You may recognize the name DTN Management from the many apartment communities and student apartments the company manages in the mid-Michigan area; however, you may not know that for the last 50 years DTN has been one of the area’s largest giving programs.
“While people know us as the apartment people, our giving efforts are fueled by the generous hearts of DTN’s owners,” said Anna Platte, longtime DTN team member and asset management expert. “Giving and helping people is deeply embedded within the DTN culture, keeping the needs of our surrounding community top of mind and year-round.”
In the last decade, DTN has donated more than $250,000 to local charities and programs in mid-Michigan.
Whether it’s a monetary donation or a residential food drive, DTN has contributed to groups such as the Boys and Girls Club, Greater Lansing Food Bank, American Cancer Society, American Red Cross, Sparrow Foundation, American Heart Association, Listening Ear, Special Olympics, Junior League of Lansing, Max’s Race, United Way and many more local charities.
Every year around the holidays, a food drive is initiated across more than 115 Greater Lansing communities, giving more than 10,000 residents the opportunity to donate nonperishable items that go to the Greater Lansing Food Bank.
“I enjoy working with the Greater Lansing Food Bank to fulfill a need right here in our own community,” added Platte. “I love seeing food items that would have been thrown away when someone moved donated and used to help people.”
For its communities near Michigan State University, DTN has hosted several campaigns supporting the donation and match of application fees to local charities. These charities include MSU’s Relay for Life, the Greater Lansing Food Bank, East Lansing’s Haven House, the American Red Cross and the Capital Area United Way.
“We also offer DTN employees paid time off to volunteer for these worthy organizations, so they know they are supported in their volunteering efforts,” said Platte. “This also helps us in recruiting new talent and aids in retaining quality, committed employees.”