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Meet the GiveMN Team

Nothing happens without our committed staff and roster of dedicated board members. Here's the team that works tirelessly to grow giving across Minnesota.

You can reach any member of the GiveMN team by emailing help@givemn.org.



Jake Blumberg
Executive Director

(aka Chief Generosity Officer)
he/him

Steph Anderson
Senior Marketing and Communications Associate

(aka Marketing Magician)
she/her

Courtney Backen
Director, Community and Capacity Development

(aka Abundance Amplifier)
she/her

MyLy Fung
Operations Coordinator

(aka Possible Maker)
she/her

Andrea Kopfmann
Director, Business Development

(aka Collaboration Concierge)
she/her

Jenna Ray
Deputy Executive Director, Community Impact

(aka Community Catalyst)
she/her

Tom Zimmerman
Director, Marketing and Communications

(aka Lead Grammar Auditor)
he/him

Your Name Here
Now Hiring for Multiple Positions

(aka Be Awesome. Join the Green Team.)
Learn more at GiveMN.org/jobs

Leah E. Olm
Adjunct Coach

she/her





GiveMN Board of Directors

Sami Pelton - Chair
Lifesprk

Carlos Abler
Chief Relevance Officer LLC

Joe Campbell
Fairview Health Services

Stephanie Dilworth - Treasurer
University of Minnesota College of Design
Lola Mercedes Parker Foundation for Economic Empowerment of Business and Professional Women

Tracy Fischman
Minnesota Department of Revenue

Sara Flick
Mayo Clinic

Darla Kashian - Secretary
RBC Wealth Management

John Larsen
Design Forty Five

Meghan McInerny
Best Buy
Cordale Q. Handy In Remembrance of Me Foundation
Still Kickin

Carmen Means
Central Area Neighborhood Development Organization

Melissa Pelland
Phoenix Fixtures

Mike Russell
Blackbaud, Inc.

Dr. Michael Self, Sr.
Metropolitan State University

Dominick Washington
Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis

Chris Wentzlaff
University of Minnesota

Lindy Yokanovich, Esq.
Cancer Legal Care

Rob Zeaske
Harvard Business School


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