Lisa A. Dancsok Named Vice President, Marketing and Communications at Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan

August 2, 2016

Experienced Exec Brings Background in Philanthropy, Economic Development and Branding to Southeast Michigan’s Largest Regional Grantmaker

DETROIT – The Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan has appointed Lisa A. Dancsok vice president, marketing and communications. She comes to the Foundation from Rock Ventures, where she served as vice president, corporate philanthropy, marketing and communications. In that role, Dancsok created and implemented the “Opportunity Detroit” marketing campaign, oversaw Rock Venture’s philanthropy program and helped launch the Detroit Homecoming program with Crain’s Communications, among other accomplishments.

Dancsok’s background includes the creation and implementation of the award-winning “Pure Michigan” campaign for the State of Michigan while serving as senior vice president – marketing and legislative affairs at the Michigan Economic Development Corporation. Prior to that, she served as managing partner of D&D advisors and held senior level positions at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan.

“We are pleased to welcome Lisa to the Community Foundation at an exciting time in our history,” said Mariam C. Noland, founding president of the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan. “Although we are a relatively young organizations, we have grown to be among the nation’s largest community foundations. Our communications program not only supports the work of our donors and grantees, it also helps advance issues and ideas we care about—such as greenways, early childhood education and economic development. Lisa’s expertise will add to our ability to have an impact and tell the story of the great things that are happening in our region.”

Dancsok’s civic leadership includes service on the boards of Delta Dental of Michigan, Renaissance Health Services, Inforum, and Michigan State University’s Eli Broad Alumni Board and on the the Knight Foundation’s Detroit Advisory Committee and the customer advisory board of the Detroit Metro Convention and Visitors Bureau.  She holds an executive master’s of business administration and a bachelor of arts in advertising, both from Michigan State University.

The Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan is a full-service philanthropic organization leading the way to positive change in our region. As a permanent community endowment built by gifts from thousands of individuals and organizations, the Foundation supports a wide variety of activities benefiting education, arts and culture, health, human services, community development and civic affairs.  Since its inception, the Foundation has distributed nearly $843 million through more than 57,000 grants to nonprofit organizations throughout Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, Monroe, Washtenaw, St. Clair and Livingston counties.  For more information, please visit www.cfsem.org.

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CONTACTS:

Karen Chassin, Director of Communications, Community Foundation, 313.961.6675 kchassin@cfsem.org