White House Author
President and CEO, Council of Michigan Foundations
Rob Collier currently serves as President of the Council of Michigan Foundations and Vice Chair of the Michigan Community Service Commission. He is a graduate of Hobart College and a Michigan VISTA alumnus for Michigan Volunteers in Corrections. VISTA propelled Rob to a career of service and work in the nonprofit sector and philanthropy where he has worked for private, corporate, and community foundations as well as Rotary Charities of Traverse City before joining the Council staff. Rob proudly notes that VISTA really made service part of his DNA and as a result he has always looked for ways to leverage the power of VISTA in every job he held. Rob views service as critical to making community change and has employed it in efforts ranging from serving the homeless in Flint, to neighborhood security and stability in Detroit, to connecting with returning veterans in Grand Rapids.