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The Pensole Lewis College of Business & Design Petitions to Become the Nation’s First HBCU to Reopen

Today the PENSOLE Lewis College of Business and Design (PLC) has proposed draft legislation for state authorization to be recognized as Michigan’s single HBCU with the intention to become the nation’s first-ever re-opened HBCU.
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Gilbert Family Foundation Announces Hiring of Darnell Adams as Director of Detroit Community Initiatives, Shares Update on Detroit Tax Relief Fund

The Gilbert Family Foundation today announced the hiring of Darnell Adams as its Director of Detroit Community Initiatives. Adams will oversee the organization’s Detroit-based community programming as part of their “Building Opportunity and Equity” pillar.
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Gilbert Family Foundation Funds Clinical Study to Understand Vision Loss from NF1 Optic Pathway Glioma

The Gilbert Family Foundation today announced funding of a new $5.4 million clinical study which aims to understand the mechanisms of vision loss caused by NF1-associated optic pathway gliomas, or NF1-OPGs.
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Gilbert Family Foundation Collaborates with the Children’s Oncology Group and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia to Validate a New Tool to Measure Progressive Vision Loss

The Gilbert Family Foundation today announced the launch of a clinical study that aims to validate optical coherence tomography (OCT) as a tool to objectively assess the visual system and its response to treatment in NF1 patients with optic pathway gliomas.
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MSU announces Gilbert Family Foundation, Rock Family of Companies support for opening Apple Developer Academy in Detroit

Michigan State University today announced the Gilbert Family Foundation, in partnership with Rocket Companies, will support the new Apple Developer Academy in Detroit, a transformative education collaboration between Apple and MSU.
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Gilbert Family Foundation, Rocket Community Fund Announce $500 Million Philanthropic Investment in Detroit, First Allocation Will Pay Off Property Tax Debt of 20,000 Low-Income Detroit Homeowners

DETROIT, March 25, 2021 – The Gilbert Family Foundation (GFF) and Rocket Community Fund today announced an unprecedented and transformational $500 million philanthropic investment over the next ten years, to be accomplished through strategic contributions to community organizations that will build economic opportunity in Detroit neighborhoods. The Gilbert Family Foundation […]
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Gilbert Family Foundation Commits $11 Million to Combat Vision Loss in NF1 Patients

The Gilbert Family Foundation is excited to announce the launch of its second research institutive to accelerate the development of therapies for neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1). Around 1 in 5 NF1 patients develop optic pathway gliomas (OPGs) that cause degradation of the optic nerve and subsequent vision loss. […]
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Gilbert Family Foundation Announces $12 Million Gene Therapy Initiative to Address Underlying Cause of NF1

The Gilbert Family Foundation's seeks to eradicate neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1). With our first initiative, we plan to accelerate the development of curative therapies that address the underlying genetic abnormalities in NF1 patients.
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