For its leadership on environmental and economic issues in the Great Lakes Region, The Joyce Foundation received the 2022 Great Lakes Changemaker Award from the Council of the Great Lakes Region, a multisector forum for exchange and collaboration on key issues impacting the Great Lakes Region in the United States & Canada. Joyce Environmental Program Consultant Molly Flanagan accepted the award on Joyce’s behalf during the organization’s recent Great Lakes Economic Forum in Chicago.
“We’re honored to have our efforts and initiatives supporting environmental protection and restoration recognized, Flanagan said. “Working to solve long-term environmental challenges to create a better Great Lakes Region for the next generation is central to The Joyce Foundation’s mission.”
The Council created the award in 2019 to recognize individuals, companies, nonprofit organizations and academics that are strengthening long-term competitiveness and sustainability in the Great Lakes Region in the United States & Canada. For more than two decades, Joyce has been a leading foundation funder of policy work related to the Great Lakes.
Said Council President & CEO Mark Fisher about the award: “The Council is pleased to be able to recognize people, organizations and companies each year who share our vision of creating the most prosperous, innovative, sustainable, livable and welcoming region in the world.”
About The Joyce Foundation
Joyce is a nonpartisan, private foundation that invests in evidence-informed public policies and strategies to advance racial equity and economic mobility for the next generation in the Great Lakes region.