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Kari Ruth

Communications Director

As Communications Director, Kari advances the goals of the Bush Foundation by providing leadership for communication activities to build understanding of and promote the Foundation’s strategy.  A generalist at heart, Kari is inspired by individual stories and the vibrancy of local communities, and she loves the wide-ranging activities that are part of communications. She joined the Foundation in 2022. 

Kari’s communications roles and experiences span the fields of philanthropy, arts, journalism and banking. That includes work with the Pohlad Family Foundation, Hennepin Theatre Trust and Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation. 

Kari has a bachelor’s degree from Arizona State University and a master’s from Bennington College. She currently is a board member of MinnPost. Kari and her husband live in the Twin Cities and are big fans of local arts and cultural offerings.