Help ELi Sustain its Investigative News Endeavors

Your local team of reporters and editors have been in overdrive recently working to keep the community informed with deep and time-consuming investigative work.

Help ELi Sustain its Investigative News Endeavors
ELi City Desk Editor Lucas Day (left) interviews attorney Brian Wassom of Warner Norcross + Judd outside the Michigan Court of Appeals. Wassom represented ELi in the defamation suit brought by developer Scott Chappelle. (Dylan Lees for ELi)

By Beth Peck

If you care about the work East Lansing Info (ELi) does for this community in terms of investigative news, I’m looking for your help.

At East Lansing Info, we provide free, local, non-partisan, accurate news and information about the East Lansing community. Many in the community look to ELi to investigate matters of the city and we take that job very seriously.

Lately our team has been working in overdrive to keep the community informed and the positive community response has been overwhelming.

East Lansing Info Reporters Mya Gregory (left) and Dustin DuFort Petty on the job covering city meetings. (Dylan Lees for ELi)

Here are some  examples of our recent deep investigative work:

We need your help to sustain this critical work. With the increase in investigative news, there has been an increase in expenses.

Because of this, we are starting a fund specifically for our investigative reporting work.

Thanks to a generous anonymous donor who has pledged $500 in seed funding, the ELi Investigative News Fund has been created.

ELi Investigative Reporter Alice Dreger (left) and Managing Editor Julie Seraphinoff outside East Lansing City Hall. (Gary Caldwell for ELi)

Please consider making a donation today to fund our increased investigative efforts. All donations are tax deductible to the fullest amount allowed by the IRS, as ELi is a recognized 501c3 charitable public service organization.

To make an online donation, please click HERE. (Note that Omella asks you how much you want to tip them as our processing provider. You can click the down arrow to choose any amount, including zero. We’ll acknowledge the full amount of your donation, including Omella tip.)

You can also send a check payable to East Lansing Info with “Investigative News Fund” in the memo to the address below:

East Lansing Info, P.O. Box 115, East Lansing, MI  48823

As always, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me at

Beth Peck is ELi’s Executive Director and Publisher.