40 Under Forty: Dustin McClellan, 31

After earning a Bachelor of Arts in Intercultural Studies from Global University in 2012, Dustin McClellan joined the Power Company Kids Club as its Pontiac director. He was familiar with the provider of after-school and weekend programs for kids, given that he’d attended its programs from the time he was 7 years old up until high school. After eight years there, McClellan founded the Pontiac Community Foundation in May 2018 after seeing the systemic needs children and families living in the city were facing and wanting to change them. The organization is engaging philanthropy, business and community leaders to tackle Pontiac’s most pressing issues. Among other work, the $1 million foundation is awarding scholarships and small business grants and early this year teamed up with Kirk in the Hills, a Presbyterian Church congregation in Bloomfield Hills, to purchase and forgive $5.5 million in medical debt for Oakland County residents.

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