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Grand Traverse Regional Community Foundation


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About Us

The Grand Traverse Regional Community Foundation exists to enhance the quality of life in our communities, now and forever, by serving as a leader of local philanthropy.

We do this by:
- Developing and supporting a diverse collection of permanent endowments supported by a wide range of donors.
- Involving a large number of regional volunteers in building endowments and in awarding grants to benefit our communities.
- Developing an understanding of the role of charitable giving in filling community needs.
- Empowering youth to make a difference through grant making and leadership.

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Our Team
Dave Mengebier, President & CEO
Alison Metiva, Vice President, Strategic Engagement and Programs
Paul Kester, Vice President, Finance and Administration
Steve Wade, Vice President, Gift Planning
Gina Thornbury, Program Officer
Pam Amundsen, Communications Officer
Brittany Morton, Program and Administrative Associate
Joan Hughes, Administrative Donor Support Services