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Leah McCallum, Principal

is a dynamic and energetic community leader with a track record of re-invigorating teams in static environments. She’s a savvy facilitator and an experienced fundraiser, specializing in communications, grant writing and major gifts.

Leah leverages years of nonprofit and political experience in assisting her clients. She has garnered ample nonprofit leadership at organizations such as Goodwill Industries of Northern Michigan, Rotary Charities of Traverse City, the Detroit Zoological Society, and Northwestern Memorial Foundation in Chicago. Her talent for fundraising and project management have had measurable impact; at Goodwill Northern Michigan, she increased annual giving by 65% in five years, and secured millions in new foundation grants for the Detroit Zoo during the 2008 financial crisis. She is a public servant adept at navigating the political sphere, having represented Senator Gary C. Peters throughout 26 counties in Northern Lower Michigan and serving as a liaison to federal agencies.

We can help assemble teams and resources to get things done.

Leah is in her third term of service with the the Traverse City DDA, where she has served as Treasurer, Vice Chair and Chair. She has served on the Munson Hospital Community Health Committee. She is an ardent supporter of her community and is always in search of new ways to make a positive impact in the greater Northern Michigan region.

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Our Values

We plug into places and projects that are ready to move forward but need a nudge or added bandwidth to advance a shared vision. We work with good people. We try to work with smart people. We choose to make work fun. Every project we support will include design standards and operating systems that keep children and families safe. Energy efficiency, and protection of our natural resources is inherent in all that we do.

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What’s the story behind “Blue Orange?”

Blue and orange are the colors of the sunsets around the place we love. This business exists to help our region, and everyone here, thrive. Not to mention these colors look sweet together, don’t they?