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Amy Knape, CFRE

Director of Development

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Amy Knape joined WMCAT in 2011 as development and communications manager and is now director of development. Prior to WMCAT, she worked in print media, association management, and nonprofit fundraising. Amy has a strong background in written communications, particularly in grant preparation and donor relations. She graduated from Western Michigan University with a Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations and Journalism. Amy is a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE). In the community, Amy is on the Board of Directors for the East Grand Rapids Schools Foundation, is a member of the Junior League of Grand Rapids, where she served as president in 2006-07, and is a former board member current committee member for the Association of Fundraising Professionals – West Michigan Chapter. She received the Dorothy A. Johnson Excellence and Achievement Award in 2018 from the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network of Grand Rapids and the Sustainer of the Year Award from the Junior League of Grand Rapids in 2016.

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