Blood Cancer Foundation of Michigan Names New Director of Development

Ann LeWalk Courtesy of BCFM
Courtesy of BCFM

The Blood Cancer Foundation of Michigan (BCFM) in Farmington Hills has hired Ann Biscup LeWalk as its new director of development.

“We are thrilled to have Ann join our team as we continue our 70+ year journey, supporting blood cancer patients and families in Michigan,” says Heidi Grix, president and CEO of the BCFM. “Her expertise and experience will assist us in ensuring that no patient is ever turned away, and that our constituency has the best support possible throughout their cancer journey.”

LeWalk brings extensive non-profit experience to the organization, previously working with the bleeding disorders community for more than 20 years. In her new role, she will serve as a key leadership team member and an active strategic partner in decisions affecting the children, adults and families served by the BCFM.

She is responsible for all fundraising and development activities; developing a comprehensive plan for key external alliances; and cultivating individual, corporate, and institutional philanthropic support.

“My years of non-profit experience have taught me the importance of meeting people where they are and walking along with them,” says LeWalk. “I was drawn to BCFM because the organization’s mission is to do just that: support patients and families as they navigate this experience. I am inspired by BCFM’s 70 years of providing financial, social, and emotional support and look forward to contributing to sustaining the organization for many more years.”

She earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan and master’s degree from Wayne State University.