Camp Equity 101 Instructor
Kelly has been with MIGIZI for over 3 years starting as a transition consultant and accepted the Presidents role in November of 2018. During her tenure, she has helped to secure MIGIZI 3017 space and has led the organization through the difficult process of losing that building to civil unrest and beginning again. Kelly served as founding President and CEO of the Tiwahe Foundation for seven years, Tiwahe is an American Indian community foundation that focuses on providing micro-grants to American Indian communities, strengthening leadership initiatives, and network building. During her 20 years of philanthropy and non-profit work, Kelly has worked with the Jewish Community Foundation, The Family Partnership, Headwaters Foundation for Justice, and New Foundations – a Project for Pride in Living program. Kelly currently serves on the Saint Paul Foundation Community Impact Grants Committee, The Family Partnership Board of Directors, and other projects that benefit American Indian women and youth. She holds an M.A. degree in Philanthropy and Development from St. Mary’s University and a B.A. in Cultural Anthropology from the University of Minnesota. Kelly currently lives in NE Minneapolis and enjoys time with her 5 children and extended family, hiking, camping, and fishing.