NW MI Arts & Culture Network
Tamara Tinhof is the Director of Foundation Relations on the philanthropy team at Interlochen Center for the Arts. Tamara researches, prepares, and submits institutional grant proposals to private foundations, corporations, and government agencies, and ensures the proper stewardship of grants after they are awarded. Tinhof previously served for 19 years as Director of Donor Relations and Development Communications at Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington, including leading the fundraising communication efforts of a successful $165.7 million comprehensive campaign, supervising the design and implementation of fundraising events, and managing stewardship staff and a portfolio of donors to the college. A personal passion for creative writing and years of experience as a musical theatre, choir, and dance parent help inspire her work to secure grant funding that supports the outstanding experiences provided to talented and driven young artists at Interlochen.