Donna Svendsen

As Strategic Outreach Director, Donna Svendsen forges relationships and builds partnerships between ServeMinnesota and stakeholders in the communities we serve. She also co-leads ServeMinnesota’s strategic process for recruiting and retaining AmeriCorps members of color. Donna’s expertise in Minnesota’s non-profit landscape spans 20+ years and uniquely positions her for these efforts. Before her current role, Donna was the Associate Director for the General Mills Foundation, where she led the company’s global employee engagement program, grants programs, and its multi-million dollar United Way campaign in the U.S. and Canada. Donna’s experience also includes working as the Media Relations Manager for Macalester College and as a Reporter & Producer for Minnesota Public Radio. Donna has a B.A. in Journalism from Drake University.

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