Keweenaw Community Foundation welcomes new Executive Director, Erin Minne


HANCOCK — The Keweenaw Community Foundation is excited to welcome its new Executive Director, Erin Minné. Minné joins the Foundation with over 25 years of experience in the fields of philanthropy and fundraising, most recently holding the position of Senior Vice President of Advancement at DePaul University. Prior to that Minné worked at Illinois State University as the Vice President for Advancement and Executive Director of the ISU Foundation from 2010-2014; and Vice President of Development, Health Sciences at the University of Iowa Foundation from 2001-2010.

Minné’s connection to the Keweenaw began during her time at Michigan Tech, where she served as Director of Foundation Relations and Campaign Stewardship from 1995-2001. During the onboarding process Minné shared the following about her desire to return to the area, with the time away serving to only strengthen that initial connection:

“Last year, my husband and I made good on a promise we had made to ourselves long ago by returning to the Copper Country. We feel a deep affinity with this area and its people.”

Since moving back to the area Minné has spent time volunteering for local organizations, and recently received a Master Gardener Volunteer certification through the Michigan State University Extension Program. Beginning her role as the Executive Director of the Keweenaw Community Foundation, she shared her passions both for the position and her experience living in the Keweenaw:

“I am deeply committed to helping people locate their philanthropic passions so they can accomplish something meaningful to them with their resources. I enjoy being physically active, preferably outdoors! I am also an avid reader, an arts lover, and a life-long learner.”

To learn more about the Keweenaw Community Foundation, it’s board, staff, and myriad of funds supporting the community, please visit: www.keweenawgives.org


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