MINNEAPOLIS (Mar. 22, 2011) – The Minnesota Council on Foundations (MCF), a regional association of grantmakers, has elected three board officers to fill vacancies and announced the hiring of a research manager. MCF members represent three-quarters of all grantmaking in the state, awarding more than $900 million to nonprofits annually.
Newly elected board members are: Mike Newman, vice president, Travelers Foundation; June Noronha, senior manager, Bush Foundation; and Tim Thorpe, president, James R. Thorpe Foundation.
Newman, Noronha and Thorpe join board members previously elected in late 2010.
MCF also announced the hiring of Anne Bauers as research manager. Bauers has more than 10 years of experience in market, consumer, usability and user-experience research. She worked most recently as consumer insights research manager at Target Corp. She holds a master’s of library and information science from the University of North Carolina.
The Minnesota Council on Foundations, founded in 1969, works actively to strengthen and expand philanthropy. Members include family and private independent foundations, community and other public foundations, and corporate foundations and giving programs.