Bernadette Dore, JD, CFRE

Bernadette would live on Detroit’s Belle Isle if she could as she revels in biking and sailing. But, of course, that’s not possible so, instead, as a volunteer representing the Belle Isle Women’s Committee she helped merge four nonprofits that resulted in forming the Belle Isle Conservancy – securing the island’s continued status as a crown jewel of the city. This is all in keeping with her work of fundraising, as a Certified Fund Raising Executive, Bernadette has led several multi-million dollar campaigns working with dedicated volunteers to solicit more than $30 million dollars directly from individuals. With a passion for this challenging work, she brings strategic planning, development assessment skills and a law degree to help her clients. Instead of Belle Isle, she and her husband Scott have lived in Detroit’s historic Mies Van Der Rohe neighborhood for decades, exposing their four children to the city’s rich array of cultural offerings (not a bad consolation).