Richerd Winton joined the William Davidson Foundation in 2017 as its grants management associate. He produces reports on the composition of grants in the pipeline and by portfolio, conducts research on prospective grantees, and ensures the timely submission and review of grant reports — all in support of the Foundation’s grant stewardship efforts. Rich also oversees the grantmaking process for director discretionary grants and employee matching gifts.
For three years, Rich served as program assistant for Goldman Sachs’ 10,000 Small Businesses program at Wayne State University. There he helped develop and managed the selection process for participants, tracked program metrics, and supported day-to-day operations. Prior to that, he served as operations office assistant at the Skillman Foundation. He also founded and operates his own small business, Rocket Promotions, a marketing and promotional-products firm.
Rich volunteers with Gleaners Community Food Bank, mentors high school students through College Prep in Detroit, and participates in the Detroit Riverfront Conservancy’s Community Advisory Team for the West Riverfront Park.
A graduate of Western Michigan University, he earned his bachelor of business administration at its Haworth College of Business. He currently is participating in the Council of Michigan Foundations’ mentoring program for emerging leaders in philanthropy.
Rich resides in Detroit with his dog, a Basenji named Ralph.
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