Tanya Horan Named as Vice President of Development of Susan G. Komen Michigan

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As Komen Michigan grows, leadership roles change to better serve the community

GRAND RAPIDS, Michigan, March 22, 2016 — Susan G. Komen Michigan, a local breast health non-profit organization, announced the promotion of Tanya Horan to Vice President of Development. Tanya has worked for Komen Michigan as the Development Director since January of 2011. She graduated from Palm Beach Atlantic University and, after working in the corporate market, she decided to transition her event planning into the non-profit world to help others. With over 15 years of experience working in non-profits and special events, Komen Michigan needed her in this position to utilize her talents to better serve the whole state while supporting her development team.

“Tanya has stepped up time and time again to support the affiliate through the merger of Komen Southwest, West and Mid-Michigan,” said Jennifer Jurgens, Executive Director. “In order to fully serve our 20 countries and position us for growth across the state, it only made sense to change her title to something more fitting of the work she is doing. She embodies the giving spirit and positivity that is central to our culture and I’m excited for her to spread our message and mission in a bigger geographic footprint.”

Tanya will be responsible for development and fundraising efforts including sponsorships, donor relationships, major gifts, planned giving and special events. Tanya will also work with community organizations to build strong relationships and is eager to get started. “I am truly honored to be in this position and working for this organization,” she said.

To learn more about sponsorships or other opportunities to partner with Komen Michigan, contact Tanya at thoran@komenmichigan.org 616-752-8262 Ext 2014.


About Susan G. Komen Michigan

Komen Michigan is an independent, local non-profit organization that is dedicated to combating breast cancer. 75 percent of the organization’s net proceeds go towards programs and funding grants to local hospitals and community organizations that provide breast health education, screenings, diagnostics and survivorship programs for underserved men and women in Michigan.

The remaining 25 percent of net proceeds funds global, leading-edge research focused on the prevention of, and cures for, breast cancer. Komen Michigan’s mission is to save lives and end breast cancer forever by empowering people, ensuring quality of care for all, and energizing science to find the cures. For more information call 616-752-8262 or visit www.komenmichigan.org.

About Susan G. Komen®

Susan G. Komen is the world’s largest breast cancer organization, funding more breast cancer research than any other nonprofit while providing real-time help to those facing the disease. Since its founding in 1982, Komen has funded more than $889 million in research and provided $1.95 billion in funding to screening, education, treatment and psychosocial support programs serving millions of people in more than 30 countries worldwide. Komen was founded by Nancy G. Brinker, who promised her sister, Susan G. Komen, that she would end the disease that claimed Suzy’s life. Visit komen.org or call 1-877 GO KOMEN. Connect with us on social at ww5.komen.org/social.