Giuseppe Rizza, CFRE

Of Counsel

Giuseppe (Joe) Rizza joined Marts&Lundy in 2019. He has 40 years of experience in fundraising, half of which has been in community and academic medical center healthcare philanthropy. He has worked in large complex institutions, as well as in small to medium-sized organizations.

He specializes in guiding the complex interplay of relationships among leaders, clinicians, staff, board members and donors. His background includes campaign direction, managing, and working hand-in-hand with development staff and boards to design successful engagement and fundraising initiatives, advise organizations on strategy and team development, and provide counsel to clients as they tap into new markets of high-net-worth individuals and undergo organizational growth.

Joe was President of the Presbyterian Healthcare Foundation from 2011 to 2019 and served as part of the senior leadership of Presbyterian Healthcare Services. Previously, he was with the Beaumont Healthcare Foundation, Royal Oak, Michigan, as Vice President, Campaigns; Vice President and Chief Development Officer of Walsh College, Troy, Michigan; Director of Development for Judson Center, Royal Oak, Michigan; and Director of Annual Giving for University of Detroit Mercy, Detroit, Michigan.


Romeo, Michigan


  • Wayne State University, B.A.
  • University of Massachusetts Boston

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