President of Minnesota Council On Foundations Speaks To The Leadership Forum

Trista Harris To Speak To The Leadership Forum

Trista Harris
Trista Harris, President, MCF

An increasing rate of change makes the already challenging work of doing good even more difficult. Companies, nonprofits, foundations, and social entrepreneurs all are trying to make the world a better place but are often using yesterday’s information to do so.

What if we could predict the future and prepare for the coming realities that will impact our communities?

Join Trista Harris as she takes us on an interactive journey where she’ll uncover tools to create the future.

Trista is president of MCF, a vibrant community of grant makers who award almost $1 billion annually. Prior to joining MCF in August 2013, Trista was executive director of the Headwaters Foundation for Justice in Minneapolis, and she previously served as program officer at The Saint Paul Foundation and Minnesota Community Foundation (now Minnesota Philanthropy Partners).

Trista earned her masters of public policy degree from the Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota, and her bachelor of arts from Howard University, Washington, D.C. She is a passionate national advocate for new leaders in the independent sector, and she currently chairs the national board of advisors of Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy (EPIP). Trista strives to promote best practices in grant making that build capacity of nonprofits while creating measurable social change in the community.

The event will be held on Monday, June 22nd from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. at the Holiday Inn & Suites located at 8511 Hudson Boulevard, Lake Elmo, MN.  RSVP’s are preferred and can be made by emailing Nancy in the Foundation office at or by calling 651-788-6586.


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