Bob has been in non-profit fund development for 18 years. Bob served as the Major Gift and Planned Gift Specialist at Munson Healthcare Regional Foundation, the Fund Development division for Munson Healthcare, a multi-hospital healthcare system based in Traverse City, MI. Major projects included the $4.5 million Hospitality House, Munson Manor; a $3 million Hospice House; a $10 million Emergency Department expansion; and a $1 million capital campaign at Munson Healthcare Cadillac Hospital, Cadillac, Michigan.
Having first served as Board President, Bob then joined the staff as Director of Development at Traverse Area Recreation and Transportation Trails, Inc. (TART) a trails development and pedestrian advocacy group based in Traverse City, MI. Bob was responsible for organizational budgets, development planning, major gifts, annual gifts, appeals, and planned gifts for both annual and capital needs of TART. Major capital projects included the $1 million Pathways to the Future campaign, the $10 million Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail, and a $500,000 Leelanau Trail improvement campaign. Major expansion of annual fund-raising for operations was also a critical achievement.
Bob has gained considerable knowledge in the art of fund development and now is committed to sharing that knowledge with other organizations to bring about successful fund development. To this end, Bob has worked with his fund development partner, Jay Zrimec, to form the consulting company of Zrimec and Wick LLC. This consulting company specializes in partnering with non-profit organizations in their fund development efforts.
Combined with his partner, Jay, Zrimec and Wick LLC have 40 years of fund development experience and have raised more than $52 million.
Zrimec and Wick, LLC, Traverse City, MI, Principal and Partner (2014 - Present)
TART, Inc., Traverse City, MI, Director of Development (2006 - 2013)
Munson Healthcare, Traverse City, MI, Major and Planned Gift Specialist (1997 - 2005)
Old Kent Bank & Trust, Grand Rapids and Traverse City, MI, Trust Officer (1990 - 1997)
Merrill Lynch, Grand Rapids, MI, Financial Advisor (1985 - 1990)
Aquinas College, Grand Rapids, MI, Adjunct Instructor (1985 - 1990)
Community and Professional Involvement
Traverse Area Recreation and Transportation Trails, Inc., Board Member/Board Chair
Traverse Bay Children’s Advocacy Center, Board Member/Board Chair
Munson Medical Center Physicians Residency Program, Physicians Residency Program Instructor
Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, PF SIMS Family Medicine Volunteer
Traverse City Area Chamber of Commerce, Member
Community Advancement Network MSO, Midland MI, Consultant