PENNY HUNT, Executive Director
Penny retired in 2007 from Medtronic, Inc., where she was Vice President, Community Affairs and Executive Director, The Medtronic Foundation for nearly 15 years. Penny led the development and implementation of Medtronic’s worldwide philanthropy strategies, with primary responsibility for the development of major partnerships and strategic relationships and grants with local, national and international organizations. During her tenure, Medtronic Foundation grants grew from $2.4 million to more than $25 million per year, with focus in the areas of health, education and community.
Prior to joining Medtronic, Penny was Director of Public Affairs for the Dayton Hudson Department Store Company (now Target Corporation), where she managed charitable giving, government and public affairs. An experienced lawyer, Ms. Hunt spent more than 14 years working for law firms and in private practice, with a concentration in real estate law and development. She also taught French at the high school and college levels.
Ms. Hunt holds a bachelor’s degree magna cum laude in French from Carleton College, a master’s degree in arts and teaching from Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, and a juris doctor degree magna cum laude from William Mitchell College of Law, St. Paul, Minnesota. Penny was a Fulbright Scholar in Lyon, France.
Penny’s community involvement currently includes membership in the Minnesota Women’s Economic Roundtable and on the boards of MacPhail Center for Music, Mill City Commons and Housing 150, an affordable housing collaboration.
Past community involvement includes the boards of William Mitchell College of Law, the Minnesota Women’s Campaign Fund, the Conference Board’s Contributions Council, the Council on Foundations’ Committee on Corporate Grantmaking, the Minnesota Council on Foundations and the United Way of Minneapolis.
NANCY GILBERG, Administrative Consultant
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