Stevens Worldwide Van Lines chairman and CEO Morrie Stevens, Sr., and his wife Julie Stevens recently received honors with the Outstanding Philanthropist Award from the Mid-Michigan Chapter of the Association for Fundraising Professionals.
The organization recognizes individuals and organizations for their outstanding achievement in philanthropy.
Morrie and Julie Stevens have been involved in many charities and fundraising efforts for many years throughout central Michigan. The Association for Fundraising Professionals specifically recognized the Stevens for their establishment of the Stevens Family Foundation at the Saginaw Community Foundation, and for their financial and business leadership in developing the Stevens Center for Family Business at Saginaw Valley State University.
The Saginaw Community Foundation administers more than 300 charitable funds and 150 scholarships for programs and projects that benefit Saginaw County residents.
The Stevens Center for Family Business provides resources and support for the needs of family-owned businesses. The center is part of the SVSU College of Business and Management and has several components, including events for family-owned businesses and academic coursework in family business.