A Message From the Director

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My name is Jill Engel and I am the Executive Director for the Partnership for the Arts & Humanities. I live in Canton Township and have been a resident here for over 42 years. I was hired by the Partnership in July of 2010 to build community relations, increase marketing, and fundraise for our local arts. I thoroughly enjoy working with our township officials, business colleagues from the Canton and Plymouth Chambers, the P-CCS district, and most of all the people in our community! My personal goal in life is to be a “Daymaker” — a person who performs acts of kindness with the intention of making the world a better place. I accepted the position with the Partnership because I live here, my kids go to school here, and we are making a difference in people’s lives.

My role has changed slightly since the Partnership acquired Henry Ford’s last, most unique and least-publicized village industry in Canton’s historic district. In addition to my other responsibilities, I am now the main “storyteller” and contact for the history and vision of the Village Arts Factory. What an honor it is to be a part of a legacy project that will preserve history, embrace the arts, and bring people together! Every day, I close my eyes and picture myself standing on Cherry Hill Road imagining what this amazing regional arts and culture destination will look like. Can you see it? I can!

Henry Ford once said, “Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is a process; working together is success.”

Please join us and be a part of history in the making!  Your contribution today will provide a gift that will last a lifetime!




***We welcome your feedback. Please contact me at: jengel@partnershipforarts.org or 734-765-7061.