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Michael Mirto Brings Extensive Development Experience to Great Lakes Bay Region

Midland Center for the Arts recently announced the addition of Michael Mirto as the new Vice President of Development. Mirto comes to the Center from the Detroit area where he was the VP of Philanthropic Services for the Community Foundation of Southeast Michigan, and before that the Associate Vice President of Individual Giving at Wayne State University.


“Michael brings a wealth of experience in developing personal and thoughtful relationships to connect patrons and donors to our everyday work,” said Terri Trotter, President and CEO. “We are thrilled to have Michael join our executive leadership team, bringing his ideas and enthusiasm to the table to cultivate new supporters of museum and performing arts programs.”


While serving as the Associate Vice President of Individual Giving at Wayne State University in Detroit, Mirto served on the Vice President’s leadership team for the Division of Development and Alumni Affairs. He was a key leader in the University’s first two comprehensive campaigns, the most recent which exceeded its $750 million goal in 20018.


“The Midland Center for the Arts is the hub for creativity and connection in our community. Gathering people with a passion for art, science, and history, and a driving force for economic growth and prosperity” said Mirto. “I’m thrilled to work with this leadership team as we continue to develop, shape and imagine the future of the Center.”


Mirto has a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Studies and Applications from Michigan State University and a Master of Instructional Technology from Wayne State University. Mirto and his family moved to Midland last year and they are currently restoring an Alden B. Dow home in our community.


Midland Center for the Arts, Inc. is a cultural center for Mid-Michigan and the state, bringing art, science and history together under one roof. Featuring a 1,500-seat theater that hosts touring Broadway musicals and talent from around the globe, the Midland Symphony Orchestra and more; a 400-seat theater that is the home to locally produced theater and music including Center Stage Theatre and Choirs; a hands-on interactive museum of science and art; the Midland County Historical Society; and art studios, the Center is a home to artists and audiences alike. For more information on the Center, visit

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Josh Holliday

Josh Holliday

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