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Doug Bitonti Stewart

Doug Bitonti Stewart is the first Executive Director of the Max M. & Marjorie S. Fisher Foundation in Detroit, Mich.

Prior to assuming that role in 2007, Doug had served organizations such as Michigan State University, Michigan Nonprofit Management Institute, the Arthritis Foundation, Children’s Hospital of Michigan and as Director of Development for Children’s and Women’s Health at the University of Michigan Health System.

Doug serves the philanthropic field and social impact sector through his work on the CEO Advisory Board of the National Center for Family Philanthropy, the Committee to Transform Michigan Philanthropy through Diversity and Inclusion of the Council of Michigan Foundations, and Development Summer Internship Advisory Board at the University of Michigan where he also served as a guest lecturer in the Org Studies program.

He serves on the boards of the Jewish Funders Network; Excellent Schools Detroit; is immediate past chair of The League Michigan, an organization promoting youth service and leadership throughout Michigan; and served on the 2014 and 2015 American Express NGen Leadership Award Selection Committee.

He earned his Master of Business Administration from the Max M. Fisher College of Business at The Ohio State University and holds an undergraduate degree in Finance from Michigan State University.

NCFP Blog Posts by Doug

Impact Investing and the Development Professional: Learning to Ride the Wave (from Advancing Philanthropy, Fall 2017)

Success Like This Could Hit the Small Time: Replicating a Global Philanthropic Networking Model in Detroit

Gratitude and humility in philanthropy; from a story, to a value, to action

Aligning your external mission with your family’s values

Why is it important to have an internal mission that is separate and distinct from an external mission?

On the Ground Report from the Center for Effective Philanthropy Conference in Detroit

NCFP Webinars Featuring Doug

Trends in Family Philanthropy: A Conversation with NCFP Fellows Katherine Lorenz and Doug Bitonti Stewart (December 2016)

Balancing internal vs. external missions in family philanthropy (May 2015)

Performance review: Evaluating the family foundation CEO (September 2012)