Richard Stone

Tammy Zonker

Chief Philanthropy Officer, The Children's Center, Detroit

Tammy is recognized as one of America’s Top 25 Fundraising Experts, Tammy is an inspiring international speaker and trainer in the discipline of transformational philanthropy and an innovative fundraising practitioner. She has trained, coached and led nonprofit teams to raise more than $450M including a single gift of $27.1M.

She moved to Detroit in 2008 determined to fundraise in the most challenging economy in the U.S. and has turned those experiences into strategies, tools and processes for skyrocketing fundraising results in any economy.

She serves as Chief Philanthropy Officer at The Children’s Center in Detroit. In her first three years of service, she and her team engaged supporters to triple contributions to support services for children and families. 

She currently serves on the Association of Fundraising Professionals International Development Committee, actively participates in the AFP Greater Detroit Chapter and was a founding board officer of AFP Northeast Indiana Chapter. She has served as adjunct faculty at Indiana University, technical editor for Wiley Publishing’s “Fundraising for Dummies” third edition and served on Nonprofit Quarterly’s editorial advisory board. 

When she’s not speaking at conferences or fundraising, she’s leading webinars, e-courses, private workshops and retreats or hosting an episode of ZTV on her fundraising video channel.