also has supported ongoing operations.

Mary Thompson Foundation 
We would like to express our gratitude to the trustees of the Mary Thompson Foundation who have once again generously supported Elmwood with a $5,000 grant. This supplements past grants which provided the benches at Elmwood and the transportation cart used to help transport the aged and disabled around the cemetery grounds.  Mrs.Thompson and her husband are buried at Elmwood.  

 
DTE Reforestation Grant
One of the first grants the foundation received was $1,500 from DTE for reforestation on the grounds.  28  trees were planted and cared for at Elmwood with these funds.  

Donors 2015

FOUNDATION CONTRIBUTORS IN 2015
We are thankful for the many friends who supported the
Historic Elmwood Foundation and Elmwood Cemetery in 2015:

PRESERVATION CIRCLE
Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation
Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan
The Elizabeth, Allan, & Warren Shelden Foundation

PATRON
Richard S. & Karna S. Bodman
Mary Thompson Foundation


BENEFACTOR
Mike and Betsy Bernard
Antoinette Book
Terry P. Book
Michael & Virginia Carter
Mr. & Mrs. William A. Chope
Elizabeth Thurber Crawford
James and Cathy Deutchman
Sevara Freeman
Kaufman Charitable Trust
Legatus Foundation
Mimi & Sandy McMillan
Grace M. Parr

SPONSOR
George LaForest 
     Apartment Services
Beverly Butler
Kit E. Floyd, Jr.
Ruth Roby Glancy
Mrs. Kay Ledyard
Frances Mann
Nicolas I. Quintana
Karen Schrock
John S. Snyder
Gretchen C. Valade
Frances Warley
Dr. Ruth Whipple
Mrs. Minnie O. Woodard

DONOR
R. Matthew Sweeney
      ACCURecords, LLC
Dr. William G. Anderson
John and Joannie Capuano
Ms. S.M. Carter
E. Jean Coleman
Mrs. William D. Dahling
Ruby Milliner Goolsby
Edotha Croom Gorman
Tracy Kane Hastings
Mrs. Theodore Hodges
Richard Cardinal
     Inch Memorials
David Brunning
     Karpus, Scott & Company
Mr. and Mrs. William Krag
Lawrence F. Sloane  
     L. F. Sloane Consulting
Mr. Willie Lowe
Mary Waterman Lunt
Wendy Fry
     Mannik Smith Group
Eileen McCarthy
     McCarthy & Smith
Mr. and Mrs. James T. McMillan II
W. H. Muir
Donna Nowak-Hughes
     Nowak Associates
Mr. Benjamin Paddock III
Richard & Carole Wiseman
     Quickie Printing
Lillie Montague Tabor
Edward Radtke
     Weingartz Supply

FRIEND
Nancy Allen
Cheri Arcome
Michael Backman -
     McMillan Office
Suzanne Chapin Berl
Grace C. Blain
Gabrielle Bradby-Greene
Dolores Bradway
Doris M. Broadnax
Cathy & Kevin Broderick
Joe and Kathy Burroughs
Gayle & Andrew Camden
Dan Campau
Marlienne Christian
Bliss Caulkins Clark
Dr. Frank M. Clark
Keith & Mary Kay Crain
Dr. Neil J. Currie
Detroit Historical Society
Mr. and Mrs. Thornton Dickinson
Russell and Susan Dixon
Margaret H. and the late David M. Edgar
Mrs. Marianne Trombley Endicott
Family of Johnnie Mae Bowden Faison
Thomas J. Fisher
Betty  Floyd
Mr. & Mrs. Ross Fowler
Constance nee Mitchell Frame
Friend of Elmwood
C. Mary Grady
Althea M. Grant
Mrs. Stephanie Hampton
Frederick & Nancy Hathaway, Jr.
David & Lori Hessel
Alma L. Houser
Arthur B. Hudson
Jay F. Hunter
Amy Jackson
Dr. Barbara M. Jones
David Kausch
Ms. Elizabeth Kausch
Rev. Steven J. Kelly
     St. John’s Episcopal
Robert & Virginia McMillan Lambrecht
Ms. Phyllis H. Ledyard
Carol & William  Lewis, Jr.
Don & Erica Lindow
Mrs. Joan Long
Mike Maldegen
Norma & John Mau
Dr. Shirley  McRae
Dr. Percy L. Moore
The Harriet Murray Family
Dale and Dianne Pegg
Glenn M. Price
Ms. Rosa Qualls
Barbara Rice
A. Margarete Rieck
Ms. Johnnie B. Robinson
Roger P. Rodgers
Jacqueline Russow
Debra Scheys
Mr. & Mrs. Don F. Schimmel
Bob & Sharee Schroeder
Mr. & Mrs. H. Gunter Seydel
Christi Hodges Shatzel
Gladys Shirley
Mr. Myzell Sowell, Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. Gregory Spight
Mary Ann Stange
Marjorie Stapleton
Dr. Helen M. Surrell
Christiansen von Wormer
Carolyn Walker
Wayne State University
Ms. Margery Goddard Whiteman
Sarah J. Wreford
Mary Younke

