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Foundation Relations

The Foundation Relations team connects ambition with achievement. We help match proposals with funders’ preferences by guiding proposal development and submission. Our aim is to nurture relationships among administrators, deans, faculty, colleges and funders that spark innovation, drive research and empower positive change through MSU. This page will help you explore the unique roles and focus of each team member.

If you’re interested in setting up an introductory call to learn more about opportunities, please contact Chery Moran at


Adam Kingston

adam kingston

Senior Director, Foundation Relations

(517) 884-1045


  • Manages Foundation Relations team
  • National-level foundations
  • Large legacy foundations
Larry Wallach

larry wallach

Associate Director, Foundation Relations

(517) 884-1087


  • Family foundations within Michigan
  • Select group of national-level foundations
Melissa Anderson

melissa anderson

Associate Director, Foundation Relations

(517) 884-1049


  • Private, community and family foundations with a focus on annual awards and competitions
  • Collaborates with Office of Institutionally Limited Proposals
Chery Moran

Chery Moran

Administrative Assistant

(517) 884-1039