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:

  • Judy Muhn - Detroit Office (313) 494.2882 or
  • Susan Urban - Detorit Officer (313) 833.2690 or
  • Sean Williams – Saginaw Office (989) 754-8181 ext 7216
  • Tonya Frisbey – Lansing Office (517) 702-3328
  • Terry Hickey – Lansing Office (Tiffany Circle) (517) 702-3325
  • Kim Baker – Traverse City Office(231) 947-7286 ext 7423
  • Lesli Davis Clarke – Kalamazoo/Berrien Office (269) 556-9616 ext 326
  • Joe Corrado – Grand Rapids Office (616) 456-8661 ext 8989
  • 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. Last year in Southeast Michigan, we responded to over 1,160 local disasters and provided assistance to nearly 1,500 families. 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. In Southeast Michigan, the Red Cross provides 95 percent of hospital 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—a fire preparedness and prevention initiative focusing on high-risk neighborhoods
  • Financial Assistance to Veterans—a program that provides emergency assistance when no other source is available.
  • Boots to Business—a program that assists veterans to secure employment
  • Nurse Assistant Training—a state-certified program leading to entry-level careers in health care
  • Sponsor Special Events

  • Red Cross Ball—the annual gala of the Washtenaw-Lenawee Chapter
  • Swim-A-Cross Plus—a series of sporting events that engage local athletes to raise funds for life-saving Red Cross programs throughout Southeast Michigan
  • 100th Anniversary Celebration—an April 2015 celebration for the Monroe County Chapter