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.

Click on the team member’s image below to learn more about them!

Hadley Streng

Chris Riker

Vice President of Advancement & Donor Services
criker@ghacf.org

Patty MacDonald

Director of Finance & Administration
pmacdonald@ghacf.org

Holly Cole

Director of Grants & Program
hcole@ghacf.org

Melanie Swiftney

Director of Marketing & Communications
mswiftney@ghacf.org

Kari Fuller

Director, Coopersville Area Community Foundation
kfuller@ghacf.org

Lauren Grevel

Education & Youth Initiatives Officer
lgrevel@ghacf.org

Rebecca Nash

Administrative Assistant
rnash@ghacf.org

Adrienne Whisman

Philanthropic Services Associate
awhisman@ghacf.org

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

Chair
Centennial Securities Company

Chad Bush

Vice Chair
US Retail, Inc.

Nelson Jacobson

Secretary
JSJ Corporation

Tammy Bailey

Treasurer
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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You Make an Impact in Our Community

Your contribution makes a difference – right here in Northwest Ottawa County. As our community’s needs evolve, we remain committed to improving the quality of life for all because we all benefit from a healthy and vibrant community.

Support the Greatest Needs Fund on Giving Tuesday

Will you give to the Greatest Needs Fund today? Every contribution makes a difference – right here in Northwest Ottawa County.

Your generous contribution to the Greatest Needs Fund today allows us to invest in our community in a flexible and impactful way that addresses a broad range of critical needs, including future needs that cannot be anticipated.

Giving Thanks

During this time of Thanksgiving, we’d like to pause and thank you. (Yes, you.) We don’t do anything alone, and whether you gave time, talent, or treasure this year, we want you to know how much we value you and your generosity. 

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