May 12th 2004, west-siders Jeanne and Ralph Graham were feted
by the American Institute of Architects Michigan for their distinguished
service to the profession of architecture by being named Honorary
Affiliate Members of AIA. Long-time patrons of architecture, these
activists in environmental and preservation movements established,
six years ago, the David Evans Memorial Grant for Historic Preservation.
Jeanne Graham is a retired registered nurse who currently works
with Cranbrook House and Garden Auxiliary, helping preserve the
gardens, and serves as president of the Clannad Foundation. Ralph
is a retired film producer and retailer who operated Orthogonality
for 18 years. He has been the gardener in charge of Cranbrook's
Oriental Garden, and sits on the board of the Michigan Land Use
Ralph and Jeanne have supported many Island causes, such as PABI,
the BMX track, and the Marine Museum.
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