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Get to know Melanie

Describe what you do in your role: 

I support grantmaking activities including research, engaging with grantees and drafting and reviewing reports and other materials to aid program staff.

What do you enjoy the most about your work? 

Supporting grantees in their mission to improve the quality of life in Southeast Michigan.

What are the causes you’re most passionate about? 

Helping nonprofit organizations in building capacity, ensuring sustainability and finding innovative solutions to help them adapt to evolving challenges and strengthen the sector as a whole.

What inspires, challenges or motivates you? 

I look forward to advancing equity, inclusion and accessibility in the nonprofit sector throughout my career by promoting transparency, shared leadership and trust-based philanthropy.

What do you love about Michigan? 

Michigan is the home of great diversity. From the people to the geography, and everything in between, there are always new and exciting things to learn and experience across the State.

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