Get to know Amanda:
What do you actually do all day long?
Researching, writing, gathering and sharing content with our members about issues of importance to philanthropy, learning opportunities and more.
What is the best part of your job?
Lifting up the innovative and impactful work of our members.
Favorite flavor of ice cream?
Hudsonville Ice Cream strawberry cheesecake.
What music are you streaming?
“Classical Goes Pop” radio station on Pandora.
Why do you love where you live?
I’m a Michigan transplant, hailing from the home of the Kentucky Derby (Louisville, Kentucky). I moved here and quickly fell in love with the lakeshore and the many hidden gems of Michigan.
If you could choose a super power, what would it be?
The power of flight, it would make travel so much easier.
Favorite book from childhood?
"Charlotte’s Web." Now that I’m a parent, my favorite children’s book is "Princesses Wear Pants."
Impossible for me to choose!
Iceland is on my bucket list.
Exploring the local food scene in Grand Rapids, reading, seeking new outdoor adventures in Michigan and traveling.