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Michigan Democratic Party
January 2007-present

Cheryl Bergman developed and currently manages a major gifts program for the MDP.   Bergman is responsible for direct solicitation of donors, prospect development and development of program marketing materials and event planning and implementation.

Wild for a Better Wayne County
January 20014-present

Cheryl Bergman is developing a fundraising plan and overseeing implementation of the plan.

 Jim Ananich for State Senate Special Election

 January 2013-May 2013

Cheryl Bergman developed and managed a finance plan for Ananich that raised over $250,000 in four months for the special election.  Ananich won the election handily.

 Stabenow Victory Fund 2012

 January 2011-November 2012

Cheryl Bergman developed and managed a major gifts program for the Stabenow Victory Fund 2012.   Bergman is responsible for direct solicitation of donors, prospect development and development of program marketing materials and event planning and implementation.

 Alton Davis for Supreme Court

September 2010-November 2010

Bergman worked with a team of fundraisers to secure donations from individuals for the Alton Davis for Supreme Court campaign committee.  Over $1M was raised into the committee in three months.

 Granholm Leadership Fund 

January 2007-December 2010

Bergman consulted with the staff of the Granholm Leadership Fund, Governor Granholmís leadership PAC, on budget development and finance plan.  The fund raised a minimum of $500,000 annually.

 The White House Project

March 2009-May 2011

The White House Project (TWHP) is a nonpartisan, nonprofit, 501C3 organization that aims to advance womenís leadership in all communities and sectors-up to the U.S. presidency-by filling the leadership pipeline with a richly diverse, critical mass of women.

 Bergman was responsible for raising money in Chicago, IL and Michigan for THWP.  Bergman, Inc. developed and helped to implement a high donor program including the development of a marketing plan and materials for this program.  Bergman, Inc. also developed other fundraising opportunities to help TWHP raise the needed funds for their Michigan and Ilinois programs.  Bergman, Inc. identifies specific fundraising prospects and works with the executive director to introduce these prospects to TWHP and develops specific plans to engage each of these prospects in donating and fundraising for TWHP in Michigan.  Bergman, Inc. also provides fund-raising training at the Michigan Go Run Trainings for potential women political candidates of all political parties.

 Michigan Citizen Action

May 2009-May 2010

Bergman, Inc. provides fundraising planning and technical assistance to the Michigan Citizen Action development staff.

 Whitmer for Attorney General

October 2009-December 2009

Bergman, Inc. developed and implemented a fundraising plan that raised over $200,000 between October 2009 and December 31 2009.


September 2008-November 2008

Bergman served as fundraising consultant for CureMichigan, a ballot initiative to allow the expansion of stem cell research in Michigan.  Bergman developed a fundraising plan and hired and directed a four person fundraising team.   The fundraising team planned and implemented, at Bergmanís direction, an event with President Bill Clinton that drew over 600 people and raised over $250,000.  This event was planned and completed within a 10 day period.

 Michiganís Children

March 2008-September 2009

Michigan's Children is a statewide, independent advocacy group for children and their families. Bergman consults with Michiganís Children executive director and development director to plan and implement three annual fundraising events in Lansing, Grand Rapids and Detroit.  Bergman advised on theme, all aspects of event planning and fundraising.  Bergman also works with Michiganís Children on Board development to ensure a strong fundraising presence on the organizationís board of directors.   Bergman developed content of  fundraising marketing materials for Michiganís Children.

 Jill Long Thompson for Governor

June 2008-November 2008

Bergman acted as fundraising and compliance consultant for this Indiana Gubernatorial race.  Bergman worked with the campaign manager and finance director to develop the campaign finance plan, budget and helped to hire and train the fundraising and compliance staffs.   Bergman also developed content of all fundraising marketing materials, including email solicitations, and direct mail letters.

 Lawrence for County Executive

May 2008-September 2008

Bergman worked with the candidate to develop a fundraising plan.  Bergman trained fundraising staff and acted as a consultant to the campaign to ensure that fundraising plans were implemented.

 Denver 2008 

October 2007-August 2008

Bergman hired and managed the Denver 2008 team.  Bergman developed and oversaw the project budget, fundraising, as well as event planning and management and development of all fundraising marketing materials.  Denver 2008 Committee hosted the Michigan Delegation at the 2008 Democratic National Convention in Denver, CO.   

 Childrenís Trust Fund of Michigan

September 2007-November 2007

Bergman worked with the Michiganís Childrenís Trust Fund staff and board to plan the organizationís 25th Anniversary celebration honoring Sen. Debbie Stabenow.  The event raised over $60,000 and drew over 100 distinguished guests.  The Children's Trust Fund serves as a voice for Michigan's children and families and promotes their health, safety, and welfare by funding effective local programs and services that prevent child abuse and neglect.


Michigan NGA 2007

January 2007-September 2007

Cheryl Bergman hired and managed the Michigan NGA Host Committee staff.  The Michigan NGA Host Committee created a 501C3, and raised $2.5 million in order to host the Nationís Governors for a three day conference in Traverse City Michigan.  The Host Committee managed all aspects of Governor and guest relations and all event planning and management for the conference, including the development of all fundraising and conference marketing materials.   Governor Granholm welcomed 31 Governors and over 1,200 guests during Michigan NGA 2007.








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