Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Harris named President of Minnesota Council on Foundations

TristaHarris.jpgTrista Harris (MPP '00) recently became the newly appointed president of the Minnesota Council on Foundations (MCF). She will begin her position on July 29, 2013 MCF is an organization whose members award almost $1 billion a year. The goal of the MCF is to expand and strengthen a diverse community of grant makers while advancing the common good.

"The MCF board is convinced that Trista Harris is the right leader at the right time," says Kevin Walker, chair of MCF's board of directors, and president and CEO of Northwest Area Foundation. "Our members' communities, our state, and the world are changing fast. Trista's passion for unlocking philanthropy's potential is a great fit for the challenges we face."

Trista is known nationally as an advocate for leaders in philanthropic and nonprofit sectors. She is also an accomplished speaker and has been recognized in the news numerous times for her New Voices of Philanthropy blog.

Trista was previously the executive director of the Headwaters Foundation for Justice and her other professional experiences include serving as a program officer at The Saint Paul Foundation and Minnesota Community Foundation, as well as the director of advancement at Portico Healthnet.

Read the MCF release here.

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