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Joe Milligan

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Joe Milligan

Director of Development


Joe Milligan has nearly a decade of nonprofit fundraising experience where he previously focused on state-based think tanks and local public policy. Joe cofounded a locally focused think tank in Puerto Rico, where he spearheaded both the efforts to find seed funding to start the organization, as well as managing day to day operations. Since then, Joe worked to secure record levels of revenue for the Mackinac Center for Public Policy and helped lead the organization’s efforts to reach new donors and audiences. Joe now leads CCI’s fundraising and is passionate about sharing the mission of CCI with new donors and audiences around the world.


Joe resides in Detroit, Michigan with his wife and enjoys fly-fishing and doting over his nieces and nephews.



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