Andrea Judd-Shurmur


Director, Learning Services
[email protected]

At a glance:

Here's what I can help you with:

  • Services for community foundations such as trainings, retreats, and information about the Community Foundation Databook or other resources
  • Programming information about our partnership programs such as the Tri-State Partnership or the Grantmaking Series with The Johnson Center for Philanthropy
  • Getting connected with our Health Funders Affinity Group or Rural Philanthropy Affinity Group

Leadership roles: 
I serve as a Tri-Chair for Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy (EPIP) Michigan, in addition to serving on the Kansas Association of Community Foundations Conference National Advisory Council.

Get to know Andrea:

What do you actually do all day long?

I coordinate our webinars, in-person training programs, and staff retreats; connect our members with resources; and work with our partners to bring innovative new education, resources, and opportunities to Michigan. My body of work focuses primarily, but not exclusively, on community foundation programming and special projects.

Favorite flavor of ice cream?

Hudsonville’s Grand Traverse Bay Cherry Fudge

What music are you streaming?

A little bit of everything. At work, it is the likely the “Motivational Indie” station on Google Play

Why do you love where you live?

I love the diversity of the area. I can travel less than 20 minutes and experience a different type of food or cultural activity.

If you would choose a super power, what would it be?

Spiderman’s web shooters – then I can fly and move objects.

Favorite book from childhood?

"Love You Forever" by Robert N. Munsch

Favorite book?

Too many to choose from! One that has stuck with me for a while is "Jane Eyre" by Charlotte Bronte

Dream vacation?

Spending a week in Portland, Oregon experiencing all the food and culture the city has to offer.


Running, reading, and baking.