Amber Coffman Campbell New Direction Grant presented

By Reader Staff

The Angels Over Sandpoint has presented a New Direction Grant from the Amber Coffman Campbell Memorial Fund to Amanda Knapp. The grant is presented to a Bonner County resident who has come to a crossroads in life and is trying to start in a “New Direction,” assisting with tuition for a college, university or trade school. 

Jo Roseborough, Carolyn Sorentino of the Angels Over Sandpoint presenting Amanda Knapp with $5,000 New Direction Scholarship. Courtesy photo.

Amber Coffman Campbell was passionate, inspiring and generous of spirit. She brought forth an idea that there was always something beautiful about to unfold. Although she left us too soon, this grant is a way to honor her joy and hope for the future.

Amanda Knapp embodies this spirit with her attitude and generosity, as well as the desire to fulfill her dreams and give back to our community. She was a teacher at the Waldorf School for 15 years. When schools closed due to COVID-19, and Knapp was home-schooling her own two children, she had lots of time to reflect on her past and how she wanted to shape her future. With soul searching and finding that her passion for baking was a great part of her life, she decided to learn the trade and become a professional baker and pastry chef. After giving her talents as a teacher for nearly 15 years, she is now seeking to give her gifts in a new way, formulating ideas of how to pay it forward. These things include: teaching bread baking, donating food and meals to those in need, and much more.

The Angels Over Sandpoint is pleased to be able to help Amanda fulfill her dreams. If you are interested in making a change in your life, visit the Angels website,, to find an application and criteria for the grant.

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