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The Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation is pleased to announce the appointment of Daniel Lemm to its distinguished Board of Directors.

Daniel Lemm

The Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation is pleased to announce the appointment of Daniel Lemm to its distinguished Board of Directors. Daniel brings a wealth of experience and expertise as the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer at Charles K. Blandin Foundation, the largest rural-based and rural-serving private foundation in Minnesota.

In his role at the Blandin Foundation, Daniel has demonstrated exceptional leadership in financial strategy execution and risk management. His responsibilities included overseeing key operational functions such as information systems & technology, facilities and grants management. Prior to his tenure at Blandin, he held staff positions at the McKnight Foundation and Native Americans in Philanthropy, showcasing his commitment to advancing philanthropic efforts.

“We are confident that Daniel’s proven leadership and dedication to strengthening our communities will significantly enhance the impact of the Board of Directors,” said Foundation Chair Diane Tran. “His extensive experience in financial management and philanthropy will advance the Foundation's commitment to fostering positive change throughout Minnesota.”

Daniel’s impact extends beyond his professional roles, as he has held fiduciary roles with numerous nonprofits and foundations throughout Minnesota. His dedication to financial stewardship and community engagement aligns seamlessly with the mission and values of the Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation.

"As a tribal citizen with roots in rural and urban communities, I'm grateful for the opportunity to serve on the board of a foundation whose work advances generosity, equity and community-led solutions statewide,” said Daniel. “The Foundation is a respected partner with diverse communities across the state because they recognize the deep knowledge through lived experience of each community. I look forward to working with fellow Board of Directors to continue the exceptional quality of services and benefits provided to the community through effective governance practices."

"We are honored to welcome Daniel to our Board of Directors," said Dr. Eric Jolly, Foundation President and CEO. "His wealth of experience and passion for community service make him an invaluable addition to our team. We look forward to the insightful contributions he will undoubtedly bring to our organization."

We are confident that Daniel’s proven leadership and dedication to strengthening our communities will significantly enhance the impact of the Board of Directors.

Foundation Chair Diane Tran

As a tribal citizen with roots in rural and urban communities, I'm grateful for the opportunity to serve on the board of a foundation whose work advances generosity, equity and community-led solutions statewide.

Board Member Daniel Lemm

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