Grand Haven Tribune: MacDonald, Cole promoted to vice president roles

MacDonald, Cole promoted to vice president roles

Tribune Staff • May 23, 2019 at 4:00 PM

The Grand Haven Area Community Foundation recently announced two internal promotions on its team.

Patty MacDonald has been promoted to vice president of finance and administration, while Holly Cole has been promoted to vice president of grants and program.

MacDonald joined the foundation in March 2014 as the director of finance and administration. She oversees all financial activities, including working with investment advisors and external auditors, managing budget and financial processes, and day-to-day processing of gifts and payables. She is also responsible for human resources and general office administration.

“It has been my great pleasure to do this work at GHACF for the past five years,” MacDonald said. “I feel very fortunate for my relationships with community partners, community members, our donors, our truly outstanding Board of Trustees, and, of course, this awesome team that works hard every single day.”

Cole joined the foundation in June 2017 as the director of grants and program. She actively works with community partners and is responsible for the comprehensive competitive grants program and oversees the foundation’s educational initiatives, including the Tri-Cities College Access Network (TCAN) and competitive scholarship program.

“It is a great honor to support our impactful community partners as they continue to strengthen the economic, social and environmental fabric of our region,” Cole said.

President Hadley Streng said the foundation kicked off a new strategic plan in January.

“These organizational changes best align us to advance the three priorities to inspire philanthropy, manage investments and impact community,” she said.

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