Heather Crowl

Scholarship Coordinator & Impact Assistant
About MACF

Heather Crowl

Heather Crowl – In Her Own Words

“I started at the Midland Area Community Foundation in 2002. I originally started as Accounting Clerk and through various changes in my tenure, I’m now Scholarship Coordinator and Impact Assistant.

Scholarships have now been my primary focus for over eight years. The most significant change I’ve seen in our scholarship process was the migration from physical to digital applications and our commitment to equity-based application considerations. We’ve removed many of the barriers for applicants, including specific transcript and essay requirements. Allowing students to download unofficial transcripts and upload them themselves has removed the hassle of students having to pay for transcripts or contact school officials and endure a process to receive them. By reducing essays and letters of recommendation, we are accommodating students who don’t excel in the writing field and allowing them to tell their stories differently.

I’m from Bay County, and most of my family is in the Great Lakes Bay Region. I have family in Auburn, Midland, etc. Family has always been very important to me; we are very close. My husband and I have been married for over 25 years. I have two daughters who are beautiful young ladies. My oldest daughter teaches grades three through five in Omaha, Nebraska, and loves it. My youngest daughter is building a life locally and is exploring a career path with the County of Saginaw.

Outside of my work, I enjoy gardening. We grow two big gardens yearly and enjoy morel mushroom hunting whenever we can. I spend a lot of time outdoors and enjoy camping – especially camping weekends away with the girls. I’m not a huge fan of winter, but I enjoy being outdoors as long as it’s nice outside.

My hope for Midland County is that I would love our community’s work with scholarships to evolve and permit us to provide even more aid to students outside of traditional scholarships – whether that is an emergency fund to help them with crucial funding needs or another way to support struggling students complete the educational goals they’re trying to achieve.”

Midland Area Community Foundation


Sharon Mortensen

President & CEO

Kyle Fahrner

Chief Financial Officer

Alysia Christy

Director of Community Impact

Raquel Brown

Director of Development

Heather Crowl

Scholarship Coordinator & Impact Assistant

Laura Dittenber

Administrative & Development Assistant

Kevin LaDuke

Communications Officer

Luiz Quellis

Finance Manager

Kristin Sovis

Postsecondary Education Leader

Sara JacobsCarter

Youth Impact Coordinator