Duchesne Drew, the Star Tribune’s Managing Editor for Operations, will lead the Foundation's Leadership Programs, Community Innovation and Communications teams, and oversee efforts to build stronger leadership networks across the region.
The Bush Foundation welcomes new board members Dr. Kathleen Annette and Paul Batcheller. Annette, from Grand Rapids, Minnesota, is the president of the Blandin Foundation. Batcheller, from Sioux Falls, South Dakota, is partner and co-founder of venture capital firm PrairieGold Venture Partners.
Archie Bush understood that great ideas need people to power them. The newest Bush Fellows are 23 leaders with records of achievement and extraordinary potential to make significant contributions in their communities.
Cohort participants will each receive an unrestricted grant of $100,000 and work with Foundation to articulate the challenges and opportunities associated with their efforts to meaningfully engage people in the arts and integrate the arts into public life. The insights will help inform the Foundation’s future work in the arts.
Anita Patel, Vice President of Racial Justice and Public Policy Programs at the YWCA of Minneapolis, will join the Bush Foundation as its Leadership Programs Director. Patel will oversee both the Bush Fellowship and Leadership Network Grant programs.