McGuire Named Director of Development at WKAR

Melanie McGuire

Melanie McGuire has been named Director of Development and Major Gifts for WKAR Public Media at Michigan State University.

The announcement was made today by Susi Elkins, Director of Broadcasting and General Manager of WKAR. McGuire steps into the role beginning May 29.

As Director of Development and Major Gifts, McGuire will oversee all fundraising efforts at the PBS- and NPR-affiliated public broadcasting station serving Michigan’s capital region.

McGuire comes to WKAR from University Advancement at MSU, where she served as Director of the Development Associates Program and Mid-Michigan Major Gifts.

“Melanie has demonstrated that when fundraising is personal, it has incredible impact,” said Elkins in making the announcement. “Our campus and community have benefited greatly from her unwavering commitment to helping others put their passions to work for the greater good and we are thrilled that she has now chosen to share her own passion and expertise with WKAR.”

”Melanie has been an incredible leader for our Development Associates Program and she is an integral part of the local community,” said Sarah Blom, Executive Director of Individual Giving for University Advancement. “While she will be missed over in University Advancement, she will be a wonderful addition to the WKAR leadership team.”

Melanie McGuire holds a master’s degree in Higher, Adult and Lifelong Education and a bachelor’s degree in Communication, both from MSU.

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