New PR and Marketing Specialist

Grand Rapids Community Foundation welcomes Meredith Fennema as PR & Marketing Specialist. In this position, Fennema will assist in all foundation communication efforts, include writing for the website, Current, and other Foundation events and publications. 

“I am thrilled to join an organization that is diligently pursuing excellence and outstanding results throughout its efforts and truly leading the Grand Rapids community towards a more diverse and inclusive future,” said Community Foundation PR & Marketing Specialist Meredith Fennema.

Fennema joins the Grand Rapids Community Foundation following her time as the Public Relations & Social Media Manager for ArtPrize. Previously, she managed Bing Goei’s write-in campaign for 76th State Representative and carried out communications strategies in Nairobi, Kenya, for the fair trade organization Venture Imports.  Fennema received a bachelor’s degree in Business Communications and Political Science from Calvin College.

Fennema serves on the Baxter Neighborhood Association Board and volunteers with Gays In Faith Together (G.I.F.T.). She enjoys hosting neighborhood pancake breakfasts, showing off her very amateur basketball skills, and backpacking and CouchSurfing in places near and far as often as possible.