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Meet our Team: Ginger Green

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Ginger Green

Corporate & Foundation Partnerships Manager

This is my 1st year at CY! Ready to rally.


The best part of my job is…

I spent several years (decades) working in the corporate advertising world. When I made the switch to nonprofit it was amazing the self-gratification I wake up with every morning. Having a purpose larger than myself is by far the best part of my job. I am very excited to be back in the USA where I can use this new-found purpose towards revitalizing Detroit- one of the USA’s best-kept secrets!

My favourite subject in school…

Anything that involved art. Art History, Math for Art, the Chemistry of color. The theme of “art” always made every other subject easier to understand.

My favourite book….

The Wisdom of Whores by Elizabeth Pisani was one of the most influential books I have ever read. A hardcore look at the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Africa, and how funding is allocated.

Serving with the Peace Corps in Swaziland

Serving with the Peace Corps in Swaziland


Something I would like to learn this year…

I want to learn more about Detroit! I grew up on the other side of the state in Kalamazoo MI, then went to college in Chicago, and have most recently spent (nearly) 10 years living in the tiny Kingdom of Swaziland (Southern Africa). I am new to Detroit, but am captivated by its unique charm!

In my free time I…

I love to travel, as much and as often as possible. I have 38 countries under my belt (so far) and a long list of other places to see!

House Hunters episode

Filming with House Hunters International!


I am inspired by…

I am inspired by everyday people who strive to make a difference– no matter how small. All change starts with a single gesture, idea, or spark that is put into action. Those that can create a space for change to happen from this small, seemingly insignificant process are what drives me to create change in my everyday life.

I never leave the house without…

My daughter & husband. We are “g3”, and stick together. Life is just more interesting with these two!


My daughter, Roxy

My husband, George




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