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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.

Destiny L. Shafer

Program Manager

Destiny joined The Piqua Community Foundation as the program manager in July 2022. She administers the grant and scholarship programs of The Foundation.

She graduated from Union City (Ind.) High School and earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Ball State University. Destiny has spent much of her career in banking and has had volunteer and staff experience with her alma mater school district and alumni association. She is excited to take on a role to benefit the community she now calls home.

Destiny enjoys spending time with her daughter, Olivia, being outdoors, attending local events, and visiting with family and friends in her free time. She hopes to continue getting more involved within the community.

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