Initiative Foundation


Non-Profit / Not For Profit


With an array of grants, business loans, leadership programs, and donor services, the Initiative Foundation unlocks the power of central Minnesota people to build and sustain thriving communities.


Allison Norgren

Daniel Bullert
Business Finance Manager

Mike Burton
External Relations Officer

Lynn Bushinger
Chief Financial & Operations Officer, Treasurer

Chris Fastner
Initiators Fellowship Program Manager

Brenda Gugglberger
Philanthropy Specialist

Don Hickman
Vice President for Community & Workforce Development

Deb Kurkowski
Administrative Assistant

MaryAnn Lindell
Executive Administrator

Bob McClintick
Marketing & Communications Director

Carl Newbanks
Grants & Development Manager

Accounts Payable
Accounts Payable

Kimberly Slipy
Information Systems Administrator

Zach Tabatt
Non-Profit Dvlpmt Specialist

Brian Voerding
Vice President for Inclusive Entrepreneurship

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