Albert A. White
Albert White was a humble and modest man whose more than 45 years as a real estate developer, builder and realtor significantly impacted the residents of the Greater Lansing, Michigan, area. He built a number of exclusive projects such as Whitehills Estates, Whitehills Center, Carriage Hills, Rudgate Hills, Whitehills Lakes and Whitehills Woods, as well as hundreds of homes for attorneys, lobbyists, trade association officers, business owners and executives. His developments have addresses that are among the most elite in mid-Michigan.
Certainly, Al White ran an impressively successful business, but as much as he received from his hard work, he gave back. He donated multiple parks, land for an elementary school and a community recreation center, and funded the entire cost of the Fountain Square Park fountain project in downtown East Lansing. In many cases, his land donations were accompanied by funds for continued operation of a park or facility.
Al was committed to education in public schools as well as institutions of higher learning. He served on the board of directors of the Haslett School Gifted and Talented Program and as a member of the Michigan State University Wharton Advisory Council and other MSU associations.
Al White strengthened the Greater Lansing area by providing support and opportunities for the area's residents and their children. He was a man who lived not only as a distinguished constructor of facilities, but as a distinguished constructor of communities.