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2022-23 Foundation Annual Report

2022-23 At-A-Glance

$40 Millions in Assets

661 Donors

537 Total Funds

1,571 Students Awarded

$595,566 Total Contributions

$1 Million in Scholarships Awarded

Our Thanks

We are excited to share with you the hard work the Grand Rapids Community College Foundation has done this past year.

Sharing Our Stories

Donations make a difference in your community.

Giving Everyone a Chance

As a teacher, then GRCC trustee, Olivia Margo Anderson
worked to ensure access to education.

I Belong Here

Scholarship helps Joel Reyes Hernandez build a new future in the United States.

Giving Beyond Self

Professor Nikki Smith sees foundation
donations as part of her work in
transforming students’ lives.

Meet Our Staff

You will find some new faces in the offices and halls of Custer Alumni House!

Riley Brooket, scholarship coordinator – Brooket joined the foundation in 2022, after working at Jackson College, Grand Valley State University and WGVU.

Mary Reed, donor stewardship manager – A GRCC alumna, Reed started in the Financial Aid Office in 2002, stepping into her current foundation role in 2015.

Erin Van Egmond, executive directorBefore being named to the foundation’s top post, Van Egmond served as associate director. She started at GRCC in 1998 as a student worker in the Financial Aid Office and became part of the foundation in 2005, serving as donor relations coordinator and director of alumni relations.

Custer Alumni House

Custer Alumni House

Jenna Mencarelli

Jenna Mencarelli, development manager for Alumni Relations and annual giving – Mencarelli has worked with nonprofit organizations, including the state House and MOKA, for about 10 years. She joined GRCC in 2021.

Becca Rogers, database coordinator – Rogers joined GRCC in February 2023 as the foundation’s administrative assistant and was promoted to her new position in May. She previously worked with a variety of nonprofits, including Family Futures, Equity PAC and Planned Parenthood Advocates of Michigan.

Go Green

You can receive future GRCC Foundation annual reports online – with the same stories of our students, our events and our efforts as in the print version. If you want to “go green” and receive the electronic version in future years, let us know.

GRCC Foundation Mission

It is the mission of the GRCC Foundation to secure and manage financial gifts to support and promote student, employee and community learning, enabling the college to fulfill its mission and vision.

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