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Angel Mendiola

Philanthropic Services Manager

amendiola@grfoundation.org

616.454.1751 x109

Joined the Community Foundation:
2020

Inspirational Quote:

Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

What Angel Does: 

Angel works with the director of philanthropic services to build and deepen relationships with donor advisors and fund representatives. She coordinates and implements educational activities for donor advisors that foster engagement and share community insights.

What she did before: 

Angel was previously the regional development specialist at Kids’ Food Basket in Muskegon, Michigan.  She was also community impact coordinator at Greater Ottawa County United Way. She currently serves on the board of directors for Greater Muskegon Jaycees and R.E.A.D Ottawa. She received her bachelor’s degree in Public and Nonprofit Administration with a minor in International Relations from Grand Valley State University, and her master’s degree in Nonprofit Administration from Lindenwood University.

When Angel isn’t working: 

She enjoys traveling, exploring Michigan’s beautiful beaches and campgrounds, visiting craft breweries, volunteering, spoiling her two beagles and cat and spending time with her friends and family.

 

A few of Angel's favorite things…

Nonprofit:
Grand Rapids Community Foundation, Kids’ Food Basket, Fair Housing Center of West Michigan and R.E.A.D Ottawa
Place to send out-of-towners:
Downtown Market and Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park
Place to eat or drink:
Any of the breweries and Donkey Taqueria or San Chez Bistro
Part of her job:
Building relationships