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Faith-based nonprofit names advancement officer

April 26, 2016
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Alison Lisiak
Alison Lisiak. Courtesy Wedgwood Christian Services

A woman with more than 15 years of experience is the new advancement officer at a faith-based nonprofit in town.

Wedgwood Christian Services in Grand Rapids said this month that Alison Lisiak has been named to the role.

She has served as the advancement specialist at Wedgwood for more than five years.

The role

Lisiak will be responsible for maintaining and deepening philanthropic support for the organization by informing current donors of Wedgwood’s services.

“We have so many wonderful supporters,” Lisiak said. “I’m looking forward to establishing a more open dialogue with them about Wedgwood and how their support is transforming the lives of children and families in our community.”

Wedgwood’s Chief Advancement Officer Vivian TerMaat said the nonprofit is “thrilled” to have Lisiak “stepping in to this role.”

“She has always been a superb advocate for our agency, and now she will have even more opportunities to share our mission of transforming lives,” TerMaat said.

Lisiak’s background

Lisiak joined Wedgwood in 2011 in the advancement specialist role.

Previously, Lisiak was a sales service representative and major project leader at Steelcase for 10 years.

Lisiak serves on the Middle School Support Committee at Ada Christian School, and she was a Purepay Committee Member for Ada Christian School for six years, as well as a Cornerstone Church coordinator for the Interfaith Hospitality Network.

She holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration and marketing from Davenport University.


Wedgwood Christian Services helps hurting children and families tackle their problems: physical, substance and sexual abuse; sex trafficking of minors; teen pregnancy; school expulsions; autism treatment; and more.

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