Jim Teeter and Laura Bell

Jim Teeter and Laura Bell are firmly planted in the Kalamazoo area’s next generation of leaders.

They volunteer throughout the community, make donations to individual organizations and help sponsor many events each year through Bell’s Brewery.

When they recently began looking for a way to think more strategically about their philanthropic portfolio, they turned to the Community Foundation for help. "We were delighted to help Laura and Jim tap into our knowledge about the community and identify a giving option that matched their interests," says Carrie Pickett-Erway. "At a relatively young age, they’re already deeply committed to community engagement and making life in Kalamazoo County better for everyone."