Your Program Officer Team

Have questions about how our grantmaking works? Meet the experts. Comprised of professionals from wide-ranging disciplines, this team works closely with organizations and leaders across Minnesota to ensure all communities can thrive. This team manages grantmaking for The Saint Paul Foundation, F. R. Bigelow Foundation and Mardag Foundation and other grantmaking programs.

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    Stephanie Battle

    Director of Community Impact

    Call team member at 651.325.4236
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    Lori Berg

    Program Officer

    Call team member at 651.325.4230
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    Sharon DeMark

    Program Officer

    Call team member at 651.325.4262
    Takara Henegar
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    Takara Henegar

    Ron McKinley Philanthropy Fellow

    Call team member at 651.325.4211
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    Carrie Jo Short

    Director of Community Impact

    Call team member at 651.325.4261
    Jerry Timian
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    Jerry Timian

    Program Officer

    Call team member at 651.325.4286

    Grantmaking areas of expertise

    Stephanie Battle

    • General Human Services
    • Housing
    • Management Improvement Fund

    Lori Berg

    • Health
    • Mental health
    • Chemical dependency
    • Domestic violence
    • Community building/civic engagement
    • Parenting/family support

    Sharon DeMark

    • Arts/humanities
    • Disabilities
    • Legal services
    • Food and nutrition
    • Seniors

    Takara Henegar

    • Diversity Endowment Funds
    • Management Improvement Fund

    Carrie Jo Short

    • Community development
    • Land use
    • Transportation
    • Workforce training
    • Katherine B. Andersen Fund

    Jerry Timian

    • E-16 education
    • Adult literacy
    • Youth academic enrichment
    • Youth development/intervention