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Foundation Brings on New Team Member

The Oceana Community Foundation is pleased to announce Daisy Mendez as our newest team member, bringing her expertise and passion for community development to our organization. Daisy Mendez is excited to gain on-site experience in the marketing field upon graduating from Ferris State University on May 4. Mendez earned a degree in marketing with a minor in public relations. Her last requirement for her degree is an internship placement, which she will complete this summer through the marketing intern position at the Oceana Community Foundation. 

Daisy graduated from Shelby High School in 2019. She completed an associate degree at West Shore Community College before transferring to Ferris State in 2022. Daisy initially envisioned a career in the medical field in nursing, but changed courses amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Her goal is to work in social media or the non-profit industry, which she will do this summer. She is delighted to return to the Oceana County area this summer to give back to her home community.  

“I’m enthusiastic about this opportunity because I received a Foundation scholarship as a graduating high school senior. Growing up in Shelby, I feel like I understand the area, and I’m excited to apply my knowledge & experiences in my work,” said Daisy. 

Daisy will complete a wide range of assignments to gain knowledge in the industry. Some of the internship’s responsibilities include social media management, content creation, event support, and involvement in a website redesign project. 

“The Foundation has hosted multiple AmeriCorps members & interns over the years. It is a great learning and development opportunity for the student and the Foundation gains added capacity, new ideas and the opportunity to support career development. This position will allow Daisy to proactively seek opportunities to learn about different aspects of marketing/communications and how a Foundation serves its community,” said Tammy Carey, CEO of the Oceana Community Foundation. 
The Oceana Community Foundation was established in 1989 by community leaders who envisioned a bright future for Oceana County. The Foundation serves as a vehicle to connect philanthropy with community needs or opportunities and envisions an Oceana where everyone has access to resources to thrive.