The M.E. Davenport Foundation is a private, independent foundation that pursues the core values of Michael Edward Davenport, founder of what is now Davenport University.  Davenport strongly believed in and encouraged individual empowerment and civic engagement, commitments exemplified by the motto he originated:  “Make a Living…Make a Life…Make a Contribution.”

The M.E. Davenport Foundation is not operationally affiliated with Davenport University or the Davenport University Foundation scholarship endowment.  We are located in the historic Heritage Hill district of Grand Rapids, Michigan.


We invite you to browse the website to learn more about our mission and policies.


Margaret Moceri, President

Donald Maine,  Executive Director


Board of Directors

Margaret Moceri, Chair

Gregory Moceri, Vice-President/Treasurer

Mary Sneden Sullivan, Secretary

Marcia Sneden, Trustee

Donald Maine, Trustee

William Sullivan, Trustee


433 East Fulton St.       Grand Rapids, MI.  49503       (616) 234-6280