Type: Public event

Robin Terry: Motown Museum CEO Shares Lessons on Growing Nonprofits, Fundraising Campaigns and Building Legacy


Motown Museum CEO and Chairwoman of the Board of Trustees

Date & time

Apr 4, 2018, 11:30 am-1:00 pm EDT


Weill Hall, Annenberg Auditorium Room 1120
735 South State Street, Ann Arbor MI 48109

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The Ford School's Students of Color in Public Policy (SCPP) graduate organization will host Motown Museum CEO and Chairwoman of the Board of Trustees Robin Terry. Ms. Terry will talk with attendees about growing non-profits, large-scale fundraising campaigns, and building legacy among people of color. This event will be an opportunity for the UM community to hear from a dynamic Detroit leader about the challenges and promises of redefining social impact for a new generation.

About the speaker:
Robin Terry has devoted the past two decades to carrying the torch for one of Detroit’s most notable entrepreneurial families and preserving the legacy of an iconic brand, “Motown.”  Robin is the Chairwoman and CEO for Motown Museum, a cultural gem founded in 1985 by her grandmother, the late Esther Gordy Edwards.  Mrs. Edwards was a senior executive at Motown Records and sister of Motown founder, Berry Gordy Jr.  Robin's mission is to build from her grandmother’s vision to tell the authentic story of Motown by expanding the creative magnet of Motown to inevitably help transform the community.  She believes Motown magnifies what is best about Detroiters and tells a story of resilience, persistence, as well as the power of creative synergy.

This event is co-sponsored by the Center for Social Impact at the Ross School of Business and the Office of Multi Ethnic Student Affairs (MESA).