FOUNDING PRINCIPAL and CEO
Kevin has more than 35 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, and annual giving.
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.