From the Executive Director

Dear CultureSource Members,

As I acclimate to the role of CultureSource executive director, your expressions of support have energized me, and I look forward to joining you in continually adapting and growing our capacity to serve Southeast Michigan.

I am also pleased to announce that Dr. Tonya Matthews (Michigan Science Center) is CultureSource's newest board chair. This is an invigorating development given Tonya's lauded reputation as a leader, and her dedicated engagement as a CultureSource member.

Tonya succeeds Rich Homberg (Detroit Public Television) in this leadership role. As Rich's board term has come to a close, he steps down as our chair with my deepest gratitude for guiding CultureSource steadily through significant organizational developments, allowing us to remain strong amid much transition.

A sign of that strength was last week’s Annual Member Meeting. We filled MOCAD with 115 regional professionals participating in sessions about fund development and diversity. In particular, the On The Table lunch discussions were lively, and the room beamed with the spirit of collegiality.

As we continue on this trajectory of progress, I will soon begin a listening tour  to base our future achievements on a foundation of understanding by hearing directly from you and sector stakeholders.

I embark on this journey arm-in-arm with an amazing staff—they are standing by to be a resource to you. Please call or e-mail anytime to let us know how we can help you.

Have a wonderful autumn, and again, thank you.

Warmest regards,
Omari Rush