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Jeremy Wells

Senior Vice President of Philanthropic Services

“I have a deep passion for helping philanthropists achieve their goals. The Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation provides me with amazing opportunities to do that on a daily basis.”

Jeremy R. Wells currently serves as senior vice president of Philanthropic Services at the Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation, Minnesota’s largest community foundation. In this role, Jeremy serves as the chief fundraising and donor stewardship strategist. He also staffs the Foundation’s board development and governance committees.

Jeremy has spent his entire career working in philanthropy. Prior to his work at the Foundation, he served as the chief development officer at both Augsburg University and Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota. He holds both a master’s degree in philanthropy & development and his CFRE certification. Jeremy is an adjunct faculty member at the University of St. Thomas and is a frequently requested speaker and author on a variety of philanthropic topics, including development planning, utilizing volunteers, donor engagement, stewardship, ethics and charitable gift planning.

In addition to his work, Jeremy serves on numerous local, regional and national boards. He was also selected as a 40 Under 40 recipient by the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal in 2018.


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