Gift of Life Foundation

The Foundation is dedicated to promoting and supporting Michigan’s donation and transplant community.

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Welcome to the Gift of Life Foundation

We envision a day when organ and tissue donation is the cultural norm for all citizens in Michigan so that no one dies waiting.

As good stewards of public support, we manage our costs vigilantly, to increase resources that will support grants to the community and transplant centers. We provide grants of financial assistance to transplant centers, post-transplant recipients and waiting candidates to help with financial challenges and transplant successes.

We promote the cause of organ and tissue donation and transplantation in the community by funding public and professional education efforts.

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Supporting Transplant Recipients

The Gift of Life Foundation has offered financial assistance in the form of a grant to transplant center social workers to offset the financial burdens of transplant recipients due to the excessive costs of immunosuppressive medications.

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Supporting Grieving Donor Families

We will support our donor families with a variety of programming from the time of donation throughout their grief journey. Our enhanced grief programming will support our donor families during their time of need. That journey is unique to each family member and our programming seeks to meet them where they are in the process. 

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Changing the Future

Our philanthropy will support public education and outreach programming throughout the State of Michigan. As we look to the registry, it is important that it be representative of our population. Efforts to increase the registry numbers within minority communities is extremely important.

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Educating Our Community

Our philanthropy will support public education and outreach programming throughout the State of Michigan. As we look to the registry, it is important that it be representative of our population. Efforts to increase the registry numbers within minority communities is extremely important.

Who We Are

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Chief of Philanthropy and Foundation Programs

Susan Rink

Susan oversees the Gift of Life Foundation's philanthropic efforts, as well as its programs and grants. Susan reports to the Gift of Life Foundation Board of Trustees.
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Foundation Board of Trustees

The Gift of Life Foundation Board provides guidance and support.
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