Borders Books Legacy Leads to Helping Local Book Sellers

Employee funded foundation lives on

An organization that started with contributions from Borders Book Store employees is now helping independent book stores across the country. The Ann Arbor-based Book Industry Charitable Foundation originally had a mission to help Borders employees with bills after personal emergencies, medical problems, and other unexpected events.  When the company folded in 2011, the foundation remained. BINC Executive Director, Pam French, tells WDET’s Amy Miller that after several years of consideration, the organization has broadened it’s mission

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  • Amy Miller
    Amy has been working in public and commercial radio for the last 30 yrs. She is an award winning reporter and news anchor, born and raised in Detroit.