Claudia First Week 5

Claudia Pohlen

Campaign Coordinator

cpohlen@grfoundation.org

616.454.1751 x138

Joined the Community Foundation:
2021

Inspirational Quote:

Dare to change the world. There is nothing quixotic or romantic in wanting to change the world. It is possible. It is the age-old vocation of all humanity. I can't think of a better life than one dedicated to passion, to dreams, to the stubbornness that defies chaos and disillusionment

Gioconda Belli

What Claudia does:

As campaign coordinator, Claudia will coordinate all activities related to the centennial campaign. From creating campaign materials, volunteer support to communication with new and existing donor partners

What Claudia did before:

Claudia has an extensive background including working with the Hispanic Center of Western Michigan and True North Community Services.  She earned her master’s degree in public administration from Grand Valley State University and her bachelor’s degree from Universidad Iberoamericana de Ciencia y Tecnologia. Claudia is bilingual in Spanish and English, fluent in Italian and proficient in French!

When Claudia isn't working:

She is spending time with her husband, son and friends. 

A few of Claudia's favorite things…

Nonprofit:
Hispanic Center of Western Michigan
Place to send out-of-towners:
Heritage Hill walking tours
Place to eat or drink:
Mexo, Pupuseria el Salvador, El Globo, Donkey..
Part of her job:
Being part of an institution that the community trusts to lead the changes we want to see.