(Jan. 17, 2013) – The Minnesota Council on Foundations (MCF), a regional association of grantmakers, elected new board officers and directors at its annual meeting on January 15.
Officers elected for 2013 are: Kevin Walker, president and CEO of Northwest Area Foundation, board chair; Carolyn Roby, vice president, Wells Fargo Foundation Minnesota, vice chair; Kari Suzuki, director of operations, Otto Bremer Foundation, secretary; and Brad Kruse, program director, Hugh J. Andersen Foundation, treasurer.
New directors elected to three-year terms ending in 2015 are: Kathleen Annette, president and CEO, Blandin Foundation; JoAnn Birkholz, manager, Medica Foundation; Mike Newman, vice president and director of community relations, Travelers Foundation; and June Noronha, senior manager, Bush Foundation. In addition, at MCF’s last board meeting in 2012, Susan Bass Roberts, community relations director, Best Buy, was elected to fill a one-year vacancy in the class of 2013.
Directors elected to second three-year terms ending in 2015 are: Julie Hara, executive director, Marbrook Foundation; Steve Joul, president, Central Minnesota Community Foundation; Tim Ober, president, Mardag Foundation.
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About the Minnesota Council on Foundations
The Minnesota Council on Foundations (MCF) works actively to expand and strengthen a vibrant community of diverse grantmakers who individually and collectively advance the common good. MCF members represent three-quarters of all grantmaking in the state, awarding almost $1 billion annually. Members include private family and independent foundations, community and other public foundations, and corporate foundations and giving programs. For more information, visit www.mcf.org.