Andy Boschma has been named to Ann Arbor’s National Kidney Foundation of Michigan volunteer board of directors. He served on the board from 2005-2018 and rotated off in 2018 due to term limits. He was elected to serve as a director and treasurer of the board for a second time.
Boschma replaces term-limited treasurer Andrew Hopper. He first served four years as treasurer and then became vice chair in 2010. In 2012, he was elected chair. Chairs generally serve for two years, but the board had an unexpected vacancy in leadership and asked Boschma to serve an additional term.
His first exposure to kidney disease was in 1997 when he donated a kidney to a bowling acquaintance who had been on dialysis for three years while waiting for a transplant. He began volunteering with the foundation’s Kidney Golf Classic 19 years ago. His fundraising skills have garnered several large contributions to the foundation.
Boschma is CFO for MKM Ventures in Plymouth. He was previously tax director for Domino’s and CFO for Weight Watchers of Western Michigan. He was born in Detroit, grew up in Royal Oak, and earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Michigan.
“We never let Mr. Boschma get very far away,” says Linda Smith-Wheelock, president and CEO of the foundation. “His history with the foundation, his connections, and his wealth of experience is of great value to all his colleagues on the board. Plus, he has been intimately involved with a facet of our mission that not everyone shares — his kidney donation.”
The foundation’s goal is to prevent kidney disease and improve quality of life for those living with it.