Rev. Rick Kress, ACFRE, Principal, Kress Consulting, est. 2002. His firm specializes in major/planned gifts, governance, and executive management for nonprofits, primarily healthcare, education, and social services. This is a summary of Rick's career before 2002.
President, Providence Health Foundation, and Vice President of Development & Volunteer Services, Providence Hospital and Medical Centers, Southfield/Novi – a Top 100 Hospital and Top 15 Major Teaching Hospital
Vice President of Development & Public/Church Relations, Lutheran Social Services of Michigan (now Samaritas), Detroit – Crain’s Detroit Business’s Best Managed Nonprofit Award winner
Vice President of Development, William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak/Troy– a Top 100 Hospital and Top 15 Major Teaching Hospital; and
President, Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), Greater Detroit Chapter.
· Rick Kress is one of 100 people in the world with the Advanced Certified Fundraising Executive (ACFRE), conferred by the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), the largest international association of philanthropy professionals. He was ordained as clergy in the Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) in 1981, and continues in that role as a bi-vocational ecumenical minister.
· Rick has spoken to hundreds of international, national, regional, and local organizations. He has served as chairman of five nonprofit Boards. Rick currently resides in Shelby Township, Michigan.
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