Mariam C. Noland
Mariam Noland, president of the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan, was elected a Knight Foundation trustee in June 2002.
She is vice chair of the Program Committee and a member of the Governance Committee.
Noland began her career as the assistant director of admissions for Baldwin-Wallace College in Ohio and then at Davidson College in North Carolina. She has been in foundation work since 1975, and has held executive positions with The Cleveland Foundation and the St. Paul Foundation.
She is the first president of the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan, a position she has held since 1985. The Community Foundation was established with a $5 million challenge grant from the Kresge Foundation to improve the well being of the citizens of Detroit and surrounding communities. Under Noland’s leadership, the foundation has grown to an endowment of approximately $450 million.
Noland has previously served as a member of Knight Foundation’s Community Initiatives Advisory Committee and is a trustee and vice chair of the Henry Ford Health System. She was first elected to the Henry Ford Health System in 1994. She has also been a trustee and board chair of the Council of Michigan Foundations and vice chair of the board of the Council on Foundations.
Noland holds a bachelor’s degree from Case Western Reserve University. She earned her master’s in education (administration and policy) from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education.