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Justin Christy

Justin Christy

Strategy and Learning Manager

As Strategy and Learning Manager, Justin works across the Foundation’s strategic initiatives in Education and Community Creativity. He manages a number of investments in each portfolio while connecting with grantees and colleagues to shape and share learning.  

Justin arrived at the Foundation in 2010 after working at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. There he shaped and implemented creative strategies for engaging students and community members around the University’s arts and cultural programs and assets, including the Weisman Art Museum. Justin has been a lifelong advocate for arts education and currently serves as co-chair of Grantmakers for Education’s Arts Education Impact Group and board chair of Minnesota Jazz Education. 

Justin’s a proud son, partner, and father of three amazing kiddos. Enticed by the positive power of data and mathematics, he is currently pursuing an MS in Analytics from Georgia Tech. He’s an alum of Saint Mary’s University (MA), Iowa State University (BA) and the James P. Shannon Leadership Institute.