About Us

Our Beginnings

Phil and Jocelyn Hagerman, husband and wife team, have committed their lives to making a difference. After years of service to communities through donated time and resources, they determined that establishing a foundation would allow them to create greater impact and positive change.

The Hagerman Foundation was established in the summer of 2014 with one passion in mind — to brighten and improve the lives of future generations. The Hagerman’s core values of family, community, and education create the Foundation’s framework of giving.

The Hagerman Foundation looks forward to building a legacy of hope for generations to come by supporting organizations that promote education, life skills, entrepreneurship, ministry, counseling, and the arts in surrounding communities.


 
For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord. Plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
Jeremiah 29:11
 

Our Board and Staff


Jocelyn Hagerman
Founder & CEO

Jocelyn Hagerman is founder and co-owner of Skypoint Ventures, as well as chief executive officer of The Hagerman Foundation. She is committed to creating a bright future for Flint and the surrounding areas. Together with her husband, Phil, she is heavily involved in leadership and philanthropic efforts throughout Genesee County and beyond. Through the Hagerman Foundation, Jocelyn and Phil utilize their resources to lead transformational change.

Jocelyn is an avid volunteer in schools and the community. She founded FlintFwd, a grassroots movement to support local businesses and the community of Flint and in 2016, was named by Crain’s Detroit Business as one of the 100 Most Influential Women in Metro Detroit. Jocelyn is a graduate of Central Michigan University.

Her latest venture, A New Day Lifestyle blog, inspires women to live a fulfilling and enjoyable life. When Jocelyn is not managing the Foundation or writing for her blog, she competes in equestrian competitions across the country.

Phil Hagerman, RPh
President

Phil Hagerman co-founded Diplomat, now the nation’s largest independent specialty pharmacy, with his father in 1975.  Phil is a graduate of Ferris State University. He has served as Diplomat’s chief executive officer and chairman of the board of directors since 1991.

Throughout his career at Diplomat, he has demonstrated strong entrepreneurial skills and a drive to give back to the community. It is this focus on social impact that led Phil and his wife, Jocelyn, to found The Hagerman Foundation in 2014.

Phil has continued his mission to revitalize the community by creating Skypoint Ventures, a business development and real estate firm located in the Dryden Building in downtown Flint. Skypoint invests in companies that can create transformational change in their industries, while maintaining an emphasis on creating both value and community impact.

Helping the community thrive is more than good business. It’s personal. Phil was born and raised in Genesee County and he’s dedicated to giving back to the communities in which he lives and works.

Becky Foerster
Executive Director

Becky Foerster joined The Hagerman Foundation as a board member and trusted colleague. Becky now leads the Foundation as executive director, overseeing the administration and strategic plan. While guiding the grant-making process Becky strives to build relationships with community partners who share their vision for a revitalized Flint and Genesee County.

Prior to her role at the Foundation, Becky served as wellness coordinator and event planner for Diplomat. During her tenure, Diplomat received recognition for Healthiest Employees in 2013 and Best and Brightest in Wellness in both 2013 and 2014. She also has a background in early child development and parent education. Her ability to empower others to live healthier, balanced lives lead her to be nominated by WELCOA as “Top 100 Wellness Professionals” nationwide, recognized in Crain’s Detroit Business.

Becky is a graduate of Mott Community College and University of Michigan-Flint.

Inspired by the people of Flint and their continued resilience, Becky feels she’s in the right place at the right time to contribute to the revitalization of Flint and surrounding communities.

Christina Mitchell
Administrative Assistant

Christina Mitchell has a passion to inspire others, which gives her the unique ability to connect with The Hagerman Foundation grantees and promote their work.

Prior to joining the Foundation, Christina worked in education as a Title 1 teacher for grades K-2, and a Head Start preschool teacher. Christina’s experience working with an at-risk population promotes empathy for and understanding of organizations applying for funding. She continues to advocate for quality education and family literacy through the mission of the Foundation and the work of The Flint and Genesee Literacy Network. Christina graduated from Western Michigan University.

Christina understands that a parent is the child’s first teacher, and to impact the child you need to invest in the whole family. Christina looks to make a difference and sits on the planning committee for a variety of community partner events.