Community Foundation of Greater Flint Appoints Six New Trustees
FLINT, MI – Six new community leaders will join the board of trustees of the Community Foundation of Greater Flint (CFGF) effective February 2019. Elected for a three-year term are Nita Kulkarni, Robert Landaal, Carma Lewis, Marjory Raymer, Julie Serra and Ron Stack.
Nita Kulkarni, M.D. is a board certified obstetrician/gynecologist and practices medicine in Flint with her husband, Bobby Mukkamala, M.D. Kulkarni is a local philanthropist who supports many organizations through her gifts of time, talent and treasure including the University of Michigan-Flint, Genesys Regional Medical Center, McLaren Flint and Hurley Medical Center. She and her husband have raised two children and live in Flint.
Robert Landaal serves as president of Landaal Packaging Systems. He is also co-owner of Om Sweet Om with his wife, Christine. Landaal serves on the Powers Catholic High School board of trustees, the Flint Police Foundation board of directors, and the Fibre Box Association’s Independent Sheet Plant Committee. He and his wife reside in Linden with their three children.
Carma Lewis serves as Community Outreach Coordinator of the Flint Action Coordination Team (FACT). She is president of Flint Neighborhoods United, and serves as a board member of the Neighborhood Engagement Hub and the Environmental Transformation Center of Flint. Lewis volunteers with Habitat for Humanity, Food Bank of Eastern Michigan, Democracy Defense League, and North Flint Action Council. She resides in Flint.
Marjory Raymer is publisher and managing editor of Flintside, an online magazine focused on Flint news, people and neighborhoods. Marjory has served as the political reporter for The Flint Journal, was the first woman to lead The Flint Journal newsroom, and served as director of news for MLive Media Group. She is active in several community organizations including the Crim Fitness Foundation board of directors and the Flint and Genesee Literacy Network steering committee. She and her husband live in Flint with their two children.
Julie Serra is a retired kindergarten teacher at Grand Blanc Community Schools and currently serves as a teacher trainer. A local philanthropist, Serra and husband Joe give through the Serra Foundation and enjoy supporting Powers Catholic High School and Michigan State University. She and her husband have raised two children and live in Fenton.
Ron Stack is a Fenton native and is past chair of the Fenton Community Fund Advisory Committee. Stack founded Cyclefit Multisports in Fenton and enjoys supporting sporting events like the Crim 10K cycle event, Tour Des Lacs Charity Cycling Tour and the Bastille Run. He has served on the Fenton Regional Chamber board of trustees, and has been recognized with the Chamber’s Entrepreneur of the Year award. He and his wife Rebecca reside in Fenton with their two children.
CFGF trustees are selected for their knowledge of community needs and for their professional expertise. A complete listing of the board of trustees is available online at www.cfgf.org.
The Community Foundation of Greater Flint serves the common good in Genesee County—building a strong community by engaging people in philanthropy and developing the community’s permanent endowment—now and for generations to come. CFGF helps donors support the causes they care about, today or through their estates. Since 1988 the Community Foundation has granted more than $120 million to nonprofit organizations to build a thriving community. CFGF serves Flint and all of Genesee County including its community funds in Clio, Davison, Fenton, Flushing and Grand Blanc. Its supporting organization, the Foundation for Flint, stewards the Flint Child Health and Development Fund in response to the Flint Water Crisis.