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Turning Point names new Director of Donor Relations

Media Contact: Barbara Fornasiero, EAFocus Communications; barbara@eafocus.com; 248.260.8466; Sara Dobbyn, Turning Point; sdobbyn@turningpointmacomb.org; 586.463.4430 x240

Mount Clemens, Mich. – August 29, 2022Turning Point, an agency whose mission is to empower domestic and sexual violence survivors through comprehensive services and resources, is pleased to announce that Denise Figurski has joined the organization as Director of Donor Relations. The announcement was made by Turning Point President & CEO Sharman Davenport, Ph.D.

Figurski has more than 30 years of nonprofit fundraising experience. Prior to joining Turning Point, she spent 13 years with Neighborhood Service Organization (NSO) as development director, where she implemented some of the agency’s most creative fundraising programs. As Director of Donor Relations at Turning Point, Figurski will work to grow, maintain, and develop long-term relationships with donors as well as plan and implement funding campaigns, events and activities.

“Denise Figurski is an innovative and committed non-profit development executive with extensive experience developing and implementing comprehensive fundraising, branding, marketing, communications, and public relations strategies. She will make an excellent addition to Turning Point’s development team,” Davenport said.

Additional non-profit experience for Figurski includes working at Spaulding for Children and the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Michigan Chapter, where she developed the Team in Training (TNT) program.  As one of TNT’s first national campaign managers, Figurski helped lay the groundwork for TNT to raise $1.5 billion since becoming a national program.

Figurski grew up in Warren and currently resides in Royal Oak. She attended Macomb Community College and Wayne State University. 

About Turning Point 

Turning Point provides comprehensive, free, and confidential programs for domestic violence and sexual assault survivors, their loved ones, and the community. Services include a 24-hour hotline, emergency shelter, housing, trauma advocacy/counseling, personal protection order assistance, legal advocacy, forensic nurse exams, first response advocacy, prevention, and community education. Second Hand Rose, another Turning Point service, provides survivors with gently used items while providing an opportunity for the community to donate and shop. Serving Metro Detroit for more than 40 years, Turning Point has helped over 100,000 survivors. Visit www.turningpointmacomb.org for more information.

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