Detroit Philanthropy has proudly worked with a number of nonprofit, corporate and foundation clients.  Here's what just a few of them have to say about our services.


Britt Perrotta Sommerfield Trust

Working with Detroit Philanthropy helped our organization create a clear path to achieve our goals.  They were a wealth of knowledge in the charitable industry and helped us make connections that would enable us to implement our philanthropic strategies.  They also made sure we had the tools we needed to stay on target and achieve our overall goals.   I would recommend them to anyone and everyone with philanthropic or charitable giving needs and questions.  They are 100% a value add! 

Cara Gardner, Trustee


Easterseals Michigan

In 2019 we invited Detroit Philanthropy to our Board of Directors meeting to present the donor cycle and the role board members can play in assisting with achieving the organization's fundraising goals. They explained how to find good prospects, ways to engage in fundraising and many tips for success. The Board members walked away with a much greater understanding of the various elements involved in the fundraising process and more prepared to partner with the development staff on upcoming fundraising events and activities. The tools learned in this presentation contributed to a very successful donor cultivation event this fall with many board members' engagement and support.

Brett Wirth, President/CEO


NFL Alumni Detroit Chapter

Detroit Philanthropy provided great services in planning, coordinating, and procuring sponsors for the NFL Alumni Detroit Chapter Annual Charity Golf Classic.  With their help, we were able to increase donations from previous years, grow our brand, and achieve greater recognition within the charitable community. We look forward to continuing to work with them to grow the golf outing as well as adding other strategies to increase our overall fundraising efforts. I would highly recommend any organization looking to create a professional, well-run event and/or looking to grow donations, consider utilizing Detroit Philanthropy’s services.

Pete Chryplewicz, President


Pediatric Retinal Research Foundation

Detroit Philanthropy was able to lead our President and our Board through the year-end campaign process with both an eye on strategy and efficiency.  By recommending ways to effectively convey our message and by keeping our team focused under a tight deadline, we were able to triple what we raised the previous year.  Those funds allowed us to purchase critical equipment for our research efforts.

Kelli Mathew, Board Member


Playworks Michigan

We hired Detroit Philanthropy to organize our development plan for the year, assist with our annual fundraising event, and provide advice on our overall development operations.  Rachel's experience and expertise, her timeliness and availability, and her willingness to support our efforts in the best way possible allowed us to develop a clear vision on how to achieve our goals.  As a result, we raised more money for our organization. 

Angela Rogensues, Executive Director


Sanctum House

Detroit Philanthropy has given us the direction and assistance we need to help build our fundraising department. As a relatively new nonprofit, we hired them to help us build a fundraising infrastructure, which would support our short- and long-term goals. Over the last year, I have found Detroit Philanthropy easy to work with and am pleased with the growth we are making. Rachel keeps us focused on the work that needs to be done to achieve our goals and I believe we will continue to grow under Rachel’s tutelage.   

Edee Franklin, Founder and President

Trion Solutions

It's always is helpful to achieve an outside perspective from a company with Detroit Philanthropy’s vast experience and involvement in the non-profit community. Rachel provided Trion some strong ideas and insights that were helpful in shaping our marketing, public relations and community-relations plan for the upcoming year. And, we enjoyed working with her.

Jeff Caponigro, Executive Vice President Communications and Chief Marketing Officer


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