Donna Svendsen

I am responsible for the development of new and enhanced partnerships and relationships that amplify ServeMinnesota’s mission and goals. I also lead the organization’s development function and the growth of ServeMinnesota’s fundraising portfolio. Before that, I served as the associate director of the General Mills Foundation where she led General Mills’ global employee engagement program and served as the grants officer for the company’s education and international community grants programs as well as the former Twin Cities Celebrating Communities of Color Grants. The best part of working for ServeMinnesota — besides the people — is the cause of serving others. Closing the gaps that exists for people really resonates with who I am. I am currently on the board of directors of the Salvation Army Northern Division as well as HandsOn Twin Cities.