Leader Dogs and Wendy’s Partner for Fundraiser


Leader Dogs and Wendy's pic
Leader Dogs and Wendy’s
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For nearly 15 years, Margaret Ann Dimond has served as an assistant professor at Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan, where she primarily works as part of the graduate school faculty. When she isn’t teaching, Margaret Ann Dimond supports a number of animal-based organizations and is a board member of Leader Dogs for the Blind, a nonprofit group that trains dogs to help people who are visually impaired.

Last March, Leader Dogs for the Blind held a special fundraising event in conjunction with local area Wendy’s restaurants. Howard and Lisa O’Brien, who own a number of franchises throughout Michigan, were eager to partner with the organization. They have been longtime supporters of the nonprofit, and have raised three Future Leader Dogs as volunteers.

Leader Dogs for the Blind CEO and President Susan Daniels praised the efforts of the O’Briens, expressing gratitude for their support through the fundraiser as well as being volunteers. Ms. Daniels says that through their efforts, the community has become more aware of Leader Dogs and its important mission.


Olivet College Offers Cultivating Women Leaders Inaugural Event

Olivet College’s Women’s Leadership
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In 2016, Margaret Ann Dimond took on a new role as president and chief executive officer of Crittenton Hospital Medical Center located in Rochester Hills, Michigan. On the board of several prestigious organizations, Margaret Ann Dimond sits on the advisory council of Olivet College’s Women’s Leadership Initiative and was a speaker at its inaugural Cultivating Women Leaders event.

Located in Olivet, Michigan, Olivet College began almost 175 years ago, and its founders believed that education should be available to all students. The college remains dedicated to impacting students, especially young women, with the help of strong female leadership. It seeks to inspire female students to become exceptional leaders and does this with the help of its Women’s Leadership Initiative and its new event.

The Cultivating Women Leaders annual event, which occurred on March 3, 2017, was established to inspire young women to realize their potential as strong leaders. The day-long program gave current and prospective students an opportunity to garner the necessary tools and resources to become leaders. Women business leaders in the state of Michigan gathered alongside Olivet College alumnae to give students the skills to overcome obstacles in the community and workplace. The 2018 event is scheduled for March 3.