The Grand Haven Area Community Foundation Board

Board of Trustees

The Governing Board of the Grand Haven Area Community Foundation is made up of local leaders from diverse backgrounds. Our trustees provide invaluable guidance and vision for all areas of our work. These individuals donate their time, energy, and expertise to help us identify opportunities for long-term community impact, respond swiftly and appropriately when unforeseen challenges arise, and address our community’s ever-changing social, cultural, educational, and greatest needs.

mark pereira

Mark Pereira

Chair
Consultant

Cindy Anderson

Cindy Anderson

Vice Chair
Retired Educator

Pat Verduin

Pat Verduin

Secretary
MIJA

Keith Konarska

Keith Konarska

Treasurer
Consultant/retired Superintendent

Brandon Brown

Brandon Brown

CEO, American Repair Maintenence

Mary Carole Cotter

Mary Carole Cotter

Attorney/NOCH VolunteerServices Dept.

Natalia Kovicak

Natalia Kovicak

President, Economic Club of Grand Rapids

Robert Peel

Robert Peel

Managing Director, Baird

David Swain

Dr. David H. Swain

Dentist

Barb VanHeest

Barb VanHeest

Relationship Manager, Chase Business Banking

Shirley Woodruff

Shirley Woodruff

Vice President, Heritage Property Management

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Why Start a Donor Advised Fund?

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