Mott Foundation honors leader

FLINT (AP) — The Charles Stewart Mott Foundation in Flint is holding an event in memory of its longtime leader.

The foundation plans what it’s calling “A Celebration of Life Honoring William S. White” on Nov. 4 on the Flint Cultural Center Campus. White died Oct. 9 at 82.

Events will be held at The Whiting and the Flint Institute of Arts.

White, who rose to become the Mott Foundation’s CEO, passed the leadership reins last year to his son, Ridgway White. William White joined the foundation in 1969.

In 1961, the elder White married Claire Mott, granddaughter of the man who created the foundation that bears his name. White served the foundation in numerous capacities over a half-century.