Vice President for Philanthropy
(734) 663-0401 x12
With more than 20 years’ experience in the nonprofit sector in marketing communications, development, and fundraising research and instruction, Shelley is dedicated to helping other people discover the joy in philanthropy and community engagement. Having been recruited back to her native Michigan to create and deliver educational programs for development staff and undergraduates at U-M, including the Development Summer Internship Program (D-SIP) curriculum, Dr. Strickland and her family fell in love with the community and decided to make it home. As the Vice President for Philanthropy, Shelley works with professional advisors as well as both current and potential donors to find creative solutions to achieve giving goals and objectives that result in win-win-win outcomes.
What is your favorite thing to do in Washtenaw County?
With a PGA teaching pro husband and a son with tour ambitions, it’s hard not to say enjoying the many amazing golf courses our county has to offer!
What I can help you with:
Making a gift to AAACF or establishing a new fund—talking through options and working with your accountants, estate planning attorneys, or financial advisors
- Leaving your legacy for Washtenaw County with a planned gift through your estate
- Helping to define what philanthropy means to you and your family
- Conversations about how you can be a part of our Washtenaw County impact