Alyssa Hawkins is the Director of Giving Programs for The Minneapolis Foundation. In this role she is responsible for facilitating groups of energetic volunteers as they collaboratively make grantmaking decisions around issues facing our community. She works with corporate employees, Minneapolis high school students, and young to mid career professionals just entering the world of philanthropy, among others, as they navigate what it means to have an impact with their dollars. Alyssa has a degree in Natural Resources from the University of Minnesota and in a past life supported K-12 educators in using service-learning as a tool for meeting academic standards and engaging students. She lives in