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

"For more than 30 years, the Initiative Foundation has empowered local people to build thriving communities across Central Minnesota. The Foundation’s staff—working in conjunction with a diverse array of partners—plays a critical role in the important work of making our region an ideal place where people choose to live, work, give and play."

 
View our Board of Trustee summary statement on diversity, equity and inclusion.

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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 Specialist
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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Abdi Daisane
Enterprise Academy Program Officer
adaisane(at)ifound.org
(320) 207-4888

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

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

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Brenda Gugglberger
 Development 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 Specialist
blarson(at)ifound.org
(320) 631-2017

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Laura Larson
Entrepreneurship Specialist
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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Hannah Mayhew
Enterprise Academy Intern
eaintern(at)ifound.org
(320) 270-6019

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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 & Communications Specialist
anorgren(at)ifound.org
(320) 631-2001
 

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Robin Skinner
Three Rivers Community Foundation Administrative Assistant
rskinner(at)ifound.org
(763) 218-1974

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

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Zach Tabatt
Nonprofit Development Program Officer
ztabatt(at)ifound.org

(320) 631-2015

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Kerie Thoma
Program Specialist
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 Specialist
cverley(at)ifound.org
(320) 631-2010

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

(320) 631-2006

Among our many partners are several certified Community Development Financial Institutions, or CDFIs, that help us meet our goals to empower the people of Central Minnesota.

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Jessy Beto
Program Specialist
jbeto(at)ifound.org

(320) 631-2057

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

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

(320) 631-2006

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

Laura_web.jpg

Laura Larson
Entrepreneurship Specialist
llarson(at)ifound.org
(320) 631-2064

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Abdi Daisane
Enterprise Academy Program Officer
adaisane(at)ifound.org
(320) 207-4888

Hannah-Mayhew_website.gif

Hannah Mayhew
Enterprise Academy Intern
eaintern(at)ifound.org
(320) 270-6019

Jessy_web.jpg

Jessy Beto
Program Specialist
jbeto(at)ifound.org

(320) 631-2057

Don_web.jpg 

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

Zach_web.jpg

Zach Tabatt
Nonprofit Development Program Officer
ztabatt(at)ifound.org

(320) 631-2015

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

Carl_web.jpg

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

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

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Kerie Thoma
Program Specialist
kthoma(at)ifound.org 
(320) 631-2020

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

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

(320) 631-2041

MaryAnn_web.jpg

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

Slipy_Kim_web.jpg 

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

Yadira_web.jpg

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

Michele Miller

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

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

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

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Braden Moore
Accounting
Manager

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