Grant Professionals Association (GPA), a nonprofit membership association, builds and supports an international community of grant professionals committed to serving the greater public good by practicing the highest ethical and professional standards.

The Grant Professionals Association:

  • Serves as a leading authority on grantsmanship.
  • Advances the field by professional growth and development.
  • Enhances the public image and recognition of the profession.
  • Promotes positive relationships between grant professionals and stakeholders.

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About the Miami Valley, Ohio, Chapter

Dayton’s chapter of the Grant Professionals Association was formed in 2002. It was the second chapter established in the nation, at a time when the Grant Professionals Association was growing to a national professional network. It continues to be a leading chapter.

We recognize that grant professionals make our community a better place to live and work. Our association supports grant professionals and equips you with useful skills and connections.

The Miami Valley chapter meets monthly and hosts diverse expert speakers. Each year, our members can receive scholarships to the national conference where they have the opportunity to train alongside hundreds of grant professionals.  The Dayton-area chapter organizes its own annual conference for Southwest Ohio and has twice hosted a GPC exam.

Board Members

Christy Baker, President

River Wilson, Vice President

Ashley Clayton, Secretary

Judy McAdams, Treasurer

Ericka Harney, Education and Training Chair

Laurie Cothran, Marketing Chair

Jeanette Ghand, Membership Chair