Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee


This committee's role is to ensure the MCF advances diversity, equity and inclusivity across all policies, practices and programs of the organization and the field. These changes represent an institutional and policy level shift and move away from program planning. The committee will then have a laser sharp focus on assessing and refining internal structures and policies – governance, finance, programs, etc. to improve MCF and advance change in the field.

2023 Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee Roster

  • Mai-Anh Tran, Committee Co-Chair, Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation
  • Russell Betts, Committee Co-Chair, The Minneapolis Foundation
  • Stephanie Andrews, Bush Foundation
  • Paul Bachleitner, Northwest Area Foundation
  • Claire Chang, BlueCross BlueShield of Minnesota Foundation
  • Michael Dominowski, Thrivent Foundation
  • Pham Ti Hoa, Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies
  • Dana Jensen, Carlson Family Foundation
  • Denise Mayotte, Sheltering Arms Foundation
  • Amanda Pelley, Rochester Area Foundation
  • Caryn Thor Lesser, Greater Twin Cities United Way
  • Heidi Tieszen, Saint Paul and Minnesota Foundation