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DeAnna Cummings

DeAnna Cummings

Program Director of Arts, McKnight Foundation

DeAnna brings to the board expertise on women and people of color in leadership, equity in the arts, locally rooted creative placemaking and asset-based youth development. She has presented about her work at New York University, Harvard University, the University of Minnesota and Macalester College.

DeAnna is a 2007 Bush Fellow who earned a masters of public administration from Harvard in 2009. She was named a 2013 Arts Hero by Minnesota Public Radio.

DeAnna and her husband Roger Cummings previously led Juxtaposition Arts, a 2013 recipient of the Bush Prize for Community Innovation.

Learn more about DeAnna in an extensive article in the Foundation's bMagazine.