There’s already a Kalamazoo Promise for students. Now, some business owners are trying to set up a Flint Promise scholarship program. Detroit Pistons owner and Flint area native Tom Gores, along with the Consumers Energy Foundation, on Wednesday announced they’re donating $1 million to the Flint Promise. Consumers Energy President and CEO Patti Poppe tells Michigan News Network with more donations, the program should be able to begin helping students go to college next year.
“We announced our largest gift ever from our foundation to the Flint Promise,” Poppe said.
The Community Foundation of Greater Flint is leading the effort. President and CEO Isaiah Oliver said the group has been working on plans for the Flint Promise for more than a year. Many features of the scholarship are still yet to be determined.