Ann Arbor, MI – McKinley’s Chief Executive Officer, Albert M. Berriz, was featured during the Ann Arbor SPARK Annual Meeting held recently at the University of Michigan North Campus Research Complex. The Annual Event, the largest in SPARK’s history, hosted 275 guests from the area’s top businesses, universities, government and research organizations and included presentations by Berriz, Doug Rothwell, CEO of Business Leaders for Michigan, as well as Nigel Francis, Senior Automotive Advisor to the State of Michigan.
As Chair of the Private Sector Campaign, Mr. Berriz and the Campaign Fundraising Committee have embarked on an effort to raise $1.6MM annually to continue SPARK’s important work to ensure its mission to continue to advance the economy and create jobs in the region. Since 2006, SPARK has accelerated business growth in the Ann Arbor area resulting in $1.5 Billion in new investment and 13,024 jobs.
“I invite everyone in our community; including businesses both large and small to join this ‘must do” fundraising campaign in support of the important work of Ann Arbor SPARK,” shared Berriz. “We are grateful to all who have generously supported the Campaign to date, which includes McKinley’s lead gift of $500,000 over ten years, however, there is still much more work to be done.”