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Selam Sanders Appointed as Trustee of the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan

In an exciting announcement from the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan, Selam Sanders, President of SG Real Estate, a sister company of SG Energy Solutions, has been appointed as one of three new trustees to its esteemed Board of Trustees. This appointment not only highlights Sanders' exceptional leadership within SG Real Estate but also underscores her commitment to community development and philanthropy.


Richard (Ric) DeVore, President of the Community Foundation, expressed enthusiasm about the new trustees, stating, "We are thrilled to welcome Selam Sanders, along with Stacy Ziarko and Tim Nicholson, to our board. Their diverse backgrounds and wealth of experience will provide invaluable insights as we continue our mission to serve the residents of southeast Michigan and our donor partners."


As President of SG Real Estate, Sanders has been instrumental in driving strategic partnership initiatives, overseeing investment performance, and spearheading ventures in equity and debt opportunities. Her leadership has notably focused on deploying institutional real estate funds, particularly in initiatives aimed at promoting affordable housing in the Midwest. Additionally, Sanders serves as the board chair for Beyond Basics, a literacy nonprofit, and has held positions on several boards at the Detroit Country Day School.


Sanders' appointment to the Board of Trustees of the Community Foundation reflects her extensive experience in community development and her dedication to making a positive impact. Her role as President of SG Real Estate, a sister company of SG Energy Solutions, further demonstrates the commitment of both organizations to fostering community growth and philanthropy.


In 2023, the Community Foundation provided substantial financial support to nonprofits in southeast Michigan, totaling $118 million through over 5,700 grants. As the foundation embarks on the development of a 10-year strategic plan to celebrate its 40th anniversary, Sanders and her fellow trustees will play a pivotal role in shaping the future vision and direction of the organization.


Sanders' appointment signifies SG Companies’ dedication to making meaningful contributions to the communities it serves, not only through its core business activities but also through active participation in philanthropic endeavors. As Selam Sanders assumes her new role, she brings with her a wealth of experience and a steadfast commitment to driving positive change, further solidifying SG Companies’ reputation as a leader in the energy sector and a catalyst for community development.






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