Friends of East Lansing Seniors

The Friends of the East Lansing Seniors program was established in 1998 by members of the East Lansing community to create and manage a non-profit charitable trust. The Friends program is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and has a charitable solicitation license, which is used to facilitate a direct-mail funding drive each fall. The Friends program appreciates the community's support!

Mission Statement


The mission of the Friends of the East Lansing Seniors Program is to solicit and accept donations to assist the East Lansing Prime Time Seniors Program and to prudently invest and manage these donations in a charitable trust fund. The Friends will provide grants from the charitable trust fund to the Prime Time Senior Program to help supplement the program’s annual budget or to meet emerging needs.  As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, the Friends program will apply for grants for the benefit of the East Lansing senior residents.

Meetings


The Friends of the East Lansing Seniors Program board meetings are generally held at 10 a.m. on the second Thursday of alternate months. Until further notice, meetings are being held electronically via Zoom. Contact John Goddeeris at goddeeri@gmail.com to receive an invitation to the meeting. Upcoming meetings for 2021 are as follows:

  • Thursday, July 8 at 10 a.m.
  • Thursday, Sept. 9 at 10 a.m.
  • Thursday, Nov. 11 at 10 a.m.

Mailing Address

P.O. Box 261
East Lansing, MI 48826

2022 Board Members

Name Email
Dr. John Goddeeris, President goddeeri@gmail.com
Janet Brock, Corresponding Secretary jpbrock@mac.com
Julia Freije, Secretary
Juliakfreije50@gmail.com
Cindy Whiddon, Treasurer whiddonc@hotmail.com
Eileen Heideman eheideman@comcast.net
Betty Murphy, Vice President camic35@gmail.com
Paulette Lovell paulettelovell@gmail.com
Arthur Slobosky artbentoby@sbcglobal.net
Kazuko Thornton kazthorn8@gmail.com
Robert Uphaus uphaus@msu.edu
Kelly Arndt, Prime Time Liaison karndt@cityofeastlansing.com