Community College Foundations Convening

Wednesday, August 22, 2018 -
9:30am to 3:00pm EDT
Northwestern Michigan College, Traverse City, MI
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During this program, community college foundation peers will have the opportunity to connect, share, and grow together. Topics will be determined by participants in advance of the program. Save the date for this time to discuss issues most important to you.


Lisa Baragar Katz, senior program officer, economic vitality and entrepreneurship, William Davidson Foundation

Lisa Baragar Katz is the senior program officer for Economic Vitality and Entrepreneurship at the William Davidson Foundation. Her efforts help guide the Foundation’s philanthropic investments to stimulate new business creation and job growth in Southeast Michigan and Israel. Prior to joining William Davidson, Lisa founded and served for six years as the executive director of the Workforce Intelligence Network — WIN — a Southeast Michigan collaborative of community colleges and MichiganWorks! agencies aimed at understanding the changing economy and responding to talent needs in the region. A social entrepreneur at heart, Lisa, while at WIN, launched several initiatives, securing partners and investment to move ideas forward.  Full Bio Here >>

Dawn Lyman, foundation manager, Barton Malow

Dawn Lyman is the Foundation Manager for Barton Malow, a $2.5B Michigan-based construction company. Her professional experience includes 16 years in marketing in the architectural/engineering/construction industry, several years at the helm of the Northwest Ohio division of March of Dimes and her current position leading Barton Malow’s Foundation. In this role, Dawn helps direct corporate social responsibility processes and plans for the company, manages community service opportunities and leads the growing Barton Malow Foundation’s fundraising and operations. She is an active member of Barton Malow’s Diversity & Inclusion Council and serves as a member of the company’s Workforce Development and Inclusion team. Dawn is a Central Michigan University graduate.

Nancy J. Moody, vice president, public affairs, DTE Energy

Nancy J. Moody is chair of the DTE Energy Foundation and vice president of Public Affairs for DTE Energy (NYSE: DTE), a Detroit based diversified energy company involved in the development and management of energy-related businesses and services nationwide. In addition to the Foundation, Moody has responsibility for all corporate social responsibility (CSR) work, including volunteerism, community outreach, neighborhood revitalization and the project management office for all other CSR activity. She also manages non-profit board service for senior leadership to maximize impact in the communities where DTE serves. Full Bio Here >>

Mary Lynn Noah, assistant director, Michigan Talent and Economic Development Department

Mary Lynn Noah currently serves as the Assistant Director for the Talent and Economic Development Department working on the Marshall Plan for Talent, the Career Pathways Alliance initiatives and other talent development programs. In her last position with the Talent Investment Agency, she managed the Michigan Advanced Technician Training (MAT2) program, the Community College Skilled Trades Equipment Program (CCSTEP), and other work-based learning programs. She has worked for the Michigan Departments of Treasury and Management and Budget, as well as working in both the Michigan House and Senate in a variety of legislative and policy positions. Ms. Noah has a BA from James Madison College, Michigan State University and a MPA from Western Michigan University. 


$35.00 (registration is required)
(Must login, or create account, see links on top of page or contact Denise Temple)


August 17, 2018

Cancellation Policy: No refunds available after August 17, 2018


The discounted rates are good through August 3, 2018

Best Western starting at $195 per night. 305 Munson Avenue, Traverse City, MI 49684 (Google Maps)
Call 231-778-7000 and ask for the Council of Michigan Foundation block.

Cambria Suites for $245 per night.  255 Munson Avenue, Traverse City, MI 49686 (Google Maps)
Call 231-778-9000 and ask for the Council of Michigan Foundation block.


Programming: Olivia Henry via email or call 313-566-2444
Registration: Denise Temple via email or call 616-850-2136

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