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DeShawn Pope She/Her/Hers

Strategic Communications Assistant

616.454.1751 x136


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Joined the Community Foundation:

Inspirational Quote:

As we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.

Marianne Williamson

What DeShawn Does:

As a strategic communications assistant, DeShawn supports the Strategic Communications Department by providing administrative support, providing editorial assistance, organizing and archiving materials, and being a thought partner and brand ambassador. She also is a member of the Software Transition Committee at the Community Foundation.

What DeShawn did before:

She has worked at various nonprofits doing engagement and project management work, including her most recent role at ICCF Community Homes as a community connector. She earned her bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Western Michigan University and her master's degree in public administration with a concentration in nonprofit leadership and management from Grand Valley State University.

When DeShawn isn’t working:

She enjoys fitness activities, traveling with her husband, cooking, and reading. Deshawn is dedicated to the community and is the Leadership and Recognition Co-Chair for the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network of Grand Rapids.

A few of DeShawn's favorite things…

ICCF Community Homes
Place to send out-of-towners:
Rosy Mound Natural Area
Place to eat or drink:
Real Food Café or Westsider Café
Part of her job:
Sharing the great work of the Community Foundation made possible through our community

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