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Aurea Gerard

Director of Philanthropic Advising

“Cultivating donor relationships along with helping our donors meet their philanthropic goals are the pieces I enjoy most about my job as a philanthropic advisor.”

As Director of Philanthropic Advising, Aurea is responsible for leading the Foundation's dynamic team of philanthropic advisors. In her role, Aurea partners with donors to help them reach their philanthropic goals and deepen their engagement with the Foundation.

Aurea joined the Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation in 2012 and brought with her a wealth of experience in the nonprofit sector, especially in the areas of project management and development. She is also a committed volunteer, serving as board co-chair and lending her skills as a certified Reiki Master to Pathways Healthcare Crisis Center.

Aurea studied at the University of Saint Thomas and holds an associate's degree and a bachelor's degree in business administration and metaphysical science. She also holds a master’s degree in metaphysical science. Aurea loves traveling with her spouse, playing with her dog—a Coton de Tulear named Domino—and spending time in nature.


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