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Raquel DeLeon

At the Heart of West Michigan United Way, I manage our organization’s web presence and events. I am responsible for developing and implementing emarketing plans that promote a variety of different United Way initiatives and events online via email, our website and social media platforms.

The Heart of West Michigan United Way collaborates with other organizations throughout West Michigan to advance the common good – directing change and creating opportunities for a better life for all who live here. We focus our efforts in three critical areas: education, income and health, which are the building blocks to a successful life.

Job Title: eMarketing and Events Specialist
Company: Heart of West Michigan United Way
College: Grand Valley State University, BS Advertising and Public Relations, Master of Public and Nonprofit Administration, Allendale, MI

Ricardo Tavárez

Camp Tall Turf seeks to invest in the Grand Rapids community, not just through its summer youth camp, but through personally investing in the lives of youth through its LIT (Leader In Training) program.  During the summer and school-year, middle and high school age youth apply to be a part of this highly competitive program.  The selected young leaders go through diversity training, developing personal mission statements, and learning skills in the areas of leadership, team building, fund raising, goal setting, conflict resolution, time management, communication, and more.  They participate on service projects, go on college tours, and learn what its like to serve in the higher roles of businesses and other organizations.  Additionally, they enact the power of peer leadership during Tall Turf's high school camp sessions and through using their skills to serve younger kids and teens.  All this is done in a Christian environment where participants are also challenged to grow in their Christian faith. The Service & Leadership Training Coordinator serves as the guide for training sessions while supervising and organizing the activities of this program.  This coordinator also works within the Tall Turf organization with other youth programs in general, the promotion/marketing of youth programs, summer staff recruitment and training, and other administrative tasks.

Job Title: Service & Leadership Training Coordinator
Company: Camp Tall Turf
College: Kuyper College, International Business/Marketing, Bible & Theology, Grand Rapids, MI

Joe Jerz

At the Heart of West Michigan United Way, I am responsible for securing and growing individual Leadership contributions of $500 plus annually, and individual Tocqueville Society contributions of $10,000 plus annually.  

The Heart of West Michigan United Way collaborates with other organizations throughout West Michigan to advance the common good – directing change and creating opportunities for a better life for all who live here. We focus our efforts in three critical areas: education, income and health, which are the building blocks to a successful life.

Job Title: Director of Major Gifts
Company: Heart of West Michigan United Way
College: Lewis University, Master of Business Administration, Romeoville, IL

Adrienne Wallace

As Manager of Volunteer Services my main task is scheduling, recruiting, training and retaining volunteers for the entire organization and educating them about Kids’ Food Basket (KFB) including the nature of our cause:  attacking childhood hunger. I also coordinate volunteers for other special events promoting Kids’ Food Basket, third party fundraisers, taskforces, and various hunger issue events, etc in the Greater Grand Rapids community. At KFB volunteers comprise a substantial portion of our overall operations, we maintain a staff of eight people but a volunteer force of well over 5,000 individuals, averaging 150 volunteers through our doors daily, and pitching in somewhere in the neighborhood of over $800,000.00 annually. In addition to rallying adult volunteers I oversee the Kids' Helping Kids program which seeks to organize children to help other children through efforts on school campuses and various group gathering throughout Greater Grand Rapids, including both service and non-service programs.  Children volunteer hours comprise roughly 25% of our overall volunteer efforts which lead to feeding close to 5,000 kids their third meal, each and every school day.  Lastly, I assist with the social media outreach efforts of Kids' Food Basket.

Post college, I chose this area to live in because it's economical, diverse, inviting, safe, and it fulfills my need for city life and activities but also, gives me close proximity to Lake Michigan and all of West Michigan's amazing public beaches and green spaces.  This job opportunity was very much unexpected!  You really NEVER know where you are going to meet a future employer.

In addition to my responsibilities at Kids' Food Basket, I'm faculty at my alma mater Grand Valley State University where I teach Public Relations and Communications classes to undergraduate students.  In this role I am able to bring a slice of the professional world into the classroom to boost the content of the textbook and projects.  My students work on real projects on campus and in the community and get a unique perspective on Public Relations, Writing and Communications as it relates to our region.

This is also a position that I was introduced to via a connection, only this time in real life!  I can't overstate the importance of networking in this community and how critical it is in order to advance and grow within the region.  Despite the immersion of our every day lives in electronic media, engaging relationships both on and offline is key in West Michigan.  Being able to function gracefully in both worlds makes for easy immersion in to a city of this size.

Job Title: Manager of Volunteer Services
Company: Kids' Food Basket
College: Grand Valley State University, MS Communications, MPA Government / Non Profit Administration, Grand Rapids, MI

Sharon Koop

My role is to identify possible job openings in the Grand Rapids area and match the employer's needs with the skills of our participants. The vision of Goodwill is to change the lives through the power of work. As an organization we helped place over 1000 people in 2010.  It is very rewarding to be a part of that process.

