Margaret (Maggie) Arzdorf-Schubbe’s connection to the Foundation dates to the 1980s. As Director of the Minnesota Battered Women Program at the Department of Corrections, she worked closely with Bush Foundation staff to formulate the Foundation’s pioneering philanthropic response to domestic violence. She began working as a consultant for the Foundation in 1991 after completing her Bush Leadership Fellowship at the Kennedy School of Government. Her vast knowledge of the region and deep connections to people makes Maggie an invaluable partner to the CI team who also benefit from the expertise she has gained through her work with many philanthropic clients on a wide range of issues.
Born in Fargo and raised in Moorhead, Maggie gained an affinity for the three states that comprise the Bush Foundation region while traveling with her family growing up. She loves the big sky, the varied landscape, and she cherishes opportunities to meet great people in all corners of the region. Maggie lives in Afton with her husband and ballroom dance partner, Tom Schubbe.