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Transition Updates

Search Committee Update
PFund’s community-led search committee has opened the search for a new Executive Director. Please see the position profile for details and information about the application process.

In keeping with PFund's commitment to community-based work, the search for a new Executive Director is led by PFund Board and community members, with the assistance of the search firm, Ballinger/Leafblad. Claire Wilson and Alfonso Wenker co-chair the committee that includes: Kay Adam, Lois Carlson, Claire Chang, Dana Nelson, Ani Koch, John Larsen and Luz Maria Hernandez.

We value your thoughts and input and ask that any questions be directed to

Interim Executive Director
Join us in welcoming Rebecca Voelkel, who stepped into her new role as Interim Executive Director in August. Rebecca is a longtime friend and valued supporter of PFund. She has served as Faith Work Director for the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force; Executive Director of the Institute for Welcoming Resources; Interim Executive Director for the United Church of Christ Coalition for LGBT Concerns; pastor of Spirit of the Lakes United Church of Christ; and program staff for the Center for the Prevention of Sexual and Domestic Violence. Rebecca was a founding board member of Minnesotans United for All Families and worked closely on organizing efforts against Minnesota’s anti-marriage and voter restriction amendments in 2012.

Please direct questions related to the transition to Claire Wilson, PFund Board member and search committee chair at

Moxie Awards Thank You! –
Friday, September 26, 2014

PFund’s 2014 Moxie Awards were a huge success! Over 180 people came to the Science Museum of Minnesota to celebrate PFund’s 2014 scholars, grantee partners and QReach partner organizations. Thank you to all who attended - and special thanks to our volunteers, performers, scholars and partner organizations!

BOP Community Recognition Award –
Tuesday, September 23, 2014

The Bisexual Organizing Project recognizes individuals, community organizations and businesses annually that have demonstrated long term commitment to the support of the Bi+ community in the Upper Midwest. This month, BOP named PFund as the recipient of the 2014 Community Organization Community Recognition Award. PFund is humbled by this recognition and grateful to have opportunities to work with BOP to help resource Bi+ communities and for BOP’s work to support change in the Upper Midwest.

PFund named 2014 Nonprofit Mission
Award recipient –
Wednesday, September 10, 2014

PFund is honored to be recognized by Minnesota Council of Nonprofits and MAP for Nonprofits with their Responsive Philanthropy Nonprofit Mission Excellence Award. Thank you to MCN members for your endorsement and thank you to Upper Midwest LGBT communities for your partnership and passion for resourcing change in our region!

2014 PFund Scholars announced –
Thursday, June 5, 2014

Congratulations to the 18 student leaders named 2014 PFund Scholars. Students are recognized for their service, leadership and outstanding academic achievement with awards ranging from $2,000 - $10,000—with $60,000 total awarded this year.

QReach Update
PFund gathered with over 60 leaders, funders and the QReach advisory group in St. Paul, Minn. in September for the QReach final convening: Thriving Forward. Stay tuned for convening highlights and photos coming soon! For more information about the QReach regional assessment, here. Check out the photos from the kick-off convening last March in Des Moines, Iowa here.

PFund's 2013 Annual Report is available. Download and read a copy here.

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