As Senior Program Officer at the Community Foundation of Elkhart County, Amanda Jamison supports efforts to improve career advancement and educational opportunities in Elkhart County. Her entire adult career has been focused on strengthening youth and families.

In her current role at the Community Foundation, she focuses on career pathways, including administering the programs that award more than $2 million in scholarships annually. She is one of the Community Foundation’s coaches for individuals and non-profit organizations in the community who are seeking to bolster opportunities for others.

Amanda was an exchange student in England during her studies at Butler University, from which she graduated in 1997. After graduation, she became a case manager for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Elkhart County. She went on to become a youth director at First United Methodist Church in McHenry, Illinois, and then a program manager for a corporation overseeing grant compliance and funding from the Indiana Division of Mental Health and Addiction. She supported agencies that provided after-school programs. She joined the Community Foundation in 2013 as scholarships and events coordinator and became a program officer a year later.

She is a member of Trinity United Methodist Church and the Elkhart Luncheon Optimist Club. She enjoys traveling and kayaking with her husband, Brian.