Grace A. Ball and Herbert H. Dow were married in Midland, Michigan, in 1892.
Grace A. Dow established The Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow Foundation in 1936 in memory of her husband. Throughout her life, she contributed to projects in the Midland community personally as well as through the activities of The Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow Foundation. She was an active member of several civic organizations including a women’s study club, the Monday Club, for which she served two presidencies; co-founder of the John Alden Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, and she served for 42 years on the Midland Library board.
Grace and Herbert Dow were the parents of seven children and spent their married life in Midland. They were both devoted to the family, the community, and to the enhancement of the quality of life for everyone in the Midland area and in Michigan. Their compassionate and visionary philosophy continues to be the guiding inspiration for the trustees of The Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow Foundation.
Established in 1936 by Grace A. Dow in memory of her husband, The Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow Foundation exists for the public benefaction of the inhabitants of the City of Midland and the people of the State of Michigan.