Meredith Olson

Director of Development
(734) 647-7847

Meredith joined Matthaei Botanical Gardens and Nichols Arboretum as Director of Development in 2017. She came to us from the University of Illinois where she spent 10 years working in the development community, most recently as the Chief Advancement Officer for the School of Social Work. She is happy to be part of the U-M community, because “development is all about possibility. And at a place like Michigan, truly anything is possible – even solving some of the world’s biggest challenges. It is exciting to work with donors who want to be part of the solution!” Meredith received an Ed.M. in Educational Organization and Leadership, and a B.S. in Psychology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.