Job Title: Job Placement Coordinator
Company: Goodwill of Greater Grand Rapids
College: George Williams College, Downers Grove, IL

Ellie Andrus

I am responsible for the event planning and fund-raising for the West Michigan and surrounding area for the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Michigan. The Mission of the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Michigan is to grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength, and joy.  We rely on funds from the community to make these wishes come true.  My job is to organize events, work with donors and the community to bring funds in to ensure our mission is fulfilled. 

Photo: Tim Motley Photography

Job Title: Community Development Director
Company: Make-A-Wish Foundation
College: Western Michigan University, Grand Rapids, MI

Alexis Rangel

I coordinate and plan logistics for all CCL programs including Leadership Grand Rapids, Inside Grand Rapids, Leadership Advantage, Emerging Leaders Series, and our Annual Fundraiser. Some of my responsibilities include managing food and facility arrangements, coordinating guest speakers, and serving as the primary contact to program participants. I'm fortunate to be able to work with those who are involved in shaping the future of Grand Rapids!

Job Title: Program Coordinator
Company: Center for Community Leadership
College: Grand Valley State University, Bachelor of Science, Hospitality and Tourism Management, Allendale, MI

Chantal Beresford

I work for Goodwill Industries of Greater Grand Rapids where our mission is changing lives and communities through the power of work. As an Employment Specialist, I support individuals who want to re-enter the workforce. I am responsible for helping people through employability skills training, career development and goal setting. I enjoy engaging and empowering individuals who have made the decision to change their life for the better.

Job Title: Employment Specialist
Company: Goodwill of Greater Grand Rapids
College: Andrews University, Business Administration, Berrien Springs, MI

Kate Snider

After college, I was still waitressing so I accepted an unpaid web marketing internship at Mary Free Bed. During my internship I taught myself about search engine optimization. After my internship, Mary Free Bed's marketing department still needed someone to continue the SEO work I began as an intern. They offered to pay me if I started my own business, so that's what I did!

Now, I am a small business owner in West Michigan and I love my job! I perform SEO, edit webpages, write for blogs, manage social media campaigns, and do some graphic design. I am my own boss and I love it! For more information, check out

Job Title: Small Business Owner/Freelance Internet Marketer
Company: Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital
College: Grand Valley State University, College of Communications, Health Communication/Advertising & PR, Allendale, MI

Charles Archie Jr.

I am the coordinator of the Volunteer Center at Heart of West Michigan United Way in Grand Rapids, Michigan. My responsibilities include linking companies with opportunities to serve the community and providing volunteer resources to area non-profit organizations. I am also responsible for coordination of the annual Day of Caring event for corporate volunteering, managing Volunteer Solutions, the web-based volunteer matching system for Kent County, and participating in strategic community volunteer initiatives.

Job Title: Volunteer Center Program Coordinator
Company: Heart of West Michigan United Way
College: Indiana State University, BA in Communications, Business Administration, Terre Haute, IN

Jeffrey Barrett

I have the unique opportunity to capture the attention of the community, engage their interests and mobilize efforts for positive social change.

Job Title: Strategic Communications Specialist
Company: Heart of West Michigan United Way
College: Baker College, Marketing, Muskegon, MI

Emily Swart

I am charged with growing and strengthening our relationships with a select group of organizations and employee market segments within those organizations in order to retain our current donor base and identify and sell new revenue and educational opportunities within each company or organization.

Job Title: Donor Relations Consultant
Company: Heart of West Michigan United Way
College: Grand Valley State University, College of Interdisciplinary Studies, Liberal Studies, Allendale, MI

Amy Sawade

As the Public Relations Specialist, I serve as the key media contact for the organization which involves coordinating media interviews, conducting media interviews and press conferences, and responding to all media requests. I write and distribute news releases, develop PR campaigns, monitor all news about the organization and proactively pitch stories about Meijer Gardens. I also oversee all social media outlets for the organization.

Job Title: Public Relations Specialist
Company: Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park
College: Grand Valley State University, Public Relations, Communications, Grand Rapids, MI

Meghan Kraley

I'm responsible for all communications for the social justice department within the Christian Reformed denomination. Day-to-day, that means managing our websites, putting out our newsletters, and updating our various social media accounts. I also create various multimedia resources - depending on the project, that could involve graphic design, video editing, or just plain old-fashioned writing.

Job Title: Communications Coordinator
Company: Christian Reformed Church
College: Kalamazoo College, English Department, Kalamazoo, MI

Lucy Dyer Joswick

As the Communication & Development Manager, I develop, manage and implement council-wide communication strategies and individual donor programs and campaigns

Job Title: Communication & Development Manager
Company: Girl Scouts of Michigan Shore to Shore
College: Grand Valley State University, Bachelor of Science, Sociology & Communications, Allendale, MI

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