Michelle Perry

Executive Director

Michelle joined The Foundation in March 2020 as its new executive director. A graduate of Sidney High School who spent most of her childhood living in Piqua, she holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a certificate in journalism from Indiana University. She began her career at a daily newspaper in Colorado as a photographer and features writer, and later served as the editor. She transitioned into marketing, public relations and nonprofit management roles in the health care, early childhood development and economic development fields. After many years in Colorado and a stint at a statewide University of Kentucky-affiliated nonprofit, Michelle is excited to be back at home near family.
Michelle enjoys photography, gardening and writing. She looks forward to becoming a hobby farmer and becoming involved in local organizations with missions close to her heart.

Sarah Fryer

Executive Assistant

Sarah joined The Piqua Community Foundation as the Executive Assistant in December 2020. She graduated from Sidney High School and Edison State Community College in Piqua. She went on to earn her Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Communication from Wright State University and her Master of Business Administration in Human Resource Management from Mount Vernon Nazarene University. She has spent most of her career creating learning resources and facilitating training sessions for financial institutions in the Columbus area. She is excited to put her creative skills to work to help the Piqua community.

Sarah enjoys writing, reading, being outdoors and spending time with her friends and family, including her 2-year-old daughter, Hannah, and husband, Andy. She is happy to be back close to family and in a community that helped shape who she is today.