Mandy Drakeford

Mandy Drakeford is Program Officer, moving our mission forward by partnering with our grantees to ensure successful applications, managing outcomes, and finding ways to meet community needs. She has experience on both sides of the grantmaking process, giving her insight on the needs of applicants.

Mandy received her BA and MA in Communication from the University of Cincinnati and holds an Accreditation in Public Relations from the PR Society of America.  She has extensive experience in the non-profit sector and was most recently the Executive Director at GiGi’s Playhouse in Fort Wayne. She was a Business Weekly 40 under 40 honoree and participates in professional development activities when she can.