Michele Suchovsky

With more than 15 years of experience in nonprofit leadership, Michele Suchovsky has attended and hosted more special events than she can count. As the executive director of Artists Creating Together, or ACT, from 2003-2013, Suchovsky led a team that provided arts programming to students of all abilities across West Michigan. In 2013, she became executive director of the Grand Rapids Student Advancement Foundation, or SAF. As the foundation for Grand Rapids Public Schools, SAF raises resources and support for the district’s more than 17,000 students to learn, grow and thrive.


The business of doing good

September 30, 2016
Just over 2.1 percent of gross domestic product — or $354 billion — was donated to charity in the U.S., according to 2014 estimates. And the stakes for nonprofits are higher than ever. Read More

Are fundraising events worth the effort?

June 30, 2016
Spring in Grand Rapids is a busy time with a never-ending whirlwind of lunches, galas, auctions and golf outings. Businesses sort through dozens of sponsorship requests, invites and donor asks, while volunteers spend hundreds of hours planning, securing donations and hosting. Read More