About Kerry Burke

Here’s what some of Kerry’s colleagues have to say:

“I had the pleasure of working with Kerry at Detroit Public Television in a major gifts effort for our capital campaign. Through Kerry’s diligent, thoughtful cultivation, we successfully solicited a $1,000 annual donor for a 6-figure, multi-year commitment. It took a lot of care, as it was the donor’s first foray into philanthropy at that level. Kerry has a personality that is appreciated by donors, as well as the talent and instinct that make her a first-rate
fundraiser. I highly recommend her work.”

–    Dan Alpert, Senior Vice President, Detroit Public Television


“Kerry’s dedication and passion for her work with the Beaumont Foundation was infectious. She always had a creative, positive outlook and she was good at organizing and bringing people together. Her work with the Urology department was amazingly innovative and highly successful. So successful, in fact, that it is now THE model of how to work with specific hospital departments and this tremendous accomplishment has become her legacy. Her ability to maintain positive relationships with both donors and co-workers is a testament to her spectacular personality. She is hilarious and truly a breath of fresh air; I miss her. I would wait in line to work with her again!”

–       Laura Town, Senior Associate Director, Donor Relations, Beaumont Foundation


“During her time at Beaumont, Kerry was an enthusiastic and professional fundraiser who employed creative, proactive, and dynamic strategies to engage her major donor prospects. I worked with her closely and found her approach to Major Gifts fundraising to be fresh and energetic, yet organized and efficient. Kerry’s relationship building skills are certainly her strongest asset. She will no doubt have success in whatever professional pathway she chooses–be it as a consultant or part of a fundraising team.”

–       Rebecca Asher, Senior Director, Research and Relationship Development, Beaumont Foundation


“Kerry and I worked together at Beaumont Hospital Foundation during the last phase of the  campaign. Her focus on donor-centered efforts came across in every aspect of our work together. She is tenacious and thoughtful in her approaches, giving weight to innovation and blending it with tried and true operations. Her multidisciplinary style and experience along with her professional style would make her valuable to organizations seeking full-spectrum donor engagement.”

–      Henry Lau, Associate Director of Research, Beaumont Foundation


“I’ve experienced Kerry’s work in volunteer and professional capacities over several years. She works tirelessly until perfection is achieved, and she does it with a smile on her face. She’s passionate about what she does and is truly a pleasure to work with.”

–      Heidi Rehak Lovy, Principal, Lovy Communications


“Kerry operates with enthusiasm and sincerity and has an indescribable spark to make great things happen. These qualities, among many others, make her a natural success in the field of fundraising. While working with Kerry at the American Red Cross I was consistently impressed with her creative yet pragmatic approach to any given challenge encountered. Since our days of working for the same cause, Kerry has remained a great go-to person willing to share her wealth of expertise. A true team player, even after the game!”

–     Andrea Pietrowsky, Marketing and Communications Specialist, American Red Cross Southeastern Michigan Chapter