Reynaert selected as Vice President of Sparrow Foundation

Michelle Reynaert
Michelle Reynaert, Sparrow Foundation Executive Director of Development and Operations

Published: Nov. 21, 2017

LANSING, MI – Michelle Reynaert, an experienced leader in promoting philanthropy in the mid-Michigan region, has been named Vice President of the Sparrow Foundation.

In her role, Reynaert will oversee Sparrow’s philanthropic arm, working to ensure growing community support for the services Sparrow provides to the region.

Reynaert most recently served as the Foundation’s Executive Director of Development and Operations, assuming increasing responsibility for day-to-day operations and providing strong leadership during numerous capital campaigns, such as the $8.6-million effort to help finance the Sparrow Herbert-Herman Cancer Center.

“Having worked for Sparrow – a place that I trust to take my family for care – for nearly a decade is tremendously rewarding,” Reynaert said. “I am honored to work with a fantastic team and an incredible Board of Directors, for a great purpose. Health can sometimes be taken for granted, until an illness, injury or diagnosis impacts us in a way we never expected. This new role, and the future, will be both challenging and exciting.”

Reynaert was previously Vice President of Advancement for the Capital Area Humane Society and worked for Gilda’s Club Grand Rapids, the Capital Area United Way, and Lansing Community College.

A native of Grand Rapids, she has a bachelor’s degree in Advertising from Michigan State University and a master’s in Administration from Central Michigan University.

For more than 50 years, the Sparrow Foundation has served as the charitable home of Sparrow Health System. Gifts from individuals, organizations, corporations and foundations are invested into programs, facilities, and technology that support the exceptional care provided to every individual, regardless of an ability to pay. Contributions to the Sparrow Foundation are making a difference in the lives of our Patients, their families, and our region each and every day. To discover how you can help, visit

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