Michigan Nonprofit Association and Council of Michigan Foundations Announce Leadership with Purpose Program

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

LANSING, Michigan – Michigan Nonprofit Association (MNA) and the Council of Michigan Foundations (CMF) today announced the inaugural Leadership with Purpose program.

Sixty-two participants from across the state will attend three convenings to maximize learning, networking and clarity on making a career meaningful and impactful.  Each session will feature local nonprofit leaders who will provide advice and experience. The program, funded by the C.S. Mott Foundation, is intended to equip diverse talent with the knowledge and direction to have successful careers in Michigan’s nonprofit sector.

“The success of Michigan’s nonprofit sector depends on our future leaders,” said Donna Murray-Brown, MNA President & CEO. “Leadership with Purpose will prepare them to meet the challenges and opportunities of the changing nonprofit landscape.”

“The pipeline of talent in Michigan is growing, and we believe a diverse cross-sector of talent fuels innovation,” said Rob Collier, CMF President & CEO. “Programs like Leadership with Purpose demonstrate a commitment to fostering the knowledge and direction required to prepare Michigan’s talent for a future in nonprofit leadership.”

2015-16 Leadership with Purpose Cohort:

Alexis Alexander
United Way for Southeastern Michigan
Nuha Al-sakkaf
Social Media Association of Michigan
Alphonso Amos
SONS Outreach
Beth Bailey
Girl Scouts of Southeastern Michigan
Robert Beltz
Lamphere Schools
Crystal Black
Kibibi Blount-Dorn
Detroit Food Policy Council
Ursula L. Bolton
Michigan Consumer Evaluation Team
Liz Brass
Area Agency on Aging Region IIIA
Airika Buford
State of Michigan-Department of Health and Human Services
Kristyn Buhl-Lepisto
Li Fong Chen
University of Michigan ISR
David Cherry
City Connect Detroit
Julie Clement
J. Clement Communications
T. Fletcher Cochran
Earl Corrothers
Nicholas Drzal
Michigan Department of Education
Kathryn Dugal
Rotary Charities of Traverse City
Chris Eldridge
One Love Global
Liza Fongers
Grand Rapids Initiative for Leaders/Behavior Analysts of West Michigan
Aruna Fonseka
Elizabeth Fritz-Cottle
Alzheimer’s Association-Greater Michigan Chapter
Tiffany Griffin
Girl Scouts of Southeastern Michigan
Cassie Hall
Bethany Christian Services
Catrina Harvey
Mercy Health
Alfredo Hernandez Corsen
The Lakeshore Ethnic Diversity Alliance
Norm Hess
March of Dimes
Emily Horvath
WMU Cooley Law School
Andrew Howe
Gayathri Ilango
Diane Jarvi
Michigan Nonprofit Association VISTA
Amanda Johnson
Midland Area Homes
Michael Jones
Rachel Kollin
Victoria Leonhardt
Great Lakes Center for Youth Development
Aaron Lewber
Disabled American Veterans Dept. of Michigan
Andy Malonis
Teresa Marchetti
Van Andel Institute
Michelle McGregor
First Ward Community Service
Rebecca Minardi
Kids-Talk Children’s Advocacy Center
Angelica Moore
Big Brothers Big Sisters
Velma Mora
Chioke Mose-Telesford
Grand Circus
Katie Parrish
Meera Patel
Wayne State University Law School
Amanda Reed
United Way for Southeastern Michigan
Amanda Reel
United Way of Washtenaw County
Jacqueline Roberts
Kimberly Roberts
Genevieve Sabala
Bethany Christian Services
Danielle Skonieski
The Skillman Foundation
Edward Steinberger
Theresa Tejada
National Kidney Foundation of Michigan
Wendy Underwood
Dickinson Wright PLLC
Katelyn Videto
Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation
Mirella Villalpando
University of Michigan School of Social Work
Leandra Williams
Stingray Advisory Group
Raechel Wrona
The Salvation Army Social Services
Karan Wyre
VIP Mentoring/MAC AmeriCorps
Elizabeth Zatina
Jena Zeerip
TrueNorth Community Services
Elyse Mathos
Boys & Girls Clubs of Grand Rapids Youth Commonwealth

About MNA

Incorporated in 1990, MNA is a statewide membership organization dedicated to serving the diverse nonprofit sector through civic engagement, capacity-building, data and technology, training, and advocacy. MNA manages multiple programs and affiliates including Data Driven Detroit, Highway T, The LEAGUE Michigan, Michigan Campus Compact, Volunteer Centers of Michigan, and is a sponsoring organization for AmeriCorps State and AmeriCorps VISTA.  For more information, visit www.mnaonline.org.

About CMF

The Council of Michigan Foundations (CMF) is a community of members committed to growing the impact of Michigan philanthropy through investing in the state's charitable organizations, convening business, government and nonprofit leaders, collaborating on critical issues, seeking innovative solutions, sharing knowledge and advocating. CMF members represent 91 percent of Michigan’s organized philanthropic assets. For more information, visit www.michiganfoundations.org.