Mt. Pleasant Area Community Foundation

For good. For ever.

Our mission is to enhance the quality of life for all citizens of Isabella County, now and for generations to come, by attracting and holding permanent endowed funds from a wide range of donors, addressing needs through grant making and providing leadership on key community issues.

Community Foundation Welcomes New Program Officer


The Mt. Pleasant Area Community Foundation welcomes Jaimie Capen-Cascaddan to the role of Program Officer. Mrs. Capen-Cascaddan will be responsible for managing the Foundation’s grantmaking and scholarship activities. She will serve as a resource for local nonprofits, schools, and units of government interested in pursuing funding through the Foundation, as well as assist local students applying for funds to continue their education. In addition, she will provide support for nonprofit capacity building and community leadership initiatives undertaken by the Foundation.

A Central Michigan University alumna and resident of the Great Lakes Bay Region, Mrs. Capen-Cascaddan has previous nonprofit experience working with Leader Dogs for the Blind and the Michigan Humane Society. Prior to moving back to the region, she worked for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

“We’re thrilled that Jaimie moved back to the area,” said Executive Director Amanda Schafer. “Her knowledge of charitable work and passion for our local community make her an excellent fit here at the Community Foundation.”

Mrs. Capen-Cascaddan begins training this month, and takes over for former Program Officer Brittany Sherrill. “Brittany did an outstanding job for the Foundation,” said Schafer. “The Trustees and I are grateful for her dedication over the last three years and wish her well in her new role at CMU.”