Trista Harris of Minnesota Council on Foundations named to ’40 under 40′ philanthropy list

Trista Harris

Trista Harris, president of the Minnesota Council on Foundations, has been named to the Chronicle of Philanthropy’s list of “40 under 40.”

The publication said she “is a rock star working across generations and across diverse communities to shape the future of philanthropy.”

Harris, 38, has been with MCF since 2013. She is a 2015 Bush Fellow and serves on the board of the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy (NCRP), on the Humphrey School of Public Affairs advisory committee and is a member of the Minnesota Women’s Economic Roundtable.

The Chronicle story said: “Under Trista’s leadership, the council has expanded its public-policy efforts, both in support of individual member capacity and in strengthening our collective voice on issues that foster a more prosperous, inclusive, and equitable state.”

And Brad Kruse, MCF board chair, said: “Trista is a dynamic, entrepreneurial and inclusive leader, and we are thrilled to have her recognized for the hard work she has done to represent and move philanthropy forward in Minnesota and beyond.”

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