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Sherry Grate

About Sherry Grate

As Senior Vice President of Public Impact Investing, Sherry and her team discover, develop, and manage public impact platforms for cultural influence and kingdom impact. The Public Impact team partners with strategic leaders to build better communities for moral, relational, and economic prosperity throughout northeast Indiana.

Sherry has worked as an educator in Indiana for over 30 years, serving in rural, suburban, and urban settings before joining the AE team in December 2020. She has diverse leadership experiences, having worked as a classroom teacher, principal, assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction (K-12), and superintendent of schools.

She is a graduate of Indiana University and holds an M.S. in Education from IUPUI, an education specialist degree, and a doctorate in educational leadership from Ball State University.

Sherry brings a long history of community involvement to AE, including serving as a board member for the Doden Legacy Trust, Revive Home Brands, GEN-D, LLC., Olin B. & Desta Schwab Foundation, the YMCA of DeKalb County, and the Northeast Indiana Early Childcare Coalition.

She is passionate about continuous personal growth and enjoys coaching and inspiring others in leadership development. Sherry is a graduate of the Ambassador Institute of Civic Engagement and Richard G. Lugar Excellence in Public Service Series and is actively engaged with The Policy Circle.

Sherry resides in Huntertown with her husband, Jay. They embrace the joy of grandparenting and spending time with their grandchildren, Jack, Grant, and Claire. They also enjoy family time with their son Ryan, daughter Paige, and son-in-law Greg. Sherry’s favorite hobbies include exercising, attending sporting events, traveling, and trying new restaurants.

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