Meet the newest members of our Donor Relations team.
Scholarship Coordinator / firstname.lastname@example.org
I came to Donor Relations from the Community Foundation's Finance and Administration team. Prior to working at KZCF, I worked at the School of Music at Western Michigan University; the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts in Omaha, Neb.; and was a store director for J. Crew in Kansas City, Mo. As the scholarship coordinator, I coordinate the daily operations and activities of the scholarship program. I love working here because of my inspiring colleagues and our focus on education and equity as a means to address systemic barriers for people in Kalamazoo County.
Development Officer / email@example.com
A native of Lansing, I've returned to my home state from New York City, where I worked fo the past 13 years in sales and marketing. My role as a development officer involves reaching out to new audiences and sharing the possibilities of philanthropy with a new generation of donors. My colleagues, our legacy, and numerous opportunities to help others are just a few of the reasons I enjoy working at KZCF.
Donor Relations Officer / firstname.lastname@example.org
I have a teaching certificate in secondary chemistry and earth science and a master's degree in literacy studies –– both from Western Michigan University. I have also spent time as a business owner, reading tutor, furniture maker and group cycling instructor at the YMCA. As a donor relations officer I get to work face-to-face with people who want to make a positive impact in our community. I love getting to know our donors and what their philanthropic interests are so we can all be more connected and supported here in Kalamazoo County.
Donor Relations Coordinator / email@example.com
After attending Western Michigan University and participating in their nonprofit leadership program I held positions at small businesses and nonprofits, my last being with the University of Notre Dame. Kalamazoo has felt like home to me since college, so when I got the chance to come back it was a dream come true. I coordinate, report and track information for our donor database., connecting people with data. I'm passionate about working for the Kalamazoo Community Foundation because it enables me to do what I love, in and for the community I love.