Douglas Manigault III, Director-Consumer and Foundation Philanthropy, The Children’s Center
Douglas is an experienced relationship manager and program leader with nearly 10-years of experience in nonprofit and higher education institutions. For nearly three years at The Children’s Center, Douglas has overseen all public grant and foundation relationships as well as grants management (i.e. prospecting, application and implementation, as well as stewardship and reporting); in addition, Douglas provides strategic direction and oversight to the Enrichment Services program. In the last four years, Douglas has raised over $4 million, and he enjoys most the fast-paced, on-the-edge nature of donor engagement, proposal writing, and stewardship as a fundraiser. Douglas is a native of Metro-Detroit, a two-time graduate of The University of Michigan, and a Board Member for Urban Neighborhood Initiatives in Detroit, MI.
Marletta M. Boyd II, Director-Individual Philanthropy, The Children’s Center
Marletta has been with The Children’s Center for over 6 years and is responsible for the development and execution of strategies surrounding individual and foundation engagement and financial support, which includes gift development, donor stewardship, multiyear giving program management, and the grants lifecycle. Prior to relocating back to her hometown of Detroit, Marletta worked for Microsoft Corporation in Seattle Washington as a Finance Manager. In addition to providing financial leadership for business groups that accounted for multimillions across 40 countries, Marletta was responsible for diversity efforts to recruit, retain, and grow women and underrepresented minorities in the Finance discipline, and worked directly on Microsoft’s $90M charitable employee giving campaign. Marletta currently sits on the boards of the Detroit Economic Club Young Leaders and Purposeful Youth International, and is a recent Detroit Regional Chamber Leadership Detroit XXXVII graduate.
Kapria Jenkins Morrell, Director-Corporate Philanthropy, The Children’s Center
Kapria has more than 15 years of experience in philanthropy, PR and marketing. She likes to call herself a strategist, influencer and change agent. But her true super power is bringing ideas and people together to create social impact. In her current role as Director of Corporate Philanthropy, Kapria gets the privilege of aligning corporations’ greatest capital (people, time and money) with the needs of the children and families at The Children’s Center. Kapria’s responsibilities also include developing and executing strategies to increase fundraising efforts through event sponsorships, programmatic funding, volunteer engagement, and faith-based giving. Prior to transitioning to the nonprofit sector in 2013, Kapria worked in Detroit city government as a Communications Director and iHeartMedia as an Executive Producer and On-Air Host. Currently, Kapria serves as a mentor with the AFP, MI Greater Detroit Mentorship program and is active in ministry at Mosaic Midtown Church.
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May is LEAVE A LEGACY Month
Official proclamations from the Governor's office were discontinued in 2020 due to COVID. However, we proceeded with May as our LEAVE A LEGACY month. The 2020 radio campaign ran for 6 weekends (beginning May 1st) on WWJ (AM 950) and WJR (AM 760).
Development Day -- RESCHEDULED to June 2, 2021
Development Day has been rescheduled to June 2, 2021. We look forward to seeing you all next June. We will monitor the COVID-19 crisis and provide updates as more information becomes available.