"Success is a TeamGame"

Dana Loewenstein is an analytic problem-solver. Drawing upon her experience as a trial attorney and success in the non-profit sector, Dana pinpoints and simplifies the complex issues that stand between an organization and its strategic goals.

Nationally recognized, award-winning campus organization focused on serving more than 5,000 Jewish students at 11 Michigan university and college campuses.

Director of Leadership Giving
August 2011 to January 2020

Identified, engaged, and developed strategic relationships with major donors including  board members, corporations, foundations, individuals and alumni. Expanded sustainable and diversified funding support focused on partnerships and collaborations.

Integral member of development team responsible for:

  • Securing largest non-capital commitment in program history
  • Planning, marketing, and executing organization’s largest and most successful fundraiser to date
  • Providing and driving strategic vision for annual giving, events, grant development, and philanthropic engagement strategy

Organization Awards: 2017 Grand Valley Campus Engagement Award, 2016 Hillel International’s Israel Education and Engagement Award,  2016 David Project’s Campus of the Year Award, 2014 Michigan State University Student Life Leadership Award for Outstanding Multicultural and Cross-Cultural Programming, 2013 Best Multicultural Program Award from Grand Valley State University’s Office of Student Life, 2013 The Mandell L. and Madeleine H. Berman Award for Outstanding Professional Service, 2011 Indispensable Campus Partner Award from Hillel: The Foundation for Jewish Campus Life and, the 2010 Michigan State University Student Life Leadership Award for Outstanding Multicultural and Cross-Cultural Programming.

Award-winning PBS member television and radio station serving Southeast Michigan.

Development and Planned Giving Officer
May 2010 to July 2011

Executed strategies to identify and solicit new donors creating sustainable and diversified philanthropic funding bases, including a broad base of supporters, partners, corporations, foundations, and friends. Launched and implemented Legacy Leaders, DPTV’s first Planned Giving and Charitable Annuity initiative. Created gift vehicles, gift acceptance policies, and developed a comprehensive multi-platform marketing plan.  

  • Within first year of planned giving initiative, exceeded Legacy Leaders’ goal by 200%
  • Grew donor base securing more than $100,000 for new program initiatives
  • Expanded relationship with the Jewish Community Center positioning DPTV as a leading partner on 3 of its key initiatives

Development Consultant
November 2008 – April 2010                                                                         

Developed fundraising strategies for targeted initiatives at Detroit Public Television. Identified, solicited, cultivated and stewarded major gift prospects. Developed  collaborations and partnerships with nonprofit organizations, cultural institutions, and family/corporate foundations.

  • Increased financial support for Ready to Learn Literacy Workshop initiative by more than 400%.
  • Program Development Executive for StartupNation: Open for Business, a nationally syndicated television program
  • Raised over $250,000 in new major gifts

Full-service resource development consulting firm specializing in non-profit organizations - major gift development, annual fund, endowment, and capital campaigns, board and leadership development.

Development Consultant
August 2007-November 2008

BIRNKRANT & BIRNKRANT, P.C., Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
Primary litigator for Martindale-Hubbell AV-rated law civil firm specializing in business law, real estate and litigation.

O’CONNELL AND YANNO, P.C., Boston, Massachusetts               
Litigation Attorney
1989 - 1992

Assistant District Attorney