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“It’s not how much we give, but how much we put into giving.”

Mother Theresa

10 children of Art and Mary Ann Van Elslander with Mary Ann

GRANDCHILDREN OF ART & MARY ANN VAN ELSLANDER

About Us

We are the children and grandchildren of Art and Mary Ann Van Elslander. The Van Elslander Family Foundation was born out of a desire to

give back to our community as they modeled for us. We believe this is the most significant family value to share with future generations.

To learn more about our partner foundation, the AA Van Elslander Foundation, and its initiatives; please visit here

Our Mission

The Van Elslander Family Foundation is a multigenerational foundation continuing the philanthropic legacy of Art and Mary Ann Van Elslander. We support children and human services in Michigan to inspire a sense of social responsibility that engages our community.

Our Vision

A Michigan where service creates growth.

I.D.E.A.L.S.

Integrity

Strong moral guidelines are consistently upheld

Diversity

Ensuring the voices of everyone, particularly marginalized groups, are heard.

Empowerment

The tools for transformation are accessible to everyone

Accountability

Personal responsibility is prioritized

LEgacy

Honor the ideals practiced  by benefactors

Sincerity

Pursue the mission and vision with passion and authenticity 

BORN 2 Run 2024

Join us with your family and friends on May 11th, 2024 at Pier Park in Grosse Pointe, Michigan for a fun run in support of Ascension St. John Hospital – Mary Ann Van Elslander NICU and Special Care Nursery. Check back soon for information and registration.