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Gloria Perez

Gloria Perez

President & CEO

Gloria Perez is President and Chief Executive Officer of the Women’s Foundation of Minnesota. Perez has more than 25 years of experience across sectors, ranging from small business, for-profit corporations to nonprofit human service organizations.

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Lulete Mola

Lulete Mola

Chief Strategy & Innovation Officer

Lulete Mola is committed to social change that is intersectional, asset-based, and led by communities most impacted. As the Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer, Lulete puts this commitment to action as the lead strategist and co-visionary of community investments, field-building programming, strategic communications, and bold fundraising that enable large-scale systems change.

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Staff

Deb Bednarz

Deb Bednarz
Bookkeeper

612-236-1826 | Email

LaCora Bradford Kesti

LaCora Bradford Kesti
Director of Community Impact

612-236-1842 | Email
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Jennica Date

Jennica Date
Associate Director of Data Analysis

612-236-1812 | Email

Erika Hayley Drozdowski

Hayley Drozdowski-Poxleitner
Research & Communications Manager

612-236-1838 | Email

Erika Idrovo-Cuesta

Caitlin Frey
Senior Executive Assistant and Board Liaison

612-236-1841 | Email

Allie Arens

Allie Heid
Executive Assistant to Chief Strategy & Innovation Officer | Office Manager

612-236-1839 | Email

Tam Ho

Tam Ho
Director of Philanthropic Partnerships

612-286-1803 | Email

Lizzie Nelson

Lizzie King
Senior Development & Planned Giving Officer

612-236-1832 | Email

Jen Lowman Day

Jen Lowman Day
Senior Director of Communications

612-236-1828 | Email

Stacy Papier-Meister

Stacy Papier-Meister
Associate Director of Advancement

612-236-1827 | Email

Jasmine Sanchez

Jasmine Sánchez
Senior Program Officer & Grants Manager
612-236-1856 | Email

Jasmine Sanchez

Kim L. Stone
Vice President of Advancement & External Relations

612-236-1849 | Email

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Carolyn Van Nelson
Controller

612-236-1847 | Email

Heidi Walsh

Heidi Walsh
Vice President of Finance & Operations

612-236-1858 | Email

Interns & Fellows

The Dr. Reatha Clark King Fellowship and the Wenda Weekes Moore Internship Program are our innovative initiatives to build a pipeline of women of color leaders in philanthropy.

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Erika Idrovo-Cuesta

Erika Idrovo-Cuesta
Program Manager | Dr. Reatha Clark King Fellow

612-236-1814 | Email

Isatu Shirek

Isatu Shirek
Wenda Weekes Moore Intern

612-337-5010 | Email

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Board of Trustees

Nevada Littlewolf
Chair

Executive Director
Our Children MN

Chanda Smith Baker
Vice Chair

Senior Vice President of Impact
The Minneapolis Foundation

Debarati Sen
Treasurer

President
Abrasives Systems Division, 3M

George Martin
Secretary

Partner
Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP


Julia Classen

Retired Nonprofit Organizational and Governance Consultant

Andrea Duarte-Alonso

Hometown Fellow
Lead for America

Vanessa Goodthunder

Director
C̣aƞṡayapi Waḳaƞyeża Owayawa Oṭi

Adair Mosley

President & CEO
Pillsbury United Communities

Wendy Nelson

Chairwoman
Carlson Family Foundation

Anita Patel

Vice President of Grantmaking
Bush Foundation

Brenda Quaye

Owner & Founder
Venstar, LLC

Fatima Said

Executive Director
Project FINE

Susan Segal

Judge
MN Court of Appeals

Elena Brito Sifferlin

Licensed Social Worker and Community Volunteer

Valerie Spencer

Community Volunteer

Sandy Vargas

Senior Executive Leadership Fellow
University of Minnesota, Hubert Humphrey School of Public Affairs