Philanthropy Leaders Forum: Bush Foundation

Date: Sep 8, 2017
Time: 08:00 AM to 09:30 AM

Hamline University - Anderson Center
774 Snelling Ave. N., St. Paul

Fee: $50 for MCN members Register Now!

Bush Foundation logoJoin MCN as we learn about the Bush Foundation. This forum, with the Foundation’s president, Jennifer Ford Reedy, will offer an opportunity to hear about the Foundation’s giving priorities and to understand the issues impacting the Foundation’s current focus.

Join Jennifer 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 2017.

The Bush Foundation invests in great ideas and the people who power them in Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and 23 Native Nations. The Foundation was established in 1953 by Archibald Bush, a 3M executive who played a key role in growing 3M into one of the world’s leading companies. The Foundation’s target payout for 2016 was $43.5 million.
The forum will include a formal presentation by Jennifer Ford Reedy, question and answer time with the audience and opportunities for networking.

Jennifer Ford ReedyJennifer Ford Reedy 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 Minnesota Philanthropy Partners, where she led the creation of, Give to the Max Day, and the Minnesota Idea Open. Jen was also a consultant with McKinsey and Company for nine years and was the first director of the Itasca Project, a C.E.O.-led regional civic initiative in the Twin Cities.

Her current community service includes board and committee work with Region’s Hospital, GHR Foundation, the Truman Foundation and Independent Sector. She is also a member of the Itasca Project, Minnesota Women's Economic Roundtable and the US Global Leadership Coalition Minnesota Advisory Committee.

Jen has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Kansas and a master’s degree from the University of Chicago. She has been honored as a “40 Under 40” leader by the Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal, as one of the “100 Minnesotans You Should Know” by Twin Cities Business Magazine, and as a NextGen Fellow by Independent Sector.

Event Details

Calendar: Add this event to your calendar on Outlook or Google.

Refreshments: A light breakfast will be served.

Schedule: The first 30 minutes will be reserved for networking while enjoying light breakfast, coffee and tea. Please bring your business cards to share.

Travel: Driving directions are available on Hamline's website. Plenty of parking is available in the Anderson Center ramp, on the city streets and in the campus surface lots. See the campus map to see all parking options. The meeting will take place in Anderson Center Room 112.

About the Philanthropy Leaders Forum

In 2017, 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 2017 and beyond. Watch MCN’s Fundraising Trainings webpage for information about additional upcoming events.

Individual Login

You are signed in as:

View My Account divider Logout