Effective April 2018, Mike Tighe is no longer at the Branch County Community Foundation. We wish him luck on his new position at W.E. Upjohn Institute. Erica Heminger has taken over the Program & Donor Relations role at BCCF. Erica has been working with BCCF since Feburary 2017.
Erica works under the Director to develop and implement donor retention strategies, communications with donors, professional advisors, and other constituents. She is also responsible for communications to and from grantees, committees and volunteers. She investigates and evaluates grant proposals (including scholarships) within approved policies and procedures; coordinates membership activities of the Branch County Community Network and assists with implementations of BCCF initiatives within the community.
Erica received her Bachelor’s degree in 2011 from Western Michigan University focusing on International and Comparative Politics. Before moving back to Coldwater in 2014, she was traveling and gaining cultural and developmental experiences while working with all organization levels.
Prior to the Community Foundation, Erica spent time at a Latin American museum in the grant department and also at a legal services office in Denver, Co.
Erica was born and raised in Coldwater, and she is looking forward to connecting and creating a stronger relationship with our community through the Community Foundation. Erica and her husband have one daughter. She enjoys practicing yoga, drinking lots of coffee, keeping up with current events, and spending time outdoors.