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Events | September 27, 2023
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Creating + Cultivating Corporate Partnerships

Panel + Networking for Nonprofits hosted by Kennari Consulting

Wednesday, September 27
8:30 - 10:00 a.m. 

ICCF Community Homes/415 Franklin Community Space 
415 Martin Luther King Blvd SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49507

Open to the public, the “Creating + Cultivating Corporate Partnerships” event will showcase a panel discussion where special guests will share how their companies approach corporate philanthropy. This will be a unique look at what motivates companies to give and how to build meaningful donor partnerships.

The event will feature a guided panel discussion, an open Q&A and small group conversation led by various local corporate giving representatives.

Warner Norcross + Judd LLP’s Community Relations Manager Courtney Failer will share her insight into corporate and social giving initiatives from a law firm’s perspective. In her role at Warner, Courtney drives positive change and engagement by overseeing sponsorships, philanthropy and community initiatives. She champions diversity by serving on the firm’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Action Committee, leads LGBTQIA+ empowerment as chair of the Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce OutPro Council and amplifies social impact through leadership roles in the State of Michigan’s Corporate Social Impact Network. A graduate of the Institute for Corporate Social Responsibility, Courtney’s commitment to learning and leadership has earned her several community recognitions and honors.

Due to the individualized, small group component of this program, space is limited. To make as much room for every organization as possible, please limit attendance per organization to one person.

Guest panelists include:

  • Courtney Failer, Community Relations Manager | Warner Norcross + Judd LLP
  • Alexis Reame, Client & Community Relations Assistant Director | PNC Bank
  • Lindsey Tilley, Supervisor of Corporate Social Responsibility | Amway Corporation

Other featured representatives:

  • Trudy Ngo-Brown, Program Officer | Steelcase Foundation
  • Kim Koeman, Global Manager of Social Innovation |Steelcase
  • Nate Henschel, Community Affairs Manager | Consumers Energy

For more information and to register for the event, click here.

Courtney Failer, Community Relations Manager