105.1 the Bounce honors and thanks Art Van Elslander for everything he did for the Detroit community.
Van Elslander - outside of his business prowess in growing the Art Van Furniture company - is known for his philanthropy, led by his longtime support of America's Thanksgiving Parade presented by Art Van, and of St. John Providence Health. He is credited with saving the parade with a $200,000 donation when it was set to shut down for lack of funding in 1990. Through personal gifts and the family foundation, Van Elslander was St. John Providence Health System's largest donor, with donations well in excess of $20 million since 1989.
Detroit can't thank you enough for everything you did, you will surely be missed. Thanks Art.