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Paul C. Hillegonds

Chief Executive Officer at Michigan Health Endowment Fund
Overview
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Education
Career History
Boards & Committees
Non-Profit Donations & Grants
Political Donations
Awards & Honors

Paul C. Hillegonds

Chief Executive Officer at Michigan Health Endowment Fund

Overview

Age
68 (Born 1950)
Notable Companies
Business Leaders For Michigan

Michigan Health Endowment Fund
Awards
6
Board Seats
17
Number of Relationships
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Director at Wayne State University Foundation

Founder at The Center for Michigan

Vision & Strategy Consultant at Hamp Advisors LLC

Former Eastern Michigan Regional President at Huntington National Bank (Investment Management)

Former Chief Executive Officer at M-1 Rail

President & Chief Executive Officer at Business Leaders For Michigan

President, Chief Executive Officer & Director at Invest Detroit Foundation

Senior Executive Vice President & Chairman of Michigan at The Huntington National Bank

Partner at Plante & Moran PLLC

Managing General Partner at Hopen Life Sciences LLC
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Detroit Free Press
December 2, 2017
Crain's Detroit Business
November 20, 2017
Detroit Free Press
November 17, 2017
Crain's Detroit Business
November 6, 2017
Crain's Detroit Business
September 18, 2017
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Educational Background

Law Degree 
Welcome to Thomas M. Cooley Law School. Cooley was established to provide an opportunity to those who share the dream of becoming a lawyer. Our two-fold mission is to prepare our graduates for the practice of law by providing them with the knowledge, skills, and ethics to succeed and to provide access to the legal profession, particularly to those who traditionally have been denied the opportunity to study law. Since 1972, Cooley has been a leader in innovative legal education, and we have been guided by three important attributes of every successful law school—high quality people, an excellent legal education program, and first-class facilities. We also are committed to creating a culture of professionalism, so that each member of its community thinks about, is exposed to, and is challenged to adopt professionalism as a way of life, every single day. Because we have used these attributes to success as our guide, Cooley is now the largest law school in the nation, one of the best at practice preparation, one of the most affordable, perhaps the most innovative, and has remained financially strong even during this tough economic climate. The people of Cooley are its greatest asset. Cooley is among the nation’s most diverse institutions. More minority students study at Cooley than at any other law school in the country. Our students come from every state in the Union, we lead all law schools in foreign national students, and our graduates are found in every state and in numerous foreign countries. Nearly all our faculty members are former practicing lawyers and judges, and all our faculty members consider teaching and helping our students become competent lawyers their highest priority. They are accessible to students and supportive of student activities. As a result, Cooley students rate our faculty very highly, awarding them a median score of 9.10 on a scale of 10 in the most recent semester. Cooley has a large, experienced staff devoted to supporting the educational program and our students, including an academic support program second to none, a Dean of Career and Professional Development who was President of the State Bar of Michigan, and comprehensive Enrollment and Student Services Division that serves the needs of our students. Our program is a model of modern legal education theory and practice. Cooley stresses legal knowledge, practice skills, and professional ethics, an approach that is the latest trend in legal education and new to most law schools, but has been in place at Cooley since its founding 38 years ago. We set our standards high at Cooley. We expect all our graduates to pass the bar examination and to be competent, ethical practicing attorneys, so our program of legal education is rigorous, challenging, and thorough. We require our students to meet a standard of academic competence and professional conduct while at Cooley that is comparable to the standards of the legal profession. We stress personal and professional growth, including a commitment to serving the community and providing pro bono legal services. Our curriculum includes scheduling options that offer an opportunity for students with varying needs to find a way to attend law school. You may choose from full-time or part-time programs; weekday, evening, or Saturday and Sunday classes; and from two, three, four, or five-year programs. No school offers a greater variety of scheduling options than Cooley. After two years of classes stressing the fundamentals of law taught from the practitioner’s perspective, our students can concentrate their last year of studies in particular areas of the law. Every student has the opportunity for a clinical internship or externship placement. Coupled with simulation courses and advanced research and writing projects, Cooley graduates can honestly tell their prospective employers that they are ready to hit the ground running. Cooley’s facilities are unmatched in size, scope, functionality, and beauty. We have specialized in rehabilitating old buildings, having restored vacant buildings at all four campuses. With appellate and trial courtrooms at all campuses, high-tech classrooms throughout, and one of America’s largest law libraries--all of which are strikingly beautiful--Cooley provides an exceptional setting in which our students can study, our faculty can teach, and our staff can work. Commitment to Ethics, Professionalism, and Community Through our innovative, award-winning Professionalism Plan, Cooley created a culture of professionalism that permeates every part of the school. Each member of our community thinks about, is exposed to, and is challenged to adopt professionalism as a way of life, every single day. We changed our culture through teaching, learning, experiencing, challenging and modeling, serving, and reaching out and beyond the confines of our school. In 2011, Cooley students and faculty, working through clinics, externships, and service, logged an almost incomprehensible number of over 420,000 hours of legal work without receiving any financial compensation. If it were billed at an average of $150 per hour, that number equates to over $60 million worth of free legal assistance worked in just one year
Bachelor of Arts 
The University of Michigan (UM, U-M, UMich, or U of M), frequently referred to as simply Michigan, is a public research university located in Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States. It is the state's oldest university and the flagship campus of the University of Michigan. It is one of the original eight Public Ivy universities and is one of the founding members of the Association of American Universities. It has been ranked among the top five research universities in the US, and among the top 20 universities in the world. U-M also has satellite campuses in Flint and Dearborn.

