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 Ambassador and Team Captain. Building strong relationships for over eight years, she has worked as a matchmaker by connecting ACS 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 ACS Cancer Action Network, Financial and Estate Planners of Metropolitan Detroit; Planned Giving Round Table,  Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit, Temple Emanu-El,  where she was elected to serve on the Executive Board of Trustees, Chairman of Social Action, Vice President of Religious Committee, and a long time past volunteer with Meals on Wheels.

Jo resides in West Bloomfield, Michigan.  In her spare time, she reads, cooks, and donates to great causes. Her own paintings are often donated to raise funds for other 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 her beloved friends and family. Jo’s passion is fighting cancer and funding cures by mobilizing the community within her Lakeshore Staff. Jo remains fearless about sharing the mission of the Society and feels gratitude for her ability to inspire people to give.

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