The Grand Haven Area Community Foundation Team

The Grand Haven Area Community Foundation is made up of a team of dedicated individuals who are committed to our mission of overall community betterment. No matter what you’re here for, the Community Foundation team is here for you.

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Hadley Streng

Chris Riker

Vice President of Advancement & Donor Services

Patty MacDonald

Director of Finance & Administration

Holly Cole

Director of Grants & Program

Kari Fuller

Director, Coopersville Area Community Foundation

Melanie Swiftney

Director of Marketing & Communications

Lauren Grevel

Education & Youth Initiatives Officer

Adrienne Whisman

Philanthropic Services Associate

The GHACF is where it is today because of the men and women who’ve served on our board. We’re thankful for their passion, dedication, and service. Click to learn more and see the list of all those who have served on the GHACF board.

Board of Trustees

The Governing Board of the Grand Haven Area Community Foundation is made up of local leaders from diverse backgrounds. Our trustees provide invaluable guidance and vision for all areas of our work. These individuals donate their time, energy, and expertise to help us identify opportunities for long-term community impact, respond swiftly and appropriately when unforeseen challenges arise, and address our community’s ever-changing social, cultural, educational, and greatest needs.

Randy Hansen

Centennial Securities Company

Chad Bush

Vice Chair
US Retail, Inc.

Nelson Jacobson

JSJ Corporation

Tammy Bailey

Buy Right Packaging Supply

Mark Kleist

Scholten Fant

Cindy Anderson

Retired Educator

Sandy Huber

Retired Educator

Anil Mandala

V Solutions Global

Mark Pereira

Brilliance Publishing/Amazon

Barb VanHeest

Chase Bank

Pat VerDuin

Workforce development

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Thank You to Our Outgoing Board Members

Each spring, our Governance Committee identifies and invites community members to serve on our Board of Trustees. It also means we must say farewell to those who have completed their service. This year, Sandy Huber and Mark Kleist have reached the end of their terms.

Why We Give: Ken and Mary Terpstra

For Ken and Mary Terpstra, teaching their children to give back to the community has been something they’ve always strived to do.

Grant Helps Pave Way for Housing for All

We are pleased to announce five first-round grant awards, totaling $262,500, in support of Northwest Ottawa County. This includes a $12,500 grant to the City of Grand Haven for an updated zoning ordinance that would allow residential housing and mixed-use structures to be more easily developed within the Grand Haven community.

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