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Annual Conference

MCF's not-to-be-missed yearly gathering for valuable learning and peer networking.

2024 Annual Conference

Each year, MCF hosts an annual opportunity for statewide networking and peer learning.

For the first time since 2012, MCF and MCN (Minnesota Council of Nonprofits) are partnering to host the largest gathering of nonprofit and philanthropic professionals in Minnesota! Taking place on October 10-11 in St. Paul, the 2024 MCF & MCN Joint Annual Conference features two days of learning, relationship building, solution development, and celebration. Our theme will be Mosaic: Meaningful Collaboration in a Complex World.

  • Register now: MCF members and funders can register online here.
  • Sponsor the Conference: Learn about conference sponsorship opportunities, now available.
  • Present a Workshop Session: The RFP for workshop proposals closed in mid-January. We received 165 proposals for about 50 breakout session slots! Thanks to everyone who shared interest in presenting. If you submitted a proposal, you will hear back from MCN or MCF staff in mid-March.

Reach out to Paul Masiarchin with questions.

Conference Planning Committee

Thanks to this amazing cross sector group of volunteers who are planning the 2024 conference.

  • Aaron Zimmerman, PFund Foundation
  • Adora Land, African American Leadership Forum 
  • Alene Sussman, Minnesota Jewish Community Foundation
  • Allie Krug, Patterson Companies
  • Alyssa Banks, General Mills, Inc.
  • Amanda Pelley, Rochester Area Foundation
  • Andrea Satter, Big Brothers Big Sisters Twin Cities    
  • Angie Pilgrim, St. Croix Valley Foundation
  • Anna Bosak, Andersen Corporation
  • Ashley Hall, Koochiching County Food Access
  • Carla Manzoni, Ph.D., LatinoLEAD   
  • Feather LaRoche, Relentless Feather 
  • Greta Stark-Kraker, Central Minnesota Community Foundation
  • Ivy Vainio, American Indian Community Housing Organization (AICHO)
  • Jessica Eckerstorfer, SEAD Project 
  • Kedar Hickman, Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation
  • Kelsey Gantzer at Duluth Community Schools Collaborative
  • Lawaina Al-Otaibi, Department of Public Transformation
  • Lori-Anne Williams, Catholic Charities 
  • Mary Delorie, Headwaters Foundation 
  • Mercedes Plendl, PFund Foundation
  • Ruth Sherman, Community Resource Connections
  • Sam Holsen, Xcel Energy Foundation
  • Sareen Keenan, Greater Twin Cities United Way
  • Sommer Green, Pohlad Family Foundation
  • Tenzin Nordon, GHR Foundation
  • Tracie Clanaugh, First Witness
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