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Beverly Burns Recognized by Hannan Foundation for Civic/Community Leadership

October 10, 2017

Miller Canfield is pleased to announce that Employment and Labor attorney Beverly Hall Burns has been recognized by the Luella Hannan Memorial Foundation in its 70 Over Seventy Awards.

The awards represent the human potential that continues and in some cases increases with age, according the Foundation. Burns earned recognition in the Civic/Community Leadership category. Other categories include: Art, Lifetime Achievement, Entrepreneurship, Unsung Hero, Lifelong Learning, and Changemaker.

Burns has for more than 30 years been one of the state’s most well-known employment and labor attorneys, but she is also known for her deep commitment to community involvement and the civic and cultural organizations she serves.

“Beverly’s tireless work makes a positive difference in the lives of people in the Detroit area and around Michigan,” said Miller Canfield CEO Michael McGee. “We are fortunate to know her as a colleague, but also as an impactful leader in the community and civic organizations.”

Burns was appointed by Gov. Rick Snyder to the Executive Committee of the Early Childhood Investment Corporation. Among her many civic and community activities, she chairs the Early Childhood Investment Corporation Executive Committee and serves on the Board of Hope Starts Here, an early childhood partnership in Detroit that is funded by the Kresge and Kellogg foundations and is aimed at building a vision and action plan for early childhood development in the City of Detroit. She is an advisory Board member to the new Figure Skating in Detroit program, which helps transform girls’ lives by combining access to the artistic discipline of figure skating with academic assistance off the ice, focusing on improving competency in STEM concepts. 

Burns was the Encore Innovation Fellow in Michigan from 2013 to 2015, and has chaired the boards of the Michigan Women’s Foundation, the Michigan Humane Society, the Grosse Pointe War Memorial Association, and has served the community in numerous other ways.

The Luella Hannan Memorial Foundation was founded in 1925 to serve aged people in Detroit. 

For a full list of 70 Over Seventy honorees, visit Burns and other honorees will be recognized at a special award ceremony on Oct. 12, 2017.

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