Patrick Cisler: President/CEO

Patrick Cisler

Holland/Zeeland, MI — Patrick Cisler has been selected as President/CEO of the Community Foundation of the Holland/Zeeland Area (CFHZ). Cisler brings a wealth of leadership experience, a demonstrated skill for relationship building, and a passion for community development to this role.

He has dedicated his career to seeing Holland/Zeeland become a thriving community and has a long history of working with CFHZ on a wide variety of initiatives. Cisler’s familiarity with Holland/Zeeland’s pressing needs, promising opportunities, and the lasting impact CFHZ has had on the community, along with his existing relationships with many CFHZ donors and collaborative partners, will play a key role in his success as CFHZ’s President/CEO.

Since 2013, Cisler has served as Executive Director of the Lakeshore Nonprofit Alliance (LNA) and Community SPOKE in Ottawa County, MI. LNA is a membership organization serving over 200 nonprofits locally that seeks to strengthen the local nonprofit sector by providing training, resources, leadership development, one-on-one consulting, and other professional development all aimed at helping nonprofits accomplish their important missions. Community SPOKE seeks to improve the quality of life of all Ottawa County residents through a strategic, coordinated, and systemic response from government, businesses, and nonprofits to collectively solve the community’s greatest human service needs.

Cisler began his career in the financial industry with Northwestern Mutual. Pursuing an interest in human services work and a passion for leadership, he then began working as a consultant with a focus on economic development and nonprofit organizations.

The Community Foundation of the Holland/Zeeland Area (CFHZ) seeks to ensure that all members of its community can thrive today, tomorrow and forever by building the CFHZ Community’s Endowment to support high impact charitable projects, helping donors achieve their charitable goals, and leading and partnering in community-level initiatives. For more information, visit