Diana R. Sieger

President

dsieger@grfoundation.org

616.454.1751 x105

Joined the Community Foundation:
1987

Inspirational Quote:

One can never consent to creep when one feels an impulse to soar.

Helen Keller

What Diana does:

Diana is responsible for the Community Foundation’s leadership, management, strategic planning and development. In her 29 years as President of Grand Rapids Community Foundation, she has actively engaged in efforts to significantly grow the Foundation’s resources and she has fearlessly moved forward to address key issues. She is an effective community, statewide and national leader in community problem solving, policy development and advocacy.

What she did before:

A leader with a passion for making a positive impact in every facet of community life, Diana earned a Masters of Social Work degree from Western Michigan University focusing on Policy, Planning and Administration. Diana has been honored with numerous awards, including the 2014 Athena Award and the Tribute Award. She was named one of the 100 Most Influential Women in Michigan by Crain’s Detroit.

When Diana’s not working:

Diana loves art fairs and shows and has a wonderful mix of contemporary art displayed both in her home and her office. She entertains frequently and loves her friends! Deeply committed to philanthropy, she is involved with both state and national organizations promoting the value of giving back.

A few of Diana's favorite things…

Nonprofit:
Grand Rapids Community Foundation, of course!
Place to send out-of-towners:
Grand Rapids Art Museum
Place to eat or drink:
Amore Trattoria
Part of her job:
Getting immersed in knotty community issues and collaborating with many partners to land on solutions

Diana's Recent Posts

Lead and the Work of Inequality

The recent water crisis in Flint has highlighted the enormous challenges faced by marginalized populations, especially in cities still trying to recover from our changing economy. Basic life opportunities escape the grasp of those with limited means, voice, and mobility [...]

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