Corporate & Foundation Support

The American Red Cross values the support it receives from the corporate and foundation community in Southeast Michigan. In appreciation, the Red Cross offers its partners a high level of recognition and association with one of the world’s most regarded non-profit brands.

There are a variety of ways organizations large and small can partner with the Red Cross to provide vital programs and resources that impact the lives of our neighbors on a daily basis. Partnership opportunities include both monetary and in-kind support.

The Red Cross also offers meaningful ways for companies to engage their employees in volunteer opportunities. Community canvassing for disaster preparedness and assembling “Comfort Kits” for homeless veterans and disaster victims are among our most popular employee engagement activities.

For more information, please contact:

  • Amber MacKenzie – Chief Development Officer (616) 866-1175
  • Dean Herried – Director of Development (616) 456-8661 ext. 8988
  • Michelle Atwell – Director of Development (313) 494-2880
  • Amanda Mulder – Regional Grants Manager (616) 456- 8661 ext. 3608
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    Fund Development Officers:

    Detroit:

  • Paul Barker – (313) 494-2882
  • Noreen Paholak – Ann Arbor/Flint – (313) 494-2752
  • Susan Urban – (313) 833-2690
  • Grand Rapids:

  • Joe Corrado – (616) 456-8661 ext. 8989
  • Kalamazoo:

  • Lesli Davis Clarke – (269) 556-9616 ext. 326
  • Lansing:

  • Tonya Frisbey – Lansing/Saginaw (517) 702-3328
  • Terry Hickey – (517) 702-3325
  • Opportunities for Support

    Workplace Giving

    Your company and employees can make a difference and help those in need down the street, across the country and around the world through workplace giving. Partnering with the Red Cross means access to user-friendly tools to unite your employees around a shared commitment.

    Annual Disaster Giving Programs

    The Red Cross responds to more than 70,000 disasters every year. Annual Giving and Recognition Programs at all levels of financial support help the Red Cross respond at a moment’s notice wherever and whenever disaster strikes.

    Cause-Related Marketing

    Research shows that consumers are increasingly interested in seeing businesses incorporate cause affiliations with their entire organization, from products they sell to employee involvement. Cause marketing partnerships help the Red Cross share its mission with a variety of audiences and align companies with the most trusted humanitarian organization in the world. Examples of cause marketing include customer donation programs, percent of sales donations, co-branding and product licensing.

    Host a Blood Drive

    Every two seconds, someone in America needs blood. The Red Cross provides more than 40 percent of our nation’s demand for blood and blood products. Your company can help fulfill the need by hosting blood drives and encouraging employees and customers to donate their lifesaving blood.

    Support Regional Programs:

  • Team Firestoppers – Fire preparedness and prevention initiative focusing on high-risk neighborhoods
  • Financial Assistance to Veterans – Providing emergency assistance when no other source is available