Part of Cogent’s commitment is to make a lasting impact through changing the way people think about money – thinking beyond the individual level to the...read more
Over $112 million in capital invested in low-income communities as Minnesota faces one of America’s largest wealth gaps The Minnesota Council on Foundations (MCF) and several...read more
I “retired” in June 2014 after working since I was age 15. Most of my adult life I worked in a leadership role in philanthropy and...read more
Who knew how much I missed business travel? Despite the still-cramped seats, forced close proximity to other humans in a small capsule, and a few crabby...read more
In honor of Earth Day After finishing up as Finance Committee and Board Chair of the Citizens League I had decided not to serve on any...read more
Top of my mind these days is investing in line with Diversity, Equity, Inclusion values. Many institutions promised bold moves after George Floyd was murdered. Who is following through and doing this well? Racial justice requires new pathways for capital flows. I’m excited to be part of the McKnight Foundation’s Groundbreak Coalition, aiming to deploy $2b in flexible capital over 10 years to disrupt the status quo. In Minnesota we are a generous state, a charitable state, a hard-working state: we need to try new approaches to create that famous quality of life for all. We are leading a session on Place Based Impact Investing at the Mission Investors Exchange conference in Baltimore. Reach out if you’ll be there so I can include you in the informal MN meet-ups.