Kate Luckert Schmid

Program Director, Grand Rapids Community Foundation

Kate Luckert Schmid is a Program Director with the Grand Rapids Community Foundation.  Kate isresponsible for the development and implementation of the Community Foundation’s generalgrantmaking strategies as well as community leadership initiatives.  She is also spearheading theCommunity Foundation’s Encore effort, aimed at engaging experienced adults in addressing criticalissues facing the community.  The Community Foundation currently has four Encore Innovation Fellows working to advance the local Encore movement in Grand Rapids, Michigan.