Emily Ambs

Administrative Assistant for Program


(616) 454-1751 x121

Joined the Community Foundation:

Inspirational Quote:

Never look down on anybody unless you’re helping him up.

Jesse Jackson

What Emily does:

Emily is responsible for the administrative activities of the Program Department, from meetings and events to mailings and other communications. She wears several different hats while working with Program staff to ensure all things related to grants and community leadership run smoothly.

What she did before:

Emily received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication and Community Leadership from Aquinas College. She joined the Community Foundation with extensive internship experience at several nonprofits including Kids Food Basket, Circle Theatre and the Continuing Education Center in Galway, Ireland.

When Emily’s not working:

She can be found teaching dance classes at Body Language Dance Company, performing at community theaters, channeling her inner yogi, grabbing food with friends, or volunteering for Circle Theatre.  

A few of Emily's favorite things…

Kids' Food Basket
Place to send out-of-towners:
Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park
Place to eat or drink:
The Winchester
Part of her job::
Being exposed to a variety of aspects of a nonprofit foundation