Doug Bitonti Stewart has dedicated his career to philanthropy serving 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.
In early 2007, Doug became the first executive director of the Max M. & Marjorie S. Fisher Foundation. In his position Doug has the privilege of helping the Fisher family further their philanthropic legacy by working with partners making the most meaningful shared impact to strengthen and empower children and families in need.
While dedicating time to finding and instilling a new name for the sector and changemakers he’s dedicated his career to, Doug is a member of a number of for-impact (one possible name for the sector to reflect its chief aim, as opposed to what it is not) boards including the International Jewish Funders Network; Grow Detroit’s Youth Talent summer jobs initiative, is past chair of The League Michigan of the Michigan Nonprofit Association; Impact Squared Advisory Committee; and the 2014 - 2016 American Express NGen Leadership Award Selection Committees.
Doug further serves the for-impact sector on the advisory committee for the newly launched Israel Center for Family Philanthropy, as an Inaugural Fellow at the National Center for Family Philanthropy and will co-chair the organization’s 20th anniversary conference with Allison Sparks in October of 2109. Doug is grateful to also serve as a guest lecturer in the Org Studies program and the Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan and in the Principled Leadership Initiative at Ohio State University.
In 2014, twenty-two years after receiving his undergraduate degree in Finance from Michigan State University, Doug graduated Summa Cum Laude with an MBA from The Max M. Fisher College of Business at Ohio State University.