As a project manager for the Institute for Foundation and Donor Learning at the Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy at Grand Valley State University, Michael Pratt is responsible primarily for project management and coordination of The Grantmaking School. He joined the Johnson Center in 2015.
Michael completed his undergraduate studies at GVSU, graduating with a B.A. in philosophy and a B.S. in psychology. During his time as an undergraduate student, Michael served as officer and treasurer of GVSU’s Undergraduate Philosophy Club and was the recipient of the Excellence-in-a-Discipline Award for philosophy in 2015. He is currently pursuing a Master’s of Business Administration at GVSU’s Seidman College of Business.
Michael is a 2017-18 Ralph W. Hauenstein Fellow at GVSU’s Cook Leadership Academy at the Hauenstein Center for Presidential Studies, and also serves on the board of Alternatives in Motion, a West Michigan nonprofit which recycles, distributes, and maintains mobility equipment for those in need.