CONTRIBUTOR
Richard A. Bisgrove
Mr. Thomas J. Blaser
Doug Boehmer
Phillip Brackel
Martin Brosnan
Mr. & Mrs. William Butler
James N. Candler, Jr.
Carolyn Coleman
Mr. & Mrs. Gary Colett
Mrs. Jack M. Cudlip
Kim DeMeulemeester
Charles A. DuCharme III
Mrs. Robert Dunwoodie
Patrick & Della Edrington
Friend of Elmwood
Stuart Grigg
     Grigg Graphic Services
Jessica Hardy
Ralph D. Harmon
Kate Hartwell
Clara Smith Hayes
Julie Herrada
James W. Hodges
Elaine R. Hudson-Walker
Wilda Hughes Biggs
IBEX
Ms. Mary Jenifer-Durant
Dr. Virginia D. Jones
Valerie Stamps Kilby
Ms. Deborah J. Knight
Edna M. Koss
Mary S. Ledyard
Bessie Mae Lewis
Phelan and Ciara Lowe
Carol Marantic
Mr. David Moss
Mrs. Elma M. Natt
Joan Parker-Jones
Billie Patmon
Carolyn Patrick-Wanzo
Ms. Mariette Potvin
Virginia Regnerus
Mr. & Mrs. Alfred Reuther, Jr.
Mrs. Douglas F. Roby, Jr.
Mrs. Herland Sanders
Merle Helen  Scheibner
Ola Shackelford
Michael & Karyn Shukwit
Dr. Kathleen Smith
Mr. Jesse Smith
Carolyn Smith
Sharon Ann Smith
Eleanor B. Stephenson
Karolyn Kate Swad
Lillie Montague Tabor
Carolyn H. White
Ann Candler Williams
Dr. Carla & Ms. Stephanie Wright

MEMBER
Mrs. Kim Baubie
Mrs. Frederick Bauer
Charles Begg
Doug Belles
Carolyn Burgette
Paula Cheek
Daisy Counsel
Ernestine Davis Cox
Charles F. Emmons
Mrs. Robert G. Frear
Friend of Elmwood
Mary A. Gaudioso
Charlene Griffin
Carole Harris
Joyce L. Holmes
Patricia Ibbotson
Gwen Johnson
Lavoid Johnson
Gwendolyn F. Johnson
Max C. Jones, Jr.
Barbara Jean Lewis
June MacPherson
Mr. & Mrs. Paul Malefyt
Tillie M. Maxey
Mrs. Clara B. Mortiboy
George Marshall Murphy
Dan Phelps
R. Bradley Randall
Louis Redding
Mrs. Odessa Rogers
Judith Ruskin
Macrina Seitz
Florence Edgar Seltzer
Nancy Shotwell
Alma Wyden Simmons
Bonita Smith
Richard Snyder
Mrs. Juanita Stafford
Arlene Starghill
Bill & Evie Stieler
Mr. and Mrs. Victor H. Taylor
Robert Tighe
Patricia J. Usher
Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Watson
Melvin T. White
Woodhaven Schools
Mrs. George H. Zinn, Jr.

We also wish to thank those who prefer to remain anonymous. We are truly grateful to all our donors and supporters.


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