Carolyn Bloodworth, executive director of Corporate Giving at Consumers Energy Foundation, will retire after 42 years.
“Carolyn Bloodworth has been the smiling face and bearer of good news to many communities and nonprofits all across Michigan as our company’s philanthropic leader,” Brandon Hofmeister, senior vice president of Sustainability and External Affairs, said. “Carolyn’s historical knowledge, strategic vision, leadership, and love for this company have made a tremendous impact both within and outside of the walls of Consumers Energy, and I wish her the best in her well-deserved retirement.”
Bloodworth has been deeply engaged in our CMF community throughout her tenure in philanthropy as one of the longest-running Foundations on the Hill attendees and in numerous leadership roles, including the CMF Board of Trustees, a member of the CMF Government Relations Public Policy Committee, the COVID-19 Working Group, the Statewide Equity Strategic Support Working Group, CMF Advisory Cabinet, CMF’s 50th Anniversary Committee and Corporate Philanthropy Planning Committee, to name a few.
“It’s near impossible for me to imagine Michigan philanthropy without the dedicated leadership of Carolyn Bloodworth. She has long defined the front edge of corporate philanthropy. Those fortunate to learn in her wake are immensely grateful for Carolyn’s 42 years of servant leadership and enthusiasm. Few are as adept at collaborating with peers, engaging community, and thinking strategically to affect transformative change in Michigan,” Kyle Caldwell, president and CEO of CMF, said. “I have watched in awe as Carolyn navigated Washington, D.C., during Foundations on the Hill to elevate issues and deepen connections with our elected leaders. No one has been able to work across all types of foundations and nonprofits to invest effectively in community identified solutions. Simply, we will miss her and at the same time, believe that she has left nothing on the field and wish Carolyn the very best as she graduates from her role.”
Cathy Wilson, who serves as executive director of State Governmental Affairs at Consumers Energy, has been named her successor effective August 1.
According to a press release, Wilson is well known inside and outside Consumers Energy as one of Lansing’s most respected and effective government affairs professionals. She has led dozens of successful policy initiatives for the organization, including major energy law revisions in 2008 and 2016.
We look forward to welcoming Wilson to our CMF community of philanthropy!
Read the full press release.