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 passionate about community development and together with her husband, Phil, is heavily involved in leadership and philanthropic efforts throughout Genesee County and beyond.

Dedicated to education, she is an avid volunteer in schools. As a humanitarian, she launched #FlintFwd, a grassroots movement to both recognize and inspire the people and businesses of Flint in the wake of the water crisis.

Her mission for her newest business venture, a self-titled blog, is to inspire women to create their own unique and fulfilling life.

In 2016, she was named by Crain’s Business as one of the 100 Most Influential Women in Metro Detroit. That same year, Jocelyn and Phil were the proud recipients of the Ferris Foundation Humanitarian Award.

When Jocelyn is not managing the Foundation or writing her blog, she competes in equestrian competitions across the country.

Jocelyn graduated from Central Michigan University with a B.A.A. degree.

Philip R. Hagerman
Diplomat Pharmacy Inc., Chairman Emeritus
SkyPoint Ventures, CEO, Founder
The Hagerman Foundation, President Founder

Philip R. Hagerman, RPh, has been Chairman Emeritus on Diplomat Board of Directors since January 2018 and previously served as Diplomat’s Chief Executive Officer, and Chairman of the Board of Directors since 1991. Mr. Hagerman co-founded Diplomat with his father in 1975 which grew to be the nation’s largest independent Specialty Pharmacy and became a publicly traded company through its IPO on the NYSE in October 2014.

Mr. Hagerman led Diplomat as its CEO, and Chairman of the Board of Directors for 27 years. He has a unique perspective and understanding of the business, culture and history, having led Diplomat through many economic cycles and operational initiatives. His day-to-day leadership of Diplomat gives him critical insights into operations, strategy and competition, and he supports the Board’s ability to perform its oversight function. Throughout his career at Diplomat, he has demonstrated strong entrepreneurial skills, as well as regulatory, marketing, strategic, and operational expertise.  Mr. Hagerman also possesses in-depth knowledge of, and key relationships in healthcare and the specialty pharmacy industry on a national basis.

Mr. Hagerman founded SkyPoint Ventures in 2013 and remains its CEO.  SkyPoint Ventures is a real estate and venture investment firm, headquartered in Flint, Michigan. SkyPoint Ventures focuses on early stage companies in multiple disciplines and engaging the entrepreneurial spirit while developing industry leading processes and technology.

In 2014, Skypoint bought the historical Dryden Building in downtown Flint, which now houses the offices of Skypoint and The Hagerman Foundation. In 2015, Skypoint purchased the Fenton Bean Company, a landmark building in Fenton, and transformed it into the Red Fox Outfitters retail space. The redevelopment of these iconic buildings brings jobs and a new retail destination downtown.

Helping the community thrive is more than good business. It’s personal. Phil was born and raised in Genesee County; he feels compelled to give 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.