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 moranc@msu.edu.

OUR TEAM

Adam Kingston

adam kingston

Senior Director, Foundation Relations

kingsto9@msu.edu

(517) 884-1045

Focus:

  • University initiatives and big ideas
  • National legacy foundations
Larry Wallach

larry wallach

Associate Director, Foundation Relations

wallach@msu.edu

(517) 884-1087

Focus:

  • Michigan-based private, community and family foundations
  • Select group of national level foundations
Melissa Anderson

melissa anderson

Associate Director, Foundation Relations

ande2476@msu.edu

(517) 884-1049

Focus

  • National foundations
  • Annual awards and competitions
  • Institutionally limited proposals
Allison Jones

ALLISON JONES

Assistant Director, International Corporate and Foundation Relations

jonesa70@msu.edu

(517) 353-6991

FOCUS

  • Private foundations that give internationally
  • Foundations based outside the U.S.
Melissa Anderson

JENNIFER JENNINGS

College of Engineering, CFR

jjenning@msu.edu

(517) 355-8339

Focus

  • Works to build relationships and seek funding from corporations and foundations for the College of Engineering
Chery Moran

Chery Moran

Administrative Assistant

moranc@msu.edu

(517) 884-1039