Michigan Women Forward, a community development organization that encourages women to play an active role in philanthropy and governance based in Grand Rapids, announced the hiring of Natalie Hall as its first chief development and program officer.
In her new role, she will lead programming, including Michigan Women’s Historical Center and Hall of Fame, girls’ leadership programs, as well as development, marketing and communications throughout the state.
“We hired Natalie to join the Michigan Women Forward team because she is a strategic leader who will provide statewide leadership to our fundraising and programs,” says Carolyn Cassin, president and CEO of MWF. “As the first ever chief development and program officer, she plays a crucial role in the support and empowerment of Michigan women and girls.”
Hall has more than 20 years of experience in business development and communications. Before joining MWF, she worked as the development director for Grand Rapids Children’s Museum. Hall is a member of several community groups including Jack and Jill of America, United Way, Grand Rapid’s Student Advancement Foundation, Women’s Resource Center, and Giving Circle.
Hall earned a bachelor’s degree in public relations from Clark Atlanta University.