Addressing racial wealth gaps

Our Commitment

Staff & Board

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Grantmaking Coordinator
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Learning and Evaluation Manager
Jackie Statum Allen
Grantmaking Director
Amy Anderson
Program Operations Officer
Stephanie Andrews
Talent, Learning and Evaluation Director
Ramla Bile
Grantmaking Officer
Eileen Briggs
Grantmaking Director
Kevin Bruins
IT Administrator
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Grantmaking Officer
Justin Christy
Learning and Evaluation Manager
Mattie Harper DeCarlo
Grantmaking Officer
Tina Emerfoll
Senior Accountant
Rudy Guglielmo, Jr.
Grantmaking Officer
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Grants Administrator
Greg Keane
Chief Financial Officer
Gao Lee
Talent & Learning Associate
Kent Linder
Finance and Facilities Associate
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Grantmaking Director
Molly Matheson Gruen
Program Operations Director
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Communications Officer
Kallie O'Hara
Program Operations Officer
John Otterlei
Chief Investment Officer
Anita Patel
Vice President, Grantmaking
Tyra Payer
Communications Associate
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Chief Operating Officer
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Communications Director
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Grantmaking Director
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Grantmaking Officer
Kia Vang
Executive Assistant to the President and Board of Directors
Nhia Vang
Program Operations Coordinator
Beth Villaume
Controller
Kristina Ward
Program Operations Officer

Board Members

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Senior Counsel, Insurance Law & Compliance - Thrivent Financial
Kathy Annette
President, Blandin Foundation (retired)
Strategic Advisor
Paul Batcheller
Partner, PrairieGold Venture Partners
Mary Brainerd
President and CEO, HealthPartners (retired)
Armando Camacho
President and CEO, Amherst H. Wilder Foundation
DeAnna Cummings
Program Director of Arts, McKnight Foundation
Kevin Goodno
Shareholder and Chair of the Board, Fredrikson & Byron P.A.
Mary Grove
Managing Partner, Bread and Butter Ventures
Tony Heredia
Senior Vice President, Compliance and Ethics, Target Corporation
Matt Kilian
President, Brainerd Lakes Chamber of Commerce
Tracey Zephier
Attorney General, Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe

Non-Board Investment Committee Members

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President and CEO brightpeak financial; Senior Vice President Strategic Development, Thrivent Financial (retired)
Marie C. Pillai
Vice President: Treasurer and Chief Investment Officer, General Mills (Retired)
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Principal, Vermilion Group, M.A. Mortenson Companies, Inc.
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Founding Director of the Inspired Leadership Initiative at the University of Notre Dame