Detroit, MI, December 16, 2009 --(PR.com
)-- The Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan (www.cfsem.org) recently promoted Susanna M. Weckerle to program officer. Weckerle will provide guidance and a broad range of expertise in support of the grantmaking, special projects and educational programs of the Community Foundation. She will continue to support the Foundation’s role in developing greenways and livable communities in southeast Michigan.
Weckerle joined the Community Foundation in December 2006 as program associate in the community investment department, particularly supporting the GreenWays Initiative.
Prior to joining the Community Foundation, Weckerle served as project manager for the Center for Urban Studies’ Evaluation Research Unit at Wayne State University.
In 2008, Weckerle was part of the inaugural class of the PLACES (Professionals Learning About Community, Equity, and Smart Growth) program, a national leadership development program designed for emerging professionals in philanthropy.
Weckerle holds a master’s degree in urban planning from Wayne State University. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish and comparative literature from the University of Michigan.
The Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan is a permanent community endowment built by gifts from thousands of individuals and organizations committed to the future of southeast Michigan. The Foundation works to improve the region’s quality of life by connecting those who care with causes that matter. 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 more than $390 million through more than 34,000 grants to nonprofit organizations throughout Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, Monroe, Washtenaw, St. Clair and Livingston counties. For more information, please visit www.cfsem.org.