The Mariam C. Noland Award for Nonprofit Leadership annually recognizes a nonprofit leader whose service to his/her institution exemplifies the importance of personal commitment to philanthropy. The Award also recognizes the importance of nonprofit leadership that influences beyond the confines of the institution served, and affects the larger philanthropic community in a positive way.
2012 Noland Award Winner
Kenneth C. Fischer, president of the University Musical Society (UMS) of the University of Michigan, was awarded the 2012 Mariam C. Noland Award for Nonprofit Leadership at the Community Foundation’s June annual meeting. This annual award recognizes a nonprofit president or CEO in southeast Michigan whose service exemplifies the importance of nonprofit leadership not only to his or her organization, but also to the wider nonprofit community.
Under Fischer’s leadership, UMS has greatly expanded and diversified its arts presentation and education programs and audiences. In addition to deepening the organization’s engagement with area colleges and universities, UMS has created relationships with corporations, arts organizations, area public and private schools, and community organizations. Fischer’s leadership includes serving on the boards of many regional, national, and international nonprofit organizations, including the International Society for the Performing Arts, Chamber Music America, the Cultural Alliance for Southeast Michigan, and Ann Arbor SPARK.
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The First Noland Award Winner
On June 15, 2011, the first Mariam C. Noland Award for Nonprofit Leadership was presented to Susan T. Mosey, president of president of Midtown Detroit, Inc. Fostering the merger of the University Cultural Center Association (UCCA) with the New Center Council in April 2011 is one among many accomplishments for Mosey. Over her 20 years at UCCA, Mosey has launched dozens of projects that have contributed to the revitalization of Midtown Detroit.
Mosey has served as the catalyst for a comprehensive beautification and maintenance program that includes numerous completed redevelopment projects such as the Inn on Ferry Street, as well as numerous residential and commercial projects, park developments and streetscapes. In the last 10 years alone, she has aided the planning and development of $25 million in infrastructure projects, $46 million in commercial projects and $400 million in residential projects in Midtown.
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