Congratulations to Melissa Weisse!

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Melissa Weisse, Leader Dog’s chief philanthropy officer, has been named the President of the Board of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Greater Detroit Chapter!

In her time at Leader Dog, Melissa has raised over $115 million dollars, diversified and grown Leader Dog’s revenue streams and led the successful $14.5 million-dollar capital campaign for the canine development center. She oversees Leader Dog’s philanthropic efforts including major and planned giving, foundation gifts, annual giving, estate giving, donor relations and stewardship and Lions club giving, which encompasses over 4,900 participating clubs nationwide. She has achieved year over year revenue growth and a 40% increase in major gift giving to the organization.

Melissa is a key part of Leader Dog’s success, and we are proud that she can help lead the way for other fundraising professionals in her new position. We are so thankful to have her at the head of the Leader Dog philanthropy team!


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