Board of Directors

Jean Adams

Chief Operating Officer, The Minneapolis Foundation


Paul Babcock

President & COO, MacPhail Center for Music


Ralph L. Bernstein

Entrepreneur, Downtown Dogs


Heidi Christianson

Attorney, Nilan Johnson Lewis


Sarah Clyne, Secretary

Executive Director, Domestic Abuse Project


Courtney Colby

Senior Counsel, General Counsel's Office, Thrivent Financial


Sean Kershaw, Vice Chair

Executive Director, Citizens League


Brad Kruse
Philanthropy Director, SRI

Scott Marquardt

Vice President, Southwest Initiative Foundation


Sony Malhotra

Vice President, Field Compensation and Service Administration, Ameriprise Financial


David Mitchell

Vice President, North American Shared Services, Ecolab Inc.


Marcus Owen

President, NEON


Patty Pannkuk

Senior Vice President, Philanthropy, Wells Fargo

Ron Price

(Retired) Senior Program Officer, Twin Cities LISC (Local Initiatives Support Corp)


Magui Rubalcava Shulman

President, Borealis Philanthropy


Gary Taverna

Vice President, Commercial Relationship Manager, Nonprofit Banking Group, U.S. Bank


Bo Thao-Urabe

Co-founder and Network Director of CAAL


Elizabeth Topoluk, Treasurer

Executive Director, Friends of Education / Senior Vice President & Assistant General Counsel, TCF Financial Corporation


Diane Tran

System Director, Neighborhood Integration and Community Engagement, HealthEast Care System


Greg Zeller, Chair

(Retired) Insurance Executive

"It’s just been great knowing and having a long term relationship with Kate. She really understands where we have been and also now, where we are going. We have really felt that NAF has our back, and is really fighting for us and believes in us. That is very important."

Chris Fischbach, Publisher at Coffee House Press