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Chantal Pasag

Program Officer

CPasag@GRFoundation.org

616.454.1751 x124

Joined the Community Foundation:
2022

Inspirational Quote:

Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced.

James Baldwin

What Chantal Does:
As program officer, Chantal is responsible for facilitating resource allocation by community committees of existing specialty funds including the Nonprofit Technical Assistant Fund, geographic affiliates, Black Legacy Fund, Somos Comunidad, Dream Fund, and Our LGBTQ Fund. She will lead the activities of our Youth Grant Committee and play a supportive role in informing strategic opportunities and connections between the Foundation and our community partners at grassroot levels.

What Chantal did before:
Chantal spent 2 years+ as a design associate for Public Agency at WMCAT – a community design consultancy – leading custom project work and multi-sector collaboration using Design Thinking methodologies with a community-centered approach. Prior to that she ran her own professional photography business, volunteered on the GREDC Board, and facilitated an underground Supper Club focusing on chefs of color in order to share traditional cultural dishes in a curated setting.

When Chantal isn’t working:
She is hanging out with her family, trying out new restaurants or getting friends together to share a good meal, doing something outside and active (usually searching for or being in the sunshine), and yoga + meditation.

A few of Chantal's favorite things…

Nonprofit:
The Diatribe
Place to send out-of-towners:
The Lake, PJ Hoffmaster State Park, Traverse City and surrounding areas, Sleeping Bear Dunes
Place to eat or drink:
Sovengard, 40 Acres, Buffalo Traders Lounge, and The Southerner! (just to name a few)
Part of Chantal's job:
Getting to know people in the community and what they’re interested in and passionate about