Trustees + Committees

The People That Help us do Our Work

Meet our Board of Trustees and people that volunteer on the committees of Grand Rapids Community Foundation.

TRUSTEES OF THE COMMUNITY FOUNDATION

  • Kyle Caldwell 0656 Resize

    Kyle D. Caldwell, chair

    President & CEO

    Council of Michigan Foundations

  • Kathy Vogelsang 0828 Resize

    Kathleen B. Vogelsang

    Chief Investment Officer

    Van Andel Institute

  • Grcf Ken Fawcett 0074Rt Thumbnail

    Ken Fawcett, MD

    Vice President of Healthier Communities

    Spectrum Health

  • Tom Kyros 1159 Resize

    Thomas Kyros

    Partner

    Varnum, LLP

  • Emily Loeks 0736 Resize

    Emily Loeks

    Director of Community Affairs & Public Relations

    Loeks Theatres, Inc.

  • GRCF Brandy Lovelady Mitchell 0111rt resized

    Brandy Lovelady Mitchell, Ed.D.

    Director of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

    Michigan Education Association

  • Ana Ramirez Saenz 0128 Resize

    Ana Ramirez-Saenz

    Founder and CEO

    La Fuente Consulting LLC

  • Staff Placeholder

    Samantha Rivera

    Youth Trustee

    Grandville High School

  • Grcf  Ric Roane 90 Resize

    Ric Roane

    Partner

    Warner Norcross & Judd

  • Grcf Renee Williams 0015 Resize For Web

    Reneé Williams

    Senior Vice President, Community Development

    Huntington Bank

  • Daniel Williams 0008Rt

    Daniel Williams, Ed.D.

    President

    Steelcase Foundation

Our Committees

We're grateful to the community members who guide and advise us.

Advisory Council

  • Bryant Mitchell, chair
  • Art Betancourt
  • Craig Clark
  • Stephanie Doublestein
  • Brent Geers
  • Candy Isabel
  • Jenifer Jackson
  • Nakia Kyler
  • Tim Mroz
  • Jennifer Pascua
  • Mary Reagan Shapton
  • Eddie T.L.Tadlock
  • Dave Thompson
  • Caitlin Townsend Lamb
  • Shaun Shira, staff

Black Legacy Fund

  • Keyuana Rosemond, chair
  • Jeff Chappell
  • Kenneth James
  • Denavvia Mojet
  • Lauri S. Parks
  • Jennifer Smith
  • Aleka Thrash
  • Zahna Woodson
  • Danah Montgomery - Staff

Audit

  • Janice Oshinski, chair
  • David Centers
  • Cindy Havard
  • Thomas Kyros
  • Matt Osterhaven
  • Carlos Sanchez
  • Danielle Brown, staff
  • Diana Sieger, staff
  • Stan Vander Roest, staff

Challenge Scholars Dream Fund Committee

  • Chi Benedict
  • Travus Burton
  • Larissa Clay
  • Melissa Dean
  • Pablo Garcia
  • Kiki (Kenyana) Gary
  • Isabel Lopez-Slattery
  • Jessica Maat
  • Ermelinda Pedro
  • Jeremiah Weismann
  • Chantal Pasag, staff
  • Cris Kutzli, staff

Fund for Community Good Advisory Committee

  • Emily Loeks, chair
  • Belinda "Lin" Bardwell
  • Mercedes Barragan
  • DeDe Esque
  • Dr. Brandy Lovelady Mitchell
  • Aaron Turner
  • MarcQus Wright
  • Janean Couch, staff
  • Eugene Sueing, staff

Impact Investment

  • Alex Caceres, Co-Chair
  • Kyama Kitavi, Co-Chair
  • Christina L. Keller
  • Michael G. Rosloniec
  • Kathleen B. Vogelsang
  • Stan Vander Roest, staff

Investment Review

  • Joan Garety, chair
  • Bill Darooge
  • David W. Edwards
  • Eric Foster
  • Greg Geisler
  • Edward Mikolay
  • Laina Mills
  • Ana Ramirez-Saenz
  • Nelson Sanchez
  • Kathleen Vogelsang
  • Renee Williams
  • Danielle Brown, staff
  • Diana Sieger, staff
  • Stan Vander Roest, staff

Somos Comunidad Fund

  • Carlos Sanchez, chair
  • Andres Abreu
  • Alex Caceres
  • Sergio Cira-Reyes
  • Guillermo Cisneros
  • Claudia Covarrubias
  • Omar Cuevas
  • Ivette Melendez
  • Alexis Reame
  • Lea Tobar
  • Rebeca Velazquez-Publes
  • Danah Montgomery - Staff

Our LGBTQ Fund

  • Michele McIsaac, chair
  • Emily Ambs
  • Ricardo Benavidez
  • Holly Cole
  • Graci Harkema
  • Teri Jourdan
  • Marilyn Lankfer
  • Jill May
  • Austin McNeal
  • Stephanie Myott-Beebe
  • DL McKinney
  • Shelley Padnos, founder
  • Keyuana Rosemond
  • Carol Sarosik, founder
  • Eric-John Szczepaniak
  • Chantal Pasag, staff
  • Jenine Torres, staff
  • Erika VanDyke, staff

