Mike Schultz began his development career in 2000 at Brooklawn Child & Family Services. As Vice President of Development, Mike spent over 11 years raising funds for children, successfully completed two capital campaigns raising more than $10.5 million, and initiated an endowment and planned giving program. Brooklawn has since merged with Bellewood and most recently with Centerstone.
In 2011, Mike joined the Community Foundation of as Vice President of Development and Stewardship. He led the efforts to engage existing donors, position the foundation to receive new gifts and build philanthropic resources that helped create vibrant local communities now and for generations to come. The Community Foundation of Louisville received $328 million in gifts during Mike’s tenure and stewarded over 1600 funds. After seven years of service, Mike retired from the Community Foundation to spend time with his family, enjoy his hobbies, and consult with local nonprofits.
Mike has recently created development and stewardship plans, coached staff, committees and boards, and facilitated group meetings. Community involvement for Mike has included the Association of Fundraising Professionals, the Fundraising Executives of Metro Louisville, and National Philanthropy Day. Mike received the Frank Penick Award from the Association of Fundraising Professionals for his contributions to the local fundraising community and was honored with the Indiana University Southeast Distinguished Athletic Alumni Award.
Mike recently joined Indiana’s Region 10 Workforce Board and also served on the board of the Kentucky Hemophilia Foundation, Brooklawn, St. Matthews Kiwanis Club, and Immanuel Church. As an Ignite Louisville mentor, he enjoys speaking to fundraising groups and classes. Mike lives in New Albany with his wife Jenifer. They have been married for 35 years and have two sons and two grandchildren.