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Our Story

For over 75 years, the DPL Foundation has been dedicated to the preservation and provision of educational resources and freedom of access that dare to make space for the dreamers of Detroit. Whether it’s through placing a rare book within the reaches of our citizens or an opportunity for our youth to plant a garden in the middle of the neighborhood they call home, we understand the importance and strength of a community joined hand in hand with a common goal. One that uplifts a legacy of the freedom to embark on the journeys that bring both answers and questions. 

Meet The Team

Board of Directors


Crystal Powell, Ph.D., Immediate Past Chair

John Krieman

David Costa, Board Chair

Susan Gardynik, Treasurer

Carol Huckleby, Secretary

Sean Ryan Everett, Ex Officio

Jeanne Warford

David Wood 

Financials +

Audited Financial Statements 

Fiscal 2020

Fiscal 2019

Fiscal 2018

IRS 990

Fiscal 2020

Fiscal 2019

Fiscal 2018

Fiscal 2017

Annual Report

Planned Giving 

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