Elizabeth Sullivan Promoted to Managing Program Director at Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies

Tuesday, February 7, 2017
Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies [MACP] announced that Elizabeth Sullivan has been promoted to Managing Program Director. In this position, Elizabeth will oversee grantmaking in the organization’s Quality of Life domain, along with continuing her oversight of MACP’s Operations function.
Elizabeth joined MACP in 2013 as Director of Operations and Directed Giving. In her expanded role, Elizabeth will oversee the build out of strategies for the Quality of Life domain, which includes grantmaking that supports children, families, and aging adults at vulnerable stages. In her Director of Operations role, Elizabeth will continue her leadership regarding the organization’s grantmaking processes and practices.
“As our grantmaking has expanded over the past several years, Elizabeth has been a valuable leader in many critical areas at the Philanthropies,” remarked Terry Meersman, VP of Programs at MACP. “Her passion for our mission, combined with her rich experience in so many aspects of grantmaking, make her the ideal candidate for this new senior leadership position.”
Prior to joining the Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies, Elizabeth served as Vice President of Community Investment at Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan and held multiple positions at the Kresge Foundation in Troy, Michigan.
About Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies
Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies (MACP) is the umbrella over the grantmaking foundations funded by the late Margaret Cargill: Margaret A. Cargill Foundation and Anne Ray Foundation. In keeping with Ms. Cargill’s direction, MACP provides meaningful support through long-term relationships with strategic grantee partners to make a measurable and sustainable difference on priority problems in seven domains: Environment, Disaster Relief & Recovery, Arts & Cultures, Teachers, Animal Welfare, Quality of Life, and
Legacy & Opportunity. The collective assets of MACP place it among the 10 largest philanthropies in the United States.
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