Career History

Chief Executive Officer
Current
Chief Executive Officer, Michigan Health Endowment Fund
2015 - ?
Senior Vice President-Corporate Affairs
2005 - Prior
DTE Energy Co. is a diversified energy company, which is primarily engaged in the business of providing electricity and natural gas sales, distribution and storage services throughout Michigan through its subsidiaries. It operates through the following segments: DTE Electric, DTE Gas and Other. The DTE Electric segment is engaged in the generation, purchase, distribution and sale of electricity to residential, commercial and industrial customers in southeastern Michigan. The DTE Gas segment consists principally of DTE Gas, which is engaged in the purchase, storage, transportation, distribution and sale of natural gas residential, commercial and industrial customers throughout Michigan and the sale of gas storage and transportation capacity. The Other segment is involved in natural gas pipelines, gathering and storage; power and industrial projects; and energy marketing and trading operations. The company was founded in January 1995 and is headquartered in Detroit, MI.
President
1997 - 2005
Business Leaders for Michigan (BLM) is the state’s business roundtable, composed of the chairpersons, CEOs or most senior executives of the state’s largest job providers and universities. Together, their members power one-third of the state's economy and educate nearly one-half of the state's university students, which makes them a powerful driver for economic development and change.
State Representative
1979 - 1996

Boards & Committees

Corporate Boards ▾
Director
Tenure Unconfirmed
Non-Profit Boards ▾
Member, Board of Trustees
2015 - Current
Since 1984, the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan has served as a vehicle for donors, volunteers and community members to identify important issues, share ideas and build financial resources to make positive long-term change. Every day, the Community Foundation is helping individuals, businesses, nonprofit organizations and other foundations meet their charitable and financial goals by providing tools and resources that make giving to one's community easier, flexible and effective. The Community Foundation exists in perpetuity to enhance the quality of life of the citizens in southeast Michigan in the seven counties of Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, Monroe, Washtenaw, Livingston and St. Clair. We also help donors invest in organizations they care about nationwide.
Member, Board of Trustees
Current
The Kresge Foundation is a $3.1 billion private, national foundation headquartered in Metropolitan Detroit, in the suburb community of Troy. The goals and aspirations of seven narrowly defined programs guide its grantmaking and investing. In 2012, the Board of Trustees approved 410 awards totaling $130.5 million; $150.3 million was paid out to grantees over the course of the year. The way we work Kresge has redefined itself as a strategic philanthropy, having completed a historic transition that began in 2007. Long known for its exclusive use of the challenge grant to help local communities raise the funds necessary for major construction and renovation projects, it now employs an array of funding methods to address and advance a set of narrowly defined programmatic objectives. “The brilliance of Sebastian Kresge is best exhibited in his guiding wish that the foundation ‘promote human progress,’” explains Elaine D. Rosen, chairwoman of the Board of Trustees. “It is the responsibility of the board and staff to interpret his maxim and to take the foundation where it needs to go to be relevant in the 21st century. Redefining ourselves as a strategic philanthropy represents our efforts to fulfill this responsibility.”
Member, Board of Directors
Current
The Grand Valley University Foundation provides support to Grand Valley State University to assist in its goals and mission. This support provides grants and scholarships, faculty and academic program development, capital maintenance and growth, and long-term fiscal security.
Director
Current
A NON PROFIT RACE RELATIONS ORGANIZATION.
Director
Current
DEVELOP AND ADVANCE A PRACTICAL VISION OF MICHIGAN'S SOCIAL, EDUCATIONAL, AND ECONOMIC FUTURE
Member, Board of Trustees
Current
The mission of CRC is to promote the development of informed public policy at all levels of Michigan government through the delivery of factual and unbiased analysis of the most critical issues pertinent to state and local government.
Director
Current
Director
Prior
Director
Prior
The Alumni Association of the University of Michigan is an independent, worldwide organization that nurtures lifelong relationships with and among current and future Michigan alumni. As a committed partner of the University, the Association offers programs of relevance and service to alumni and creates support for the University. Underlying all that we do is the belief in the value of education to the well being of society, and a commitment to integrity, diversity, and service.
Director
Prior
The Detroit Regional Chamber is a non-profit organization based in Detroit, MI. Serving the business community throughout all of Southeast Michigan for more than 100 years, the Detroit Regional Chamber is one of the oldest, largest and most respected chambers of commerce in the country. The Chamber continues to serve its members and affiliates in its mission to power the economy of Southeast Michigan. Chamber activities and initiatives are centered on four strategic pillars: economic development, regional collaboration, education reform and member value.
Director
Prior
Wayne State University Research & Technology Park provides business incubation and acceleration resources. It offers space for lease, coaching, mentoring, educational workshops and access to talent and capital. The company was founded in 2000 and is headquartered in Detroit, MI.
Trustee
Prior
Since 1941 The Michigan Roundtable for Diversity and Inclusion has been a not-for-profit civil rights organization located in Detroit working to overcome discrimination and racism by crossing racial, religious, ethnic and cultural boundaries. We bring together community leaders from government, law enforcement, education, faith, grass roots organizations and business to understand different points of view and then take action to overcome structural impediments to inclusion and equity. Our programs are recognized by national organizations for bringing about sustainable change. We work to address inequity throughout our region through a process of recognition, reconciliation/reorientation and renewal. We strive to build relationships that create social justice and build sustainable inclusive communities.
Director
Prior
Director
Prior
Director
Tenure Unconfirmed
Government Boards ▾
Director
Prior
Michigan Economic Development Corp. provides economic development efforts and policy development and technology development. Its services include business retention and attraction, financial assistance, employee recruitment and training, assistance for providing permits, and site development services. The company was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Lansing, MI.

Non-Profit Donations & Grants

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$1,000 - $4,999
2014
Since the mid-1990s, Focus: HOPE’s community development and community arts programs have improved the quality of life for residents in its surrounding neighborhood. These efforts were expanded in 2009 with the launch of the new HOPE Village Initiative which is committed to supporting academic achievement of children living in the neighborhoods around the campus. Inspired by the Harlem Children’s Zone, the HOPE Village Initiative aims to make this area of the city a desirable place to live, work and raise a family. Our holistic approach has garnered Focus: HOPE numerous citations and awards from federal and state governments, national corporations and private institutions. Since our inception, we have touched the lives of thousands of people and today, we remain committed to our initial mission to pledge intelligent and practical action to overcome racism, poverty and injustice.
$1,000 - $4,999
2013
Since the mid-1990s, Focus: HOPE’s community development and community arts programs have improved the quality of life for residents in its surrounding neighborhood. These efforts were expanded in 2009 with the launch of the new HOPE Village Initiative which is committed to supporting academic achievement of children living in the neighborhoods around the campus. Inspired by the Harlem Children’s Zone, the HOPE Village Initiative aims to make this area of the city a desirable place to live, work and raise a family. Our holistic approach has garnered Focus: HOPE numerous citations and awards from federal and state governments, national corporations and private institutions. Since our inception, we have touched the lives of thousands of people and today, we remain committed to our initial mission to pledge intelligent and practical action to overcome racism, poverty and injustice.
$1,000 - $4,999
2011
Since the mid-1990s, Focus: HOPE’s community development and community arts programs have improved the quality of life for residents in its surrounding neighborhood. These efforts were expanded in 2009 with the launch of the new HOPE Village Initiative which is committed to supporting academic achievement of children living in the neighborhoods around the campus. Inspired by the Harlem Children’s Zone, the HOPE Village Initiative aims to make this area of the city a desirable place to live, work and raise a family. Our holistic approach has garnered Focus: HOPE numerous citations and awards from federal and state governments, national corporations and private institutions. Since our inception, we have touched the lives of thousands of people and today, we remain committed to our initial mission to pledge intelligent and practical action to overcome racism, poverty and injustice.
$100 - $999
2010
Since the mid-1990s, Focus: HOPE’s community development and community arts programs have improved the quality of life for residents in its surrounding neighborhood. These efforts were expanded in 2009 with the launch of the new HOPE Village Initiative which is committed to supporting academic achievement of children living in the neighborhoods around the campus. Inspired by the Harlem Children’s Zone, the HOPE Village Initiative aims to make this area of the city a desirable place to live, work and raise a family. Our holistic approach has garnered Focus: HOPE numerous citations and awards from federal and state governments, national corporations and private institutions. Since our inception, we have touched the lives of thousands of people and today, we remain committed to our initial mission to pledge intelligent and practical action to overcome racism, poverty and injustice.

Political Donations

$500
2012
Scholar in Residence at University of Michigan-Dearborn - College of Arts, Sciences, and Letters
$1,000
2011
Global Business Adviser at Squire Patton Boggs LLP
$1,000
2011
Representative from Michigan's 6th Congressional District
$500
2010
$1,000
2008
Former Representative from Michigan's 9th Congressional District
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Awards & Honors

1996
Detroit News - Michiganian of the Year
1994
Governing Magazine - Public Official of the Year Award
Honorary Degree
Central Michigan University
Honorary Degree
Ferris State University
Honorary Degree
Grand Valley State University
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