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

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 (deceased)
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, The Edward J. Phillips Family Foundation, Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation, Target Foundation. This activity is made possible by voters of Minnesota through grants from the Minnesota State Arts Board Operating Support grant and the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

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