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About Desiree Worthington, CFRE

Des Worthington has spent 30 years working with charitably-minded families and organizations to achieve great things. She has led several campaigns for both start-up and large charities, resulting in preserving land for future generations, building medical facilities, and sustaining important community programs. 


Des is experienced in non-profit governance, operations, and fundraising, and she particularly enjoys facilitating major and planned gifts. She spent the last 14 years as the foundation president for Munson Healthcare and led a fast-growing organization to double its annual fundraising and complete four major campaigns. In total, the foundation raised more than $100 million during her tenure. Before 2006, she was the development director of Grand Traverse Regional Land Conservancy, where she led the Coastal Campaign, which raised more than $40 million to preserve pristine northern Michigan landscapes. She also led fundraising, marketing, and volunteer programs for several human service organizations. 


Des is a Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE) since 2010 and has been a frequent presenter at various fundraising workshops and board retreats. She earned her Bachelors of Science in Business Management from Northern Illinois University. 


In addition to working with non-profits to Multiply the Good, Des volunteers her time at her local church and community college. She enjoys sailing and other outdoor activities with her family.

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Des Worthington, CFRE


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