FOUNDING PRINCIPAL AND CEO
Kevin has more than 25 years of experience in nonprofit leadership and fundraising. He has guided organizations in management reorganization, campaign preparation and major and annual giving program design. He provides strategic planning assistance and board leadership development. He specializes in corporate and foundation fundraising, major gifts, campaign management, direct mail and telemarketing.
Kevin was introduced to philanthropy while working at The Minnesota Daily Newspaper at the University of Minnesota. In 1988, he launched The Daily Alumni Association, created their first annual fund, and developed and implemented the capital campaign for a new building. After graduating from the University of Minnesota, Kevin started his career in philanthropy with the Jay & Rose Phillips Family Foundation. He worked closely with Jay Phillips and learned first hand from one of Minnesota’s greatest philanthropist what it means to give back to the community. The experience helped to shape Kevin’s fundraising philosophy and to this day continues to guide him in his work and his commitment to educating donors.
Prior to forming the firm, Kevin served as Director of Corporate and Annual Giving at HealthEast Foundation. He managed fundraising programs at the Hill Reference Library (St. Paul, MN), the Minnesota Daily Newspaper (Minneapolis, MN), and served as Associate Executive Director of the Jay & Rose Phillips Family Foundation, (Minneapolis, MN). Kevin holds a B.A. from the University of Minnesota.