The Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan (CFSEM) announced the addition of Kate French as its vice president, marketing and communications.
In this role, French will be responsible for developing, implementing and managing marketing, integrated communications and brand strategies for the organization. She also will position CFSEM to current and prospective donors.
Prior to joining the Community Foundation, French served as senior partner at Team Detroit, marketing a range of Ford, Lincoln and Mercury products and services for nearly two decades. Most recently, she was account director, Ford Division, Commercial Vehicles and Fleet, where she was responsible for the development of global and regional marketing launch strategies, product positioning and marketing and communications plans. French also managed several pro-bono accounts.
French graduated, cum laude, with a B.A. in English from Barnard College in New York City.
The Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan is a full-service philanthropic organization leading the way to positive change in our region. As a permanent community endowment built by gifts from thousands of individuals and organizations committed to the future of southeast Michigan, the Foundation supports a wide variety of activities benefiting education, arts and culture, health, human services, community development and civic affairs. Since its inception, the Foundation has distributed more than $600 million through more than 47,000 grants to nonprofit organizations throughout Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, Monroe, Washtenaw, St. Clair and Livingston counties. For more information, please visit www.cfsem.org.
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