GM Foundation donated $1m to three Detroit nonprofits in honor of outgoing CEO Dan Akerson and his wife, who "changed many lives" through their own philanthropy.
"The GM Foundation on Monday donated $1 million among three Detroit nonprofits in honor of retired GM Chairman and CEO Dan Akerson and his wife Karin, who were major benefactors to nonprofit organizations during their time in Detroit. Capuchin Soup Kitchen received $500,000 to help feed more in need, while Habitat for Humanity Detroit received $400,000 to renovate and build new homes . The Coalition On Temporary Shelter received $100,000 to help homeless families become self sufficient." -- Melissa Burden, the Detroit News