Event Chair, 2023 Michigan Medicine Women’s Health Luncheon
Nicole Eisenberg has been a highly respected philanthropic leader in the Detroit area for more than 20 years, championing causes in equality, arts, education, mental health, and community outreach. In recognition of her fundraising efforts, Nicole has been honored in various local and national publications.
Named as one of the Detroiters of the Year by Hour Magazine in its Philanthropy Issue, Nicole has also been voted as one of the Top Philanthropists on the magazine’s Best of Detroit list for the past two years. Hour has also included her in its Best Dressed List, and she was selected to the 2016 Salonniere 100, a list of America’s 100 best party hosts.
She was highlighted in Vogue magazine for her role as Co-Chair of the Detroit Institute of Arts event “100 Women for the Arts: Honoring Bruce Weber.” The event welcomed fashion icon Anna Wintour, the Chief Content Officer and Global Editorial Director of Vogue, as well as executives from global mass media company Conde Nast, with whom Nicole worked closely to manage the event.
Nicole is on the Board of Directors for the Detroit Institute of Arts, also serving on the board’s Diversity Committee. She was previously the Chair of the DIA’s Development Committee, a member of the Executive Committee, and she sat on the Collections Committee. She is on the American Theatre Wing Advisory Board and The Broadway League Advisory Board, serves as a member of the Board of Directors for Manhattan Class Company Theater, and is a Tony Award Voter. She also produces and invests in Broadway shows.
A Trustee of the College of Creative Studies, Nicole also serves on the school’s Fashion Accessories Advisory Board. She is an Emeritus Board Member of the National Board of Directors for GLAAD, an organization committed to accelerating acceptance for the LGBTQ+ community by tackling tough issues, informing the public, and sharing stories of LGBTQ+ people.
Nicole and her husband Stephen have been loyal supporters of many areas across the University of Michigan. They have given extensively to U-M Athletics, including donating to scholarships for football players and sponsoring the football team’s trip to South Africa.
The Eisenbergs have also been steadfast Michigan Medicine supporters for many years, with a special focus on giving to U-M Health C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital and the Samuel and Jean Frankel Cardiovascular Center. The family has been so touched by caregivers in these facilities that they have made personal gifts to support patient care and research. Nicole was published in a U-M Health book by Linda R. Larin, Inspired to Change: Improving Patient Care One Story at a Time, which shared her interest in changing health care to become more patient and family oriented.
Her passion for changing medicine extends to women’s health, where she would like to remove the stigmas around mental health issues such as depression and anxiety, with work to make care more accessible for those with these conditions. She also advocates for more awareness and care options for women with infertility and for greater equality for women — not just in the care they receive but with research and education efforts that are essential to improving women’s health.