Natalie S. Lang, a longtime First Place champion and dear friend of Denise Resnik, passed away in the fall of 2017. We miss her smarts, energy, passion and all-in, 24/7 commitment. Natalie was always eager to contact anyone, at anytime, for our cause.
With a distinguished career as a strategic business consultant for more than 35 years, Natalie worked with many Fortune 100 clients in the areas of organizational development, marketing and planning, competitive analysis, governance, communications, branding and cause-related marketing.
She was a devoted Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center (SARRC) volunteer for more than a decade, helping the nonprofit create and launch its Arts & Culture Program for Exceptional Children, raise significant funds and strategically plan for its future.
Natalie was an active member of the First Place® AZ capital campaign cabinet and advisory council. She also served in many volunteer and leadership capacities throughout her career and on a number of boards, including the Arizona Governor’s Arts Commission, Contemporary Forum-Phoenix Art Museum, Ina Levine Jewish Community Campus, Jewish Community Foundation, Jewish Federation, Arizona Foundation for Women and Arizona Women’s Forum.
In celebration of her life and through a generous contribution from her estate, we have established the Natalie S. Lang Arts & Culture Program at First Place–Phoenix.