Who I am

Cumming, ColinColin Cumming, M.P.A., is the Annual Funds Manager at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park where he manages key areas of the Development Department’s activities including high-level donor relations opportunities, direct mail marketing, corporate relations coordination, grant writing, and database management. Colin’s previous experience includes working at fund development capacities for the Michigan Organization on Adolescent Sexual Health, Safe Haven Ministries, and Family Futures and as a Graduate Assistant with Grand Valley State University’s Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarship and a Program Coordinator for the Michigan State University Office of Admissions. Colin received his Master of Public Administration degree in Nonprofit Management and Leadership from GVSU and two Bachelor of Arts degrees from MSU’s James Madison College. Colin currently serves as a proud member of the Marketing Committee for the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network of Grand Rapids (YNPNGR). Also serving as a committee member for Feeding America, the Association of Fundraising Professionals, and Grand Rapids Young Professionals, Colin’s personal and professional interests revolve around philanthropy, talent development, digital media, and social justice. Colin lives in the Monroe North neighborhood of Grand Rapids’ growing downtown with his partner, Chris, and their cat, Cooper.