Giuseppe "Joe" Rizza, Professional Development Chair
Giuseppe (Joe) Rizza is President of the Presbyterian Healthcare Foundation. He is responsible for all of the fundraising and volunteer services for Presbyterian Healthcare Services.
Mr. Rizza has been a fundraising professional for more than 30 years and has held executive-level positions in the healthcare, higher education, and human services fields. Prior to joining Presbyterian, he served as Vice President, Campaigns for Beaumont Hospitals, an academic medical center headquartered in Royal Oak, Michigan.
He is a dedicated volunteer who has served as a past president and director of the Association of Fundraising Professionals Greater Detroit Chapter and as a member of a number of committees and task forces for CFRE International, the global provider of professional certification in fundraising. He has also written articles about fundraising, which have been published in Advancing Philanthropy, a publication of the Association for Fundraising Professionals.
Mr. Rizza holds a Bachelors degree from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. He has been a Certified Fund Raising Professional (CFRE), since 1987.