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Nonprofit hires director of development

December 21, 2018
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Amy Stockero
Amy Stockero. Courtesy Humane Society of West Michigan

A local nonprofit focused on caring for animals has named its new director of development.

The Grand Rapids-based Humane Society of West Michigan said this week it hired Amy Stockero for the role.

The position is "critical" to the organization, which relies exclusively on donations.

Stockero will be responsible for growing the support of the Humane Society through donor relations and annual events, as well as continuing to improve donor and volunteer communication and outreach.

“As we continue to find new and exciting ways to engage with our community and donors, we are excited to welcome someone like Amy to our team,” said Trudy Ender, executive director, Humane Society of West Michigan.

“She has extensive experience, especially in the greater Grand Rapids area, and we are excited to see what relationships and new ideas she can bring in 2019 and beyond.”

Stockero brings more than six years of fund development and community experience to the nonprofit.

Most recently, Stockero was the assistant director of annual giving at Grand Valley State University.

Previously, she has worked for the Grand Rapids Public Museum, including as its annual fund director, as well as at WGVU Public Media and the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.

She holds a B.A. in political science from Central Michigan University and a master’s degree in public administration from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey in California.

“I have a passion for West Michigan as well as animal welfare,” Stockero said. “I am a long-time supporter of Humane Society West Michigan, and I look forward to the opportunity to work with an organization that helps animals find their forever families and connecting families with an animal whose love will enrich their lives.”

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