“I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection.” -Thomas Paine
Connor McLaughlin is a Grants Assistant for The Max M. & Marjorie S. Fisher Foundation. Prior to joining the Fisher Foundation, Connor served as Strategy Associate, Community and Partner Mobilization for Michigan College Access Network (MCAN). In that role he served as the organization’s initial contact for grant applicants, participated on review teams, and supported established grant partners. One of his biggest achievements at MCAN was the creation of a process to systematize the review and evaluation of grant reports in order to ensure that grant impact and lessons learned were captured and shared within the network. Before joining MCAN, Connor was the Kathy A. Agard Fellow in Community Philanthropy and Our State of Generosity Student Assistant for the Dorothy A. Johnson Center at Grand Valley State University where he received his degree in Political Science.