Joanna Donnelly Dales joined the Community Foundation’s team in 2007 and has been our vice president of Donor Relations since 2012. She’s an avid sports fan (baseball, basketball, football, lawn name it, she loves it) and especially likes cheering on the Hackett Catholic Central Irish and University of Michigan Wolverines. What we love about Joanna is that while she may not have grown up here, it’s obvious that for her, home is where the heart is. And her heart is in Kalamazoo. She loves where she lives.

What do you actually do all day?
I try to listen more than I talk.

Favorite flavor of ice cream
Triple Peanut Butter Cup

Guilty pleasure
Mad Men — the television show.

Most-played song on your iPod
Say Something by A Great Big World

What’s the best part of your job?
Getting to meet with donors who care so much about this community.

Favorite book
A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving

If you could choose a super power, what would it be?
The ability to clone myself so I could be in two places at once.

Favorite smartphone or tablet app
Grocery IQ

Favorite Kalamazoo restaurant

What do you love about where you live?
Having access to amazing arts, food and recreation within minutes from my home and office.