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New Members Join Foundation Board

<September 12, 2016> At the Foundation’s recent board meeting,  three new members were named to replace those retiring under the terms of its regular practice of rotating the makeup of its board.

The new board members include Eva Berumen, Bill Hendry and Jon VanderPloeg.  They succeed Mishelle Comstock, Eric Fox, and Dick Lound, who each served for nine years.

“We’ve really appreciated the services of our retiring members during their time on the board,” said Nancy Sterk, board chair. “They’ve been a key part of the oversight team that’s seen the Foundation grow at a rapid pace over the last several years, expanding to 123 named funds as of this moment, with our assets at a record $10 million.”

The three new board members bring a strong set of professional skills and community experience to the foundation’s leadership.  Berumen is executive director of the Oceana Hispanic Center;  Hendry is senior director of human resources at Peterson Farms; and VanderPloeg is an attorney with Smith, Haughey, Rice & Rogge in Grand Rapids.

The executive committee for the next 12 month includes Sterk as chair, Sue Johnson as vice-chair, Randy Wagner as secretary, Garry McKeen as treasurer, and trustees Ron Beeber, Dave Roseman and Jean Russell.  Names of all 23 board members can be viewed here.