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Tracy Van Solkema, bCRE-Pro she/her

Annual Giving & Data Services Manager

tvansolkema@grfoundation.org

616.454.1751 x130

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Joined the Community Foundation:
2012

Inspirational Quote:

We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.

Winston Churchill

What Tracy does:

Tracy manages annual giving activities to help raise funds to support the Community Foundation's endowment. She administers the Community Foundation's research activities and maintains and analyzes the data to provide strategic direction for the Development Department. She is a bCRE-Pro (Blackbaud Certified Raiser's Edge Professional) a designation she earned in 2016.

What she did before:

With over fifteen years of experience in the nonprofit sector in various areas including the arts, higher education and human services, Tracy truly enjoys helping nonprofit organizations build meaningful relationships and make successful, data-driven decisions. Prior to working at the Community Foundation, Tracy was the fund development manager for Kids Food Basket. Tracy has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Public Relations and Advertising from Grand Valley State University.

When Tracy’s not working:

Tracy enjoys adventuring with her family and friends, including traveling to new cities, learning about new cultures, and getting outdoors. When not working or adventuring, she keeps busy keeping up with her two children, reading, and listening to live music.

A few of Tracy's favorite things…

Nonprofit:
Children's Assessment Center
Place to send out-of-towners:
Grand Rapids Art Museum
Place to eat or drink:
Long Road Distillery
Part of her job:
Using data for evaluation and strategic planning

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