Bonnie Gettys, Barry Community Foundation (Hastings) – Region 3

Bonnie GettysBonnie Gettys is the founding President of the Barry Community Foundation (BCF). The initial investment of $350,000 has grown nearly 75 times to over $25,000,000 under her leadership. Bonnie served as the first paid “staffer” for the BCF Youth Advisory Council, a component fund that was created through a challenge by the Kellogg Foundation and the council of Michigan Foundations. Bonnie’s community leadership roles have included service through the Barry Community Resource Network, Hastings City Planning Commission, currently and Pennock Hospital Board member, Michigan Rural Council Vice President, Barry County Michigan State University Cooperative Extension Advisory Council and HomeTown Partnership Chair.