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CEO Chat: Conversation with Foundation Leaders

June 4 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am


Beginning in 2021, The Minnesota Council on Foundations (MCF) will be offering a series of CEO Chats with the presidents or senior leaders of Minnesota’s philanthropic organizations. Nonprofit staff and board members are invited to sign up for these free, virtual conversations.

During each CEO Chat, attendees will have an opportunity to meet the foundation leader, and learn about the foundation’s priorities and strategic decisions. Participants will be encouraged to ask questions in this discussion facilitated by MCF President Susie Brown. We hope you’ll join us for candid conversation about many of the pressing issues and challenges facing Minnesota’s nonprofit and philanthropic sectors.

On June 4, we’ll hear from Jennifer Ford Reedy. Jen has been president of the Bush Foundation since September 2012. Prior to joining the Foundation, Jen served as chief of staff and vice president of strategy for the St. Paul and Minnesota Foundations, where she led the creation of GiveMN.org and Give to the Max Day. Jen was also a consultant with McKinsey and Company for nine years and directed the Itasca Project, a CEO-led regional civic initiative in the Twin Cities. She currently serves on the boards of Council on Foundations, GHR Foundation, Independent Sector and Regions Hospital. She also volunteers as an election judge and teaches a graduate course in philanthropic history and strategy at the University of Minnesota. She is a proud Jayhawk and went to graduate school at the University of Chicago. She has two great kids and one great husband.


June 4
9:00 am - 10:00 am


Minnesota Council on Foundations

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