Professional Advisory

  • Molly Tupper Chelovich, co-chair
  • Laura Radle, co-chair
  • Michelle Anthes
  • Jason Brinks
  • Robert Brower Jr.
  • Mandy Chardoul
  • Pamela Cross
  • Carl W. Dufendach
  • Eric Fischer
  • Brent Geers
  • Wendy Holtvluwer
  • Laura Jeltema
  • Neil Kimball
  • Bonnie Kopp
  • Thomas Kyros
  • Josh Pfennig
  • Nick Reister
  • Robert Schellenberg Jr.
  • Melissa Seguin
  • Eric Smith
  • Corinne Sprague
  • Shaun Shira, staff
  • Marilyn Zack, staff


Members Emeritus

  • Lori Baker
  • Christopher Edgar
  • Fred Gaul
  • Dirk Hoffius
  • Marilyn Lankfer
  • Dan Miller
  • Jeff Power
  • Mike Taylor
  • Mike VanHaren

Scholarship

  • June Anderson
  • Ron Apol
  • Mary M. Appelt
  • Jennifer Bailey
  • Claudia Bajema
  • Beth Banta
  • Mercedes Barragan
  • Janeé L. Beville
  • Damon Bouwkamp
  • Kathy Boylon
  • Reed Bretz
  • Myra Burton
  • Molly J. Tupper Chelovich
  • Sue Y. Chu
  • Leeann Clay
  • Beverly Clifford
  • Clay Coleman
  • Ty Cook
  • Chelsea M. Coretti
  • Joe Croft
  • Khumbo Croft
  • John D. Darling
  • Bill Darooge
  • Gwendolyn D. Dawkins
  • Maureen F. Dreher
  • Hugh Eisen
  • Jack Finn
  • Tess Gaibi-Vandongen
  • Patricia D. Gardner
  • Victoria Gibbs
  • Derether Greer
  • Daniel Groce
  • Kathy Hackett
  • Ty Hallock
  • Mary Hanson
  • Kenyatta Hill
  • Laura B. Huizenga
  • Jennifer Jackson
  • William Jackson
  • Jennifer L. Jordan
  • Cathryn Keating
  • Kurt F. Kimball
  • Shay Kraley
  • Marjorie Kuipers
  • Tammy Looman
  • Tim Lopez
  • Elias Lumpkins
  • Allen E. MacDonald
  • Nancy Maiquez
  • J. Joseph Mapes
  • Jon G. March
  • J. Stephen Marshall
  • Rodney D. Martin
  • Kimberly McKee
  • Diane McMillan
  • Pam E. Mitchell
  • David W. Morgenstern
  • Kenneth H. Morris
  • Rachel P. Mraz
  • Carol Muth
  • Patricia E. Newby
  • Peggy Novosad
  • Dan A. Oumedian
  • Chad Patton
  • Anke Pearson
  • Todd Peters
  • Jane Plaisted
  • Charles F. Pletcher
  • Susan Pocklington
  • Gary E. Pritchard
  • Laura M. Urzola Rivas
  • Richard A. Roane
  • Huemartin Robinson
  • Chaunte Rodgers
  • Kelli Rose
  • Chuck Ruffin
  • David M. Russell
  • Margaret E. Ryan
  • Frederick Sebulske
  • Amy Skogstrom
  • Matt Slagle
  • J. Patrick Smith
  • Corinne N. Sprague
  • Wendy L. Stock
  • Rebecca Strauss
  • Lorie Tensen
  • Beverly Thiel
  • Mark Thomson
  • Vertlee Trice
  • Erica Tuohy
  • Joy Uddin
  • Jacquelyn Vander Laan
  • Lou VanderHave
  • Diane VanderVeen
  • Lillian VanderVeen
  • Jade VanderVelde
  • Jolan Webster
  • Yilin Wendland-Liu
  • Barbara Wepman
  • Carol Werkema
  • James B. White
  • Lois Wilber
  • Carole Morgan Williams
  • Troy Yarbrough
  • Ruth Bishop, staff

Technology Advisory

  • Jeff Kissinger, chair
  • Laura Conrad
  • Bill Corkill
  • Doug MacNEIL
  • Carrie Quigley
  • Ashima Saigal
  • Mark Slagle
  • Kelly Talsma
  • Ann Puckett, staff
  • Stan Vander Roest, staff

Youth Grant

  • Rohit Agarwal, City High Middle School
  • Sparsh Aiyar, City High Middle School
  • Alani Arnold, Grandville High School
  • Caebre Baty, Grand Rapids Christian
  • Stella BooydeGraaff, Grand Rapids Christian
  • Jazpe Cano, Southwest Community Campus
  • Lendy Chavez, Catholic Central High School
  • Noah Chun, Grand Rapids Christian
  • Britney Garcia, City High Middle School
  • Camille Gerville-Reache, Forest Hills Northern High School
  • Emmalene Grace, Grand Rapids Christian
  • Claire Hart, Grand Rapids Christian
  • Helen Lee, Forest Hills Northern High School
  • John Lee, Forest Hills Northern High School
  • Juan Manuel Lopez Zamudio, Byron Center High School
  • Jeannette Muhawenimana, Ottawa High School
  • Temesgen Muruts, West Michigan Aviation Academy
  • Lily Nykamp, Grand Rapids Christian
  • Sydney Ozinga, South Christian High School
  • Samantha Rivera, Grandville High School
  • Natalie Rodriguez, City High Middle School
  • Alexandria Smith, Grandville High School
  • Madeline Uren, City High Middle School
  • Julian Wilson, City Middle High School
  • Chantal Pasag, staff


More about the YGC and its work here.