Jo Strausz Rosen

Director of Estate and Gift Planning

Regions covered: East Michigan (counties of Arenac, Bay, Clare, Genessee, Gladwin, Gratiot, Hilldale, Huron, Iosco, Isabella, Lapeer, Lenawee, Livingston, Macomb, Midland, Monroe, Oakland, Ogemaw, Saginaw, Shiawassee, Saint Clair, Sanilac, Tuscola, Washtenaw, and Wayne)


Jo Strausz Rosen is a Director of Estate and Gift Planning for the Planned Giving Business Unit with expertise in fighting cancer through her use of social media, and leadership in Relay for Life as a Team Captain. Building strong relationships for over nine years, she has worked as a matchmaker by connecting the American Cancer Society to financial advisors, trust officers, CPAs, and attorneys within the estate planning industry and to donors and prospects who wish to leave a legacy to the Society.

Jo has a BA in Education from Eastern Michigan University along with post-graduate courses in painting and design. She is the recipient of PGBU High Achiever Awards, National and Regional Rookie of the Year Award, National and Regional Relay for Life Excellence Awards. She is a member of the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, Financial and Estate Planners of Metropolitan Detroit, Planned Giving Round Table, and Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit.

Jo resides in West Bloomfield, Michigan. In her spare time she reads, cooks, works out at Orange Theory, and donates to great causes. Her own paintings are often donated to raise funds for many nonprofits. Mother of two married children and Bubjo to three grandchildren, Jo’s preferred activities include babysitting, perusing art museums; dining in multicultural restaurants and listening to a variety of live music in Motown venues around Detroit accompanied by friends and family. Jo’s passion is fighting cancer and funding cures by mobilizing the community in Metro Detroit. Jo remains fearless about sharing the mission of the Society and feels gratitude for her ability to inspire people to give.

For more information about Planned Giving, call 1-800-227-1885.

To contact this Director of Estate and Gift Planning, please email jo.rosen@cancer.org.