Tara Takken

Executive Assistant


616.454.1751 x116

Joined the Community Foundation:

Inspirational Quote:

You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

What Tara Does:

Tara serves as the administrative liaison to the Board of Trustees and provides high-level support to the executive department.

What Tara did before:

Tara worked as the director of administrative services at Fremont Area Community Foundation. She earned her bachelor’s degree in business economics from Grand Valley State University and is working toward her master’s degree in public administration from Pennsylvania State University.

When Tara isn’t working:

She loves spending time with her family, mountain biking, yoga, discovering new places to eat and her dog.

A few of Tara's favorite things…

Humane Society of West Michigan
Place to send out-of-towners:
TreeRunner Grand Rapids Adventure Park
Place to eat or drink:
Part of her job:
Marking connections with a variety of people