Mariam C. Noland is a member of BPC’s board of directors. She became the first president of the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan in 1985. The foundation has distributed more than $700 million through more than 53,000 grants to nonprofit organizations in Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, Monroe, Washtenaw, St. Clair, and Livingston counties.
Noland has many years of experience leading community foundations. She joined the staff of the Cleveland Foundation in 1975 where she served as program officer and secretary/treasurer. In 1981, she became vice president of the Saint Paul Foundation in Saint Paul, Minnesota. Prior to her work in the foundation field, Noland was on staff at Davidson College in Davidson, North Carolina, and Baldwin-Wallace College in Berea, Ohio.
Noland is currently a member of the board of trustees of the Detroit RiverFront Conservancy, Downtown Detroit Partnership Inc., and CultureSource. She has served as a vice chair of the board of the Henry Ford Health System.
Noland received the Eleanor Josaitis Unsung Hero Award, the 2010 Women and Leadership in the Workplace Award and the “Others” Award of the Salvation Army.
Noland obtained her Ed.M. from Harvard University and a Bachelor of Science degree from Case Western Reserve University.