Clara knows that we can all be powerful fundraisers when we’re equipped with skills, resources, and training.
Clara is drawn to fundraising because it forces us to imagine the best of our communities and ask: What will it take to do our work? And what would it look like to have the resources to flourish? As a coach, she brings a variety of skills facilitating conversations around the intersection of money, wealth, class, and trust. Clara approaches philanthropy from a human-first perspective and was drawn to this field because of the immense potential in all of us: Both as fundraisers and as community members. She aims to center equity, sustainability, justice, and care for communities in her work with RaiseMN.
A native of Wisconsin, Clara has called Minnesota home since 2017. Since then, she’s fundraised at a variety of issues-based nonprofits of all sizes and missions. Most recently, Clara was the director of development at Minnesota Coalition for the Homeless.
Clara graduated from Luther College in 2014 with degrees in Political Science, French, and International Studies, and received her Master’s in International Development from American University in 2021.
Outside of work, you can find Clara doting on her two cats, finding new running routes, and tackling new culinary adventures in her kitchen.