Purple Community Blog

19 Mar 2018

Welcome Purple Community’s new team member — McKenzie Hollern!

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Purple Community is back to a full-size team with the recent hire of Purple Community Event Coordinator McKenzie Hollern!

McKenzie joins us as a recent graduate from Western Michigan University where she earned her degree in public relations with a minor in sociology. New to the nonprofit and fundraising world, McKenzie is thrilled to work for a mission driven organization like Van Andel Institute. She is passionate about the work she’ll be doing with Purple Community after personally experiencing how a cancer diagnosis can affect loved ones.

McKenzie’s warm personality, organizational skills, and passion for event planning make her a great asset to our team!

Outside of work, McKenzie serves as the head cheerleading coach for Catholic Central High School where she’s held that leadership role the last four years, and is currently wedding planning for her big day this coming June.

We are thrilled to welcome McKenzie to the Purple Community team!