Susan Froelich named senior development officer at the Ecology Center
Brings years of experience in non-profit fundraising
Susan Froelich brings life-long connections in the Ann Arbor community and years of fundraising experience to her new role as senior development officer at the Ecology Center.
Froelich is probably best known in the community for her dozen years, from 1986 to 1997, as executive director of the Ann Arbor Street Art Fair, which is consistently ranked as one of the top ten art fairs in the country.
She also served as executive director of the Washtenaw Council for the Arts and the Plymouth Community Arts Council.
“I spent 20 years in the non-profit art world before going to work at the University of Michigan for 13 years, ten of them in major gift fundraising,” she says.
At U-M, Froelich was senior major gifts officer and associate director of development at the Cancer Center; director of development and external relations at the Museum of Art; and associate regional director for eastern states in the Office of the Vice President for Development.
In her first position at the University, Froelich served as associate director for state outreach in the Office of the Vice President for Government Relations where she launched the university’s popular and award-winning “Michigan Road Scholars” program, which introduces U-M faculty members to issues and communities around the state on an annual bus tour.
At the Ecology Center, Froelich is enjoying getting better acquainted with the organization and its supporters.
“As a native of Ann Arbor, I’ve long been aware of the Ecology Center, of course,” she says. “But I really love learning more specifics about the amazing work being done here, and I’m looking forward to playing an important role to support that work.”
EcoLink — February 2013 Ecolink An online publication of the Ecology Center