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Speaker's Biography

Joyce Keller

Philanthropic Director, Gilbert Family Foundation


Joyce Keller serves as philanthropic advisor to Jennifer and Dan Gilbert (chairman and founder of Quicken Loans, and majority owner of the 2016 NBA Championship Cleveland Cavaliers). Joyce serves as philanthropic director of the Gilbert Family Foundation and oversees the Gilberts' personal charitable activities and community relations. She retired in 2008 after 30 years as the executive director of JARC, a nonprofit, nonsectarian organization serving people with developmental and intellectual disabilities in Oakland County, Michigan. Joyce was appointed by President Bill Clinton to serve on the 21-member President's Committee on Intellectual Disabilities, and by Michigan Governor John Engler to serve on the 15-member Community Health Advisory Council. She has received various honors for her work in the field of disabilities and was named one of 13 Michiganians of the Year by the Detroit News. Joyce received her bachelor's degree in special education from the University of Michigan and a master's degree from Harvard University.


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