Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation Names Doug Ferrick as Chief Development Officer


Contact: Jill Nelson
Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation


DETROIT, August 24, 2018 – The Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation (CHMF) is pleased to announce Doug Ferrick as Chief Development Officer.

Doug will be responsible for directing the Foundation’s fundraising efforts and enhancing the organization’s charitable relationships with individuals, corporations and foundations.

“Doug’s experience with several key organizations in the community will bring great value to our fundraising efforts,” said Lawrence J. Burns, President & CEO of CHMF. “Doug’s leadership will be a major asset as we continue to evolve into a community foundation for children. I look forward to the Foundation benefiting from his knowledge and energy.”

Ferrick brings more than 20 years of experience in strategic fund development, team building and management to the Foundation. He most recently served as the Vice President of Donor Relations with the United Way for Southeastern Michigan. Prior to his work for the United way, Ferrick served as the Chief Development Officer and Capital Campaign Director for the Children’s Center of Wayne County. He also has worked for Matrix Human Services / Barat Child and Family Services in Detroit.

“I have spent much of my career dedicated to advocating for children,” said Ferrick. “I am eager to join the Foundation’s team and utilize my leadership skills to take their fundraising to the next level.”

Ferrick earned a bachelor’s degree in public relations and marketing from Eastern Michigan University. He also has a master’s degree in nonprofit organizations from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. He is currently project chair for the Belle Isle Conservatory.


About the Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation

Established in 2003, Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation is the state’s largest funder dedicated solely to advancing the health and wellness of the children of Michigan. Through funding and advocacy dedicated to three core pillars – Community Benefit, Pediatric Research and Medical Education – the Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation enables researchers and community organizations to identify and implement innovations capable of advancing children’s health.  Since 2011 we have provided more than 48 million in grant funding.  Our current areas of focus include mental health, nutritional wellness, abuse and neglect, oncology and cardiology research and injury prevention.

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