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Fundraiser Kerry Burke Joins St. Vincent and Sarah Fisher Center

Fundraiser Kerry Burke Joins St. Vincent and Sarah Fisher Center


DETROIT, Feb 28, 2019 – St. Vincent and Sarah Fisher Center (SVSF) has hired fundraising professional Kerry Burke to help expand individual and corporate support for the Center.

With 20 years of experience, Burke has done everything from event planning to corporate sponsorships, but her main expertise is fundraising. She is personally committed to helping people match their individual passions and support to causes they believe in.

“Fundraising is a human endeavor,” said Burke. “It’s reaching out on a human-to-human level and asking for support.”

Burke joined SVSF, a nonprofit dedicated to helping students reach their full potential by providing the education needed to move them towards meaningful employment or college, out of a desire to work for an organization that makes a significant difference in the local community. She cites being able to see the results for SVSF students as one of her favorite parts of working with the Center.

In her position as Manager of Individual & Corporate Giving, Burke will be responsible for meeting with donors, getting to know current supporters and developing connections to new ones. She will be inviting donors to SVSF for tours and making sure that new donors can find reasons to contribute that align with their charitable objectives.

“We’re thrilled to have Kerry on our team,” said Diane Renaud, Executive Director/CEO of SVSF. “Her experience and passion will be an invaluable asset to us and the students we serve.”

About St. Vincent and Sarah Fisher Center

St. Vincent and Sarah Fisher Center began in 1844 as St. Vincent’s Academy in Detroit, a kindergarten for orphaned children. Now celebrating its 175th year, the organization has grown and evolved, which included a move to Farmington Hills before coming back to its roots in Detroit. Although it closed its residential doors in 2006, it still continues to fulfill its mission of serving at-risk families by providing free, personalized educational support for children and adults. These programs are designed to help build self-sufficiency skills for academic and employment success, personal achievement and dignity. Visit to learn more.

Contact Info
Sue Voyles
16800 Trinity
Detroit, MI 48219-3968

Phone: (734) 667-2005