Your Community Staff Welcomes You

We are here to serve you. We help donors connect their giving spirit with community need.

Our staff have a wealth of experience, expertise, and are knowledgeable in what makes the Community Foundation of Northwestern Alberta a Community Foundation based on a reputation for connecting donors with charities in need. The Foundation anticipates future community challenges and works with our partners to find solutions to today’s needs.

Tracey Vavrek

Chief Executive Officer

With over 17 years’ experience in the not-for-profit sector, Tracey believes that objectivity, collaboration and strategic thinking are keys to successful business.

As CEO of the Community Foundation of Northwestern Alberta, Tracey has grown the organization from $150,000 to over $7.6 million in assets. Tracey believes that philanthropy plays a significant role in the strength of a community. Her leadership skills and continued personal and professional development make her a key community builder and known resource, providing support and guidance to any organization in need.

Tracey is an active volunteer sitting on various boards, committees and associations that are working to build healthy and resilient communities. She is currently the Rotary International District Governor 2019/2020 for District 5370. Tracey not only promotes community involvement, volunteerism, and service above self but truly lives it.

Tracey’s diverse experience in building community capacity, her ability to advocate and passion for collaboration make her a powerful force leading change through the Community Foundation movement and beyond.

Family, friends and community is everything to Tracey. Tracey and her husband love traveling and exploring the world, hiking and capturing special moments with her camera lens.

Tracey has resided in the Grande Prairie area since 1990. She and her husband Vince, who many of you know as well, have four children.  She loves life and  actively encourages others to grow with opportunities versus challenge’s.

Email Tracey or call (780) 538-2820.

Tracy Zuk

Development Coordinator

Tracy enjoys connecting people and helping to build your personalized giving plan. She leads activities and supports Nourish the North, Student Awards, and Community Impact Awards and she is ready to help you in any way.

Tracy joined the team in February 2017. As the Development Coordinator, Tracy brings to the role her passion for community, desire to make a difference for others and promoting kindness.

Tracy has strong local roots as she was born and raised in Spirit River and has stayed in our region her entire life.

Mostly living in Grande Prairie but also in Fort McMurray and Peace River, she was a past Board Member of the Chamber of Commerce in Grande Prairie and Peace River. While in Peace River she was also a Director of Peace Fest.  Currently, Tracy is a Board Member of the Troyanda Society of Ukrainian Culture and Heritage and a member of the Swan City Rotary Club.

Tracy is the proud mom of a very happy and kind boy and passionate about continuing to teach her heritage and culture to her son.

She loves to be outdoors preferably camping near a lake.

If you have any questions, email Tracy or call (780) 538.2820.

Rhonda Reichert

Executive Assistant

Rhonda is the friendly voice you hear when you call the Foundation. If you have questions about the Community Foundation or simply do not know how or where to begin, she is a great resource to contact.

Born and raised in Grande Prairie, Rhonda is very passionate for community and believes that community is vital to our well-being.  Attending GPRC after high school in the Office Administration Program, she has always been dedicated about assisting others and loves her position at the Foundation.

One of the things she enjoys about Grande Prairie are the people.  “On any given day I can be in or around my town and see someone I know, someone I’m related to, or someone who knows someone I know or I can even make a new friend!”  It really is a small town feel considering the amount of people who live here and how much it has grown!

Authentic connections are important to Rhonda and she is always ready to listen to your story.  She enjoys assisting others in their journey to create a meaningful life.  On weekends you can sometimes find Rhonda and her husband camping and river boating throughout northwestern Alberta and BC.

Rhonda believes in giving back to her community and has been involved in the 4-H community with her children as a leader and volunteer, as well as school committees in the Peace Wapiti School Division, and was a United Way Representative at a former work place. 

Email Rhonda or call (780) 538-2820.