Philanthropy Leaders Forum: Bush Foundation

Date: May 21, 2013
Time: 09:00 AM to 10:30 AM

Hamline University - Anderson Center, Room 112
774 Snelling Ave. S., St. Paul

Fee: $45 for MCN members Register Now!

In September 2012, Jennifer Ford Reedy joined the Bush Foundation as its fourth president. Join Jennifer on May 21 to learn about her work, the Foundation’s commitment to meeting the needs of our regional communities and new developments at the Bush Foundation in 2013.

Bush FoundationThe Bush Foundation was established in 1953 by 3M executive Archibald Bush and his wife, Edyth, and today works in communities across Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and the 23 Native nations that share the same geography. The Foundation paid out over $20 million in grants in 2011.

Jennifer Ford ReedyBefore joining the Bush Foundation, Jennifer was the chief of staff and vice president of strategy for Minnesota Philanthropy Partners (MN Partners), a network of organizations including The Saint Paul Foundation, Minnesota Community Foundation, F.R. Bigelow Foundation and the Mardag Foundation. In her four years at MN Partners, she guided several innovative ventures, including, an online giving portal, and the Minnesota Idea Open, an idea platform designed to get Minnesotans thinking and talking about solutions to critical issues facing the state.

Prior to joining MN Partners, Jennifer was a consultant with McKinsey and Company and directed the Itasca Project, a CEO-led economic development initiative in the Twin Cities. She currently serves on the board of the Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library and co-chairs the advisory board for the Honors College at the University of Kansas. She has been honored as a "40 Under 40" leader by the Minneapolis St. Paul Business Journal and as a NextGen Fellow by Independent Sector.

Jennifer holds a master’s degree in social policy from the University of Chicago and is a graduate of the University of Kansas where she received a national Truman Fellowship for Public Service.

The forum will include a formal presentation by Jennifer Ford Reedy, question and answer time with the audience and opportunities for networking. A light continental breakfast will be served.

This forum is co-sponsored by MCN and the Hamline University School of Business, Nonprofit Management Programs.

About the Philanthropy Leaders Forum

In 2013, the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits will offer various gatherings of the Philanthropy Leaders Forum. During each forum, you will hear from, and engage with, some of Minnesota’s most prominent philanthropy leaders. Philanthropy Leaders Fora are MCN special member events and provide a great opportunity for you to network with your peers involved in fundraising. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to hear first-hand what philanthropy leaders are thinking about changes for the sector in 2013 and beyond. Watch MCN’s Fundraising Trainings webpage for information about additional upcoming events.

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