Board, Advisors and Staff




Board of Directors, Honorary Board Members, National Advisors and Staff

 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Archie Givens, Jr.
President
President, Givens Development Corporation

Herman J. Milligan, Jr., Ph.D.
Chair
Managing Partner, The Fulton Group, LLC

Stanley Jackson
Vice-Chair
Vice President, Sales and Marketing, INTACT MN

Jerry Wilson
Treasurer
President, Verona Publications

Tom Nelson
Secretary
Partner, Stinson Leonard Street LLP

Sherwood Herndon

CEO, BACKSACK International, LLC

Chairman of The Executive Board, Herndon International Hotel Properties
 

HONORARY BOARD MEMBERS

Mary Franklin
Chair Emeritus

Roxanne Givens
CEO, Ethnic Homes, Minneapolis

Phoebe Givens (deceased)
Co-founder, Givens Foundation; 
Retired Administrator, Willows Convalescent Center, Minneapolis

Margaret Hasse
Nonprofit Consultant, Saint Paul

Josie Johnson
Foundation and Co-chair, Leland Johnson Common Vision Program
Former University of Minnesota Regent, Minneapolis

Carol Meshbesher-Givens
Community Volunteer, Minneapolis

Amos Rosenbloom (deceased)
Partner, Rosenbloom & Rosenbloom
an insurance company, Minneapolis

Claudia Wallace-Gardner
Event & Conference Consultant, Minneapolis
 

NATIONAL ADVISORS

Christopher Paul Curtis

Rita Dove

Marian Wright Edelman

Nikki Finney

Walter Mosley

Ladan Osman

Alexs Pate

Dean Phillips

Sonia Sanchez

Quincy Troupe

Saul Williams


STAFF

Archie Givens, Jr.
President

Herman J. Milligan, Jr., Ph.D.
Chair, Board of Directors

 

Major support for The Givens Foundation activities is provided by Givens Foundation individual donors, Target, The Edward J. Phillips Family Foundation, and the Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation. This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

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