Derether Greer for the COVER of PARTNERS in Community by Grand Rapids Community Foundation | PARTNERS in Community is a quarterly publication of Grand Rapids Community Foundation
I have had the pleasure of great partnership working with the Grand Rapids Community Foundation (GRCF). Recently I captured portraits of Derether Greer for The GRCF donor series, where they highlight those who had donated to them and their impact in the community. Specifically for Derether, they highlighted her legacy of education and service. I was blessed to have her don the cover of the GRCF latest edition of their quarterly publication PARTNERS in Community
Excerpt from her interview:
“And as an educator, I know the importance of education. I can leave something behind that’s gonna help them succeed, and I can fund their education. They are our future. We never know what capacity they’re going to be able to bring back to the community and how they will serve themselves,” she said.
Derether is guided by a strong faith, and she hopes to be remembered as someone who was a blessing to others. “The vision of my life is that it isn’t all about me. If I can help and impact the life of someone, all of us will have been blessed.”