Nicole Eisenberg (Detroit, MI) has been a highly respected philanthropic leader in the Detroit community for the last fifteen years. Championing causes in Arts, Education, Health Care and Community Outreach. In recognition of her full time fundraising efforts, Nicole has been honored in various local and national publications, most notably being named one of the “Detroiters of the Year,” by Hour Magazine in their Philanthropy Issue, highlighting her significant time, resources and creativity given to many worthwhile endeavors. Recently, Vogue Magazine featured Nicole Eisenberg in their Op-Ed Section for her role as Co-Chair of the Groundbreaking Event at the Detroit Institute of Arts, “Women of the Arts: Honoring Bruce Weber, in conjunction with Conde Nast Publications and Anna Wintour. Named one of 2012’s Best Dressed by Hour Magazine, Nicole worked closely with the Conde Nast team and Ms. Wintour’s top-tier executives, managing each aspect of the event with multiple trips to Vogue’s New York Headquarters.
Nicole is a Board of Director, Chairman of the Development Committee, a member of the Executive Committee, and sits on the board of the Collections Committee at the Detroit Institute of Arts. She is a trustee on the board of the College of Creative Studies, where she also serves on the esteemed school’s Fashion Accessories Board. Nicole also serves on the Advisory Board at the American Theatre Wing, on the Advisory Board at Motown Museum’s National Legacy Council as well as on the Board at the Detroit Public Theatre. Named “One of the Top 100 Party Planners in the United States” by Salonniere in 2016, Nicole is frequently asked by various high-profile charities to chair their signature fundraising events or to be on their Host Committees, to which she also volunteers a considerable amount of time.
Nicole graduated from Northeastern University with a Bachelor of Science, honed in on an English Major, and Literature Minor. In 2016, Nicole celebrated her 20-year wedding anniversary to Stephen Eisenberg, President of Kenwal Steel, with whom she has two children, Noah and Evan. Nicole and Stephen have deep ties to Detroit and the surrounding counties: loyally supporting the University of Michigan Health System for many years with a particular focus on Mott and Cardiovascular Center. Their family has been so touched by caregivers there, they have made personal gifts to support Patient Care and Research. Nicole was published in a University of Michigan Heath Care Book by Linda R. Larin, Editor, “Inspired to Change-Improving Patient Care One Story at a Time”. The singular theme being to change the way Health Care is delivered, to bring Patient-Centered and Family-Centered care to life. Nicole’s chapter concentrates on her father and being an advocate in his health care journey of 12 years. She owes the 3 extra years of life, her father, Dr. Michael Weingarden, was given, due to the outstanding personal and professional care to the U of M Cardiovascular Center; with a special mention to Drs. Francis Pagani and Brad Dyke.
Nicole, Stephen and their children have a true love of Broadway, theatre and music, and through that devotion, gave the lead gift to Detroit Country Day School, donating the Nicole and Stephen Eisenberg Studio Theatre. The first Black Box Theatre of its kind to be installed in a Michigan school, allowing children a chance to follow their dreams to the stage, or be involved in productions that give them a chance to escape from the rigors of daily work and athletics.