Bridge Michigan - Michigan’s nonpartisan, nonprofit news source
Nov 13, 2023 12:00 PM
Meeting Speakers: Amber DeLind & Jackquelyn Garret
Bridge Michigan - Michigan’s nonpartisan, nonprofit news source

Amber DeLind, Membership & Engagement Director

Amber stewards relationships with readers for Bridge Michigan and with all individual investors in the work of the Center for Michigan. Previously, Amber led the public engagement team at the Center for Michigan, worked on college access and success grant programs for the Michigan Nonprofit Association and completed two years of national service as an AmeriCorps VISTA in Dearborn and in Lansing. Originally from St. Johns, Amber is a proud alum of Michigan State University (BA) and Grand Valley State University (MPA) and recently completed a nonprofit leadership fellowship at the Harvard Kennedy School. A current resident of Farmington, Amber was named one of Oakland County's 40 under 40 in 2020. She resides with her husband, daughter, and dog Coney (AKA Truth Dog). You can reach her at

Jackquelyn Garrett, Fund Development Associate

Jackquelyn manages data systems and supports fundraising efforts for the Center. Previously, Jackquelyn has served as a Program Manager at Michigan Community Resources where she convened Metro Detroit nonprofits and provided capacity-building services related to fundraising and program design and implementation. Prior to working at Michigan Community Resources, she led college access initiatives at the Detroit Regional Chamber and served as a staff member for a member of the Detroit City Council. A native Detroiter, Jackquelyn is a passionate advocate for equitable opportunity expansion for Michiganians. Jackquelyn is a proud graduate of Wayne State University where she majored in Public Affairs. She can be found biking and kayaking in Michigan’s bountiful state parks. You can reach her at