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CMF Committees

Committee members play a critical leadership role in advancing the work of Michigan philanthropy. If you’re interested in learning more about our CMF committees, please contact Sue Cuddington

CMF Committees

The Annual Conference Program Committee is an active working group that provides leadership in the planning for conference learning opportunities. They offer counsel and thought partnership in the selection of Call for Proposals submissions, development of specialty programming and design of the conference schedule, among other roles, helping to ensure we are meeting the current, emerging and anticipated needs of Michigan philanthropy, with equity at the center of our work. 

The Annual Conference Host Committee is composed of CMF members working in the region where the conference will be hosted. The committee provides a local lens about how the conference can authentically connect to the region as well as ideas for experiential learning opportunities and local representation within the conference experience.  

The Audit & Finance Committee assists the Board of Trustees in fulfilling its fiduciary responsibilities by overseeing CMF’s financial reporting and public disclosure activities.  

The CMF Community Foundation Committee strengthens, promotes and increases community philanthropy in Michigan through the engagement of community foundations in the activities of CMF and through partnerships with government, non-government and private funders. The Community Foundation Committee is an advisory and planning committee, comprised of CEOs and executive directors, that guides the programs and resources of CMF’s services to CMF member community foundations. 

The CMF Corporate Philanthropy Planning Committee strengthens, promotes and increases CMF corporate member engagement through impactful programs and networking opportunities. The committee’s role is both advisory and action-oriented, providing guidance in the development of programs, resources and services for members with a corporate giving program and/or corporate foundation. The committee supports and works in partnership with CMF staff to provide high value to corporate peers.  

The Executive Committee consists of all Trustees elected as officers, the immediate past chair of the Board (if continuing to serve as a Trustee) and one additional at-large member of the committee as elected by the Board. The Executive Committee provides strategic guidance and ensures overall organizational health. 

The Governance Committee is responsible for the ongoing review of policies, procedures and practices and making recommendations to the Board to enhance the quality and future viability of the Board of Trustees. 

The CMF Government Relations Public Policy Committee (GRPPC) serves as a conduit between CMF members and the efforts of government to address public issues of importance to philanthropy and the Michigan communities they serve. 

The Impact Investing Committee guides the design and implementation of CMF’s services supporting the growth of the impact investing ecosystem in Michigan as a tool to accelerate the impact of Michigan philanthropy. The committee provides leadership and expertise to support shared learning and collaboration. 

The Membership Committee serves as stewards of the CMF membership, overseeing membership policies, retention and recruitment practices and strategies. 

The Michigan Community Foundations Youth Project (MCFYP) Committee is composed of youth and youth advisory council (YAC) advisors from around the state. The committee leads the development, design and facilitation of youth programming at CMF, including the annual Youth Grantmakers Summer Leadership Conference.