On July 19th, 2014, Grand Traverse Pie Company (GTPie Co.) will celebrate its 18th birthday. To mark the occasion, during the week of July 19-26th GT Pie Co. will be dedicating a portion of all pie sales to a newly established endowment fund. This fund, “Michigan Partners Helping Michigan Youth”, has been set up to provide financial support for individuals in Michigan’s foster care program who aspire to continue into higher education. The endowment will live in perpetuity and the funds are earmarked to go directly to the student’s needs such as housing, school supplies, attendance to events associated with their degree among other things. 100% of the proceeds in this fund go directly to these Michigan youth. In addition to the birthday celebration, GT Pie Co’s partners will be matching funds into this endowment. The goal is to raise $12,000 during this year’s birthday celebration.
The “Michigan Partners Helping Michigan Youth” endowment will be celebrated each year on their birthday, July 19th. GT Pie Co. believes strongly that pie warms and opens hearts and with that is committed to supporting Michigan’s youth in several areas of their lives in hopes of strengthening the fabric of Michigan families by focusing on the needs of children.
The Grand Traverse Pie Company offers 30 varieties of fresh hand-made pies. Each GT Pie Co. shop bakes made-from-scratch pies every day and over 95% of its purchases come from Michigan companies promoting two of the state’s key ingredients- agriculture and commerce. Michigan fruit (cherries, apples and blueberries) sugar and flour all come from our state’s growers and processors, and GT Pie Co. will drive nearly $20 million into Michigan’s economy this year.
In fact the pie has received many accolades, including Michigan’s favorite celebrity chef, Mario Batali, “I don’t think I’ve ever had as good a pie as Grand Traverse Pie Company’s Cherry Crumb Pie…It’s a religious experience.”
Grand Traverse Pie Company 15 locations include:
- Ann Arbor – Zeeb Road (734) 997-9702
- Ann Arbor – Liberty Street (734) 622-8134
- Brighton (810) 225-7437
- East Lansing – (517) 203-3304
- Grand Rapids – Kentwood (616) 977-7600
- Downtown Lansing (517) 316-0900
- Midland (989) 839-4872
- Norton Shores (231) 799-3399
- Okemos (517) 381-7437
- Petoskey (231) 348-4060
- Plymouth (734) 459-9200
- Terre Haute, Indiana (812) 235-1582
- Traverse City, Front Street (231) 922-7437
- Traverse City, Park Street (231) 933-3972
- Troy (248) 458-0322
For inquiries or questions, call Grand Traverse Pie Company Corporate Office:
525 West Front Street
Traverse City, Michigan 49684