Ralph C. Wil­son Jr. foun­da­tion ex­pand­ing ef­forts

The Record (Troy, NY) - - SPORTS -

DETROIT » A Detroit-based foun­da­tion is in­vest­ing $2 mil­lion each in south­east­ern Michi­gan and west­ern New York to boost ef­forts that sup­port care­givers of older adults.

The Ralph C. Wil­son, Jr. Foun­da­tion says the money is go­ing to the Michi­gan Health En­dow­ment Fund and the Health Foun­da­tion for West­ern & Cen­tral New York. It will en­dow new staff po­si­tions fo­cused on de­vel­op­ing and fund­ing pro­grams and ini­tia­tives for care­givers.

The Michi­gan fund re­cently hired Tim Niyon­senga for the new role of pro­gram of­fi­cer for care­giv­ing. Ken Ge­newick joined the New York foun­da­tion in the new role of pro­gram of­fi­cer for care­giv­ing.

The Ralph C. Wil­son Jr. Foun­da­tion is named af­ter the founder of the Buf­falo Bills. Ralph Wil­son was 95 when he died at his Grosse Pointe Shores, Michi­gan, home in 2014.

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