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Audra Hartges-Stern she/her

Strategic Communications Specialist

616.454.1751 x106


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Joined the Community Foundation:

Inspirational Quote:

Community is a place where the connections felt in our hearts make themselves known in the bonds between people, and where the tuggings and pullings of those bonds keep opening our hearts.

Parker J. Palmer

What Audra does:

Audra works with the Vice President, Strategic Communications to develop and implement communication strategies and tactics to connect and engage the Community Foundation’s various audiences. She oversees public relations programs and creates content to advance the Community Foundation’s strategic goals.

What she did before:

Previously, Audra held media relations and corporate communications roles at Steelcase, a Grand Rapids-based contract furniture manufacturer. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Advertising and Public Relations from Grand Valley State University.

When Audra isn’t working:

She enjoys gardening, hiking, and searching for unique knick-knacks at antique malls.

A few of Audra's favorite things…

Land Conservancy of West Michigan
Place to send out-of-towners:
Grand Rapids Coffee Roasters for the Saturday Experience
Place to eat or drink:
Mr. Burger!
Part of her job:
Sharing the stories of our incredible partners

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