Paul C. Hillegonds

Chief Executive Officer at Michigan Health Endowment Fund

Paul C. Hillegonds

Paul C. Hillegonds

Chief Executive Officer at Michigan Health Endowment Fund

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Business Leaders For Michigan
Michigan Health Endowment Fund

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1271

Number of Boards

18

Birthday

1950

Age

68

Number of Awards

6

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Director at Wayne State University Foundation

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Founder at The Center for Michigan

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Vision & Strategy Consultant at Hamp Advisors LLC

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Former Regional President at Huntington Bancshares, Inc.

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Former Chief Executive Officer at M-1 Rail

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President & Chief Executive Officer at Business Leaders For Michigan

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President, Chief Executive Officer & Director at Invest Detroit Foundation

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Senior Executive Vice President, Private Client Group & Regional Banking Director, Chair of Michigan at Huntington Bancshares, Inc.

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Partner at Plante & Moran PLLC

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Former Director-Board of Visitors at Duke University - Sanford School of Public Policy

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Paul C. Hillegonds
Chief Executive Officer at Michigan Health Endowment Fund
Education
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 engages 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: Electric, Gas, Non-Utility Operations, and Corporate & Other. The Electric segment is engaged in the generation, purchase, distribution and sale of electricity to residential, commercial and industrial customers in southeastern Michigan. The Gas segment is engaged in the purchase, storage, transportation, distribution and sale of natural gas to residential, commercial and industrial customers throughout Michigan and the sale of storage and transportation capacity. The Non-Utility Operations segment engages in gas storage and pipelines, power and industrial projects, and energy trading. The Corporate & Other includes various holding company activities, holds certain non-utility debt, and holds energy-related investments. The company was founded in January 1995 and is headquartered in Detroit, MI.

Boards & Committees
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
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.

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

Awards & Honors
1996
Detroit News - Michiganian of the Year
1994
Governing Magazine - Public Official of the Year Award
Central Michigan University