News Release: Two Mid-Michigan Non-Profits Selected for Leadership Lansing Scholarships

LANSING, MI –Leaders from The Davies Project for Mid-Michigan Children and The First Tee of Mid-Michigan will attend the Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce’s leadership initiative, Leadership Lansing, at no cost this year thanks to a pair of scholarships provided by Resch Strategies.

Matt Resch, who heads the Lansing-based public relations and public affairs firm, said the scholarships are being offered for the second year running.

“Given the level of program demand we experienced and the quality of the scholarship applications we received, we decided to offer two scholarships this year,” said Matt Resch, president of Resch Strategies. “Both organizations are making a difference in our region, and both have leadership that can benefit from the connections they’ll build through Leadership Lansing.”

Leadership Lansing participants engage in seven workshops and an overnight retreat where they are exposed to key local institutions, industry sectors and business leaders.  The Resch Strategies Leadership Lansing Scholarship was established last year to help an area non-profit leader participate in the program by covering the full cost of tuition.

“Leadership Lansing is dedicated to advancing new skills and connections for the best and brightest new talent in our community,” Resch said. “Through the Resch scholarship program, we hope to strengthen non-profit leadership, so organizations like The Davies Project and The First Tee will be equipped to transform even more lives than they already do.”

The Davies Project for Mid-Michigan Children, established in 2012, provides local families with seriously ill children free transportation to area medical appointments.

“Our non-profit is the first of its kind in the country,” said Pamela Miklavcic, founder and executive director of The Davies Project. “With the tools and resources available through Leadership Lansing, I’m confident we’ll be able to enhance our service to families and children and serve as a model for other communities to one day adopt and emulate.”

The First Tee of Mid-Michigan, a youth mentorship program designed to positively impact the lives of young people through the game of golf, was established in 2008.

“As a youth non-profit leader, my vision rests in continuing to create opportunities for positive change and progress in our community,” said Rachel Lubahn, executive director of The First Tee. “Exposure to and training from the area’s top leaders will help in this mission, and I am excited for the opportunity this scholarship makes available.”

The 2015-16 recipient of the Leadership Lansing Scholarship was Origami Brian Injury Rehabilitation Center and it’s Executive Director Tammy Hannah.

For more information about Resch Strategies or the Leadership Lansing Scholarship, please visit or call (517) 371-7843.