Sarah Copeland has been with the Grand Rapids Area Community Foundation for almost two decades. As the Director of Grants & Programs, she leads and oversees the Foundation’s grants and scholarship programs and develops and maintains our marketing. Understanding the importance of relationships throughout the community, Sarah actively engages area schools, nonprofits, churches and other organizations. She holds a BA in Management from the College of St. Scholastica and serves on the SPARK! Governance Council and various other committees and boards throughout the community from workforce development to housing and education issues.
Prior to the Community Foundation, Sarah spent more than 15 years involved in the military community, domestically and over-seas. Throughout those years, she was involved with the first Army Family Action Plan (AFAP) Conference at Ft. Campbell, KY, the initiation of Family Support Groups (now FRGs), spouse development and other community and leadership roles.