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12 Days of Giving: Andy Janson

Andy Janson has always believed in helping others and addressing social issues. This is why when an opportunity arose in 2014 to work with United Way of Southwest Michigan, he jumped on it. “It’s a great place to be,” Andy says. “They do some incredible work.” Andy, 53, of St. […]

12 Days of Giving: Cheri Beck

A busy stay-at-home mother, Cheri Beck spends her days caring for other people, so it feels only natural to also spend her free time feeding hungry people throughout her community. Cheri, 39, of Stevensville, has been volunteering with the Benton Harbor Soup Kitchen for several years, a job she calls […]

12 Days of Giving: Debie Coble

Twenty-eight years ago, Debie Coble earned her paycheck by managing a Goodwill thrift store. Today, she serves as executive director for the same organization, Goodwill of Michiana, where she oversees regional efforts throughout northern Indiana and the Niles area. While many think of Goodwill as mostly a place to donate […]

12 Days of Giving: Jeff Neumann

Dowagiac insurance agent Jeff Neumann always has two things on the mind: ministry and service. Originally a youth pastor, Jeff joined the insurance business in order to spread more ministry in the community. It was then that he realized he could minister just as well if he stayed in his […]

Why I love Michiana

Jewish Federation director enjoys Midwest communities Ben Davis was hired as the executive director of the Jewish Federation of St. Joseph Valley in January of 2014. He is originally from Chicago, but has worked in several cities in the Midwest including Minneapolis, Minnesota and Cincinnati, Ohio. He received a bachelor […]