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Bush Foundation President to Share Great and Terrible Philanthropy

May 13, 2013

Jennifer Ford Reedy to keynote "1st Tuesday Speaker Series" at McNamara Alumni Center on June 4.

Jennifer Ford Reedy, president of the Bush Foundation, will deliver "Great and Terrible Philanthropy" at the Carlson School of Management's "1st Tuesday Speaker Series" on June 4 at 11:30 a.m. at the McNamara Alumni Center.

Before joining the Bush Foundation as president in September 2012, Reedy was the chief of staff and vice president of strategy for Minnesota Philanthropy Partners (MN Partners), a network of organizations including The Saint Paul Foundation, Minnesota Community Foundation, F.R. Bigelow Foundation and the Mardag Foundation.

In her four years at MN Partners, she guided several innovative new ventures, including GiveMN.org, an online, state-of-the-art giving portal that is transforming charitable giving in Minnesota. She also launched the Minnesota Idea Open in partnership with Ashoka Changemakers. The Idea Open is designed to get as many Minnesotans as possible thinking and talking about solutions to critical issues facing the state.

Prior to joining MN Partners, Reedy was a consultant with McKinsey and Company and directed the Itasca Project, a CEO-led regional economic development initiative in the Twin Cities. In that capacity, she helped create and manage community initiatives on topics ranging from early childhood education to transportation infrastructure.

Tickets for the June 4th event, which includes lunch by D'Amico, are $28 and can be purchased online.

About the Carlson School of Management's 1st Tuesday Speaker Series

The Carlson School of Management's "1st Tuesday Speaker Series" began in 1992 to provide an opportunity for alumni and friends of the Carlson School to continue their management education. The series features top-notch executives as keynote speakers addressing hot topics in business and leadership. The event attracts alumni and business leaders from throughout the corporate community and is a popular networking venue.