Program - Rick Robinson, Executive Director
Michigan Campaign Finance Network
Big Money Dominates Michigan Politics
January 15, 2016
Rich Robinson has worked for the public purpose throughout his career beginning as a Peace Corps volunteer. He has been Executive Director of the nonpartisan Michigan Campaign Finance Network Since 2001.
The Michigan Campaign Finance Network is a nonpartisan, nonprofit coalition of organizations and individuals concerned about the influence of money in politics and the need for campaign finance reform in Michigan.
Rich has a BS, MA and Master of Public Policy from the University of Michigan. He is a native of Sault Ste. Marie.
Discussion - Rob Boyle, Executive Director
Furniture Bank of Southeast Michigan
Furnishing Foundations for Successful Lives and its Challenges
Robert (Rob) Boyle led the turnaround of the Furniture Bank of Southeastern Michigan by embracing for-profit principals and nonprofit best practices. He will discuss the challenges of running a charity organization in a changing economy, as well as the Furniture Bank’s important mission of providing beds and furniture to local children and families in need.
Rob is recognized as an expert in his field, previously serving on the Leadership Team of the Furniture Bank Association of North America. In his ten-year tenure with the Furniture Bank, the organization has provided 12,000 families with more than 50,000 items of furniture.
January 22, 2016
David Goldstein, Anthropologist, National Park Service
Finding Our Park, Detroit & the NPS
George Stern, SMC Past President
The Greenwood Cemetery
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