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The Initiative Foundation employs highly skilled and diverse staff members with two things in common: All are passionate about Central Minnesota hometowns, and all believe in the power of local people to achieve a brighter future.

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Jessy Beto
Program Assistant
jbeto(at)ifound.org

(320) 631-2057

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Kate Bjorge
Community Philanthropy Manager
kbjorge(at)ifound.org
(320) 631-2048

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Daniel Bullert
Business Finance Manager
dbullert(at)ifound.org
(320) 631-2013

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Mike Burton
External Relations Officer
mburton(at)ifound.org
(320) 631-2059
 

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Lynn Bushinger
Chief Financial & Operations Officer, Treasurer 
lbushinger(at)ifound.org 
(320) 631-2041

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Chris Fastner
Initiators Fellowship Program Manager
cfastner(at)ifound.org
(320) 631-2019

LaRae Foehrenbacher

LaRae Foehrenbacher
Fund Development Associate
lfoehrenbacher(at)ifound.org
(320) 631-2007


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Yadira Frey
Office & Facilities Coordinator
yfrey(at)ifound.org
(320) 631-2020


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Brenda Gugglberger
Philanthropy Specialist
bgugglberger(at)ifound.org
(320) 631-2061 

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 Don Hickman
Vice President for Community
&
 Workforce Development
dhickman(at)ifound.org
(320) 631-2043

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Barb Larson
Accounting Assistant
blarson(at)ifound.org
(320) 631-2017

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Laura Larson
Program Associate for Entrepreneurship
llarson(at)ifound.org
(320) 631-2064

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MaryAnn Lindell
Executive Administrator
mlindell(at)ifound.org
(320) 631-2004

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Bob McClintick
Marketing & Communications Director
bmcclintick(at)ifound.org
(320) 631-2008

Michele Miller

Michele Miller
Controller
mmiller(at)ifound.org
(320) 631-2050

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Braden Moore
Accounting
Manager

bmoore(at)ifound.org
(320) 631-2049

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Carl Newbanks
Grants & Development Manager
cnewbanks(at)ifound.org
(320) 631-2042

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Allison Norgren
Marketing and Communications Associate
anorgren(at)ifound.org
(320) 631-2001

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Kimberly Slipy
Information Systems Administrator
kslipy(at)ifound.org 
(320) 631-2014

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Zach Tabatt
Nonprofit Development Specialist
ztabatt(at)ifound.org

(320) 631-2015

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Kerie Thoma
Program Associate
kthoma(at)ifound.org 
(320) 631-2054

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Matt Varilek
President
mvarilek(at)ifound.org 
(320) 631-2005 

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Carie Verley
Finance Assistant
cverley(at)ifound.org
(320) 631-2010

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Jeff Wig
Vice President for Entrepreneurship
jwig(at)ifound.org

(320) 631-2006