Doug Bitonti Stewart

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.

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

Building Bridges: A Conversation with NCFP’s New Fellows on Racial Equity

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)