Michigan Women Forward hires VP of fund development

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Kristin Rahn-Tiemeyer. Courtesy Michigan Women Forward

A women’s community development organization hired a fundraising leader for its West Michigan branch.

Michigan Women Forward (MWF) — which has locations in Detroit, Lansing and Grand Rapids — said Wednesday, Dec. 8, it hired Kristin Rahn-Tiemeyer for the new role of vice president of fund development.

Rahn-Tiemeyer is responsible for the overall management of all aspects of fundraising, event sponsorship and development activities for West Michigan, including the Grand Rapids, Lansing and Kalamazoo metropolitan areas.

“The Michigan Women Forward team needs a leader to develop and maintain strong local relationships in the community. Kristin is that person,” said Carolyn Cassin, MWF president and CEO. “We expect her to bring great opportunity to not only MWF and its stakeholders, but to the West Michigan ecosystem of women we serve.”

Rahn-Tiemeyer has more than 12 years of experience in nonprofit fund development, communications and strategy. Before joining MWF, she worked as the development director for United Methodist Community House in Grand Rapids.

She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in interior design from Western Michigan University and a Master of Public Administration in nonprofit management and leadership from Grand Valley State University. She also holds a professional certificate in community and neighborhood revitalization from NeighborWorks America.

Michigan Women Forward

Founded in 1986 by 20 visionaries who conceived of an organization that would encourage women to play an active role in philanthropy and governance, MWF is a community development organization with a mission to expand economic opportunity, empower the next generation, and celebrate and honor the accomplishments of Michigan women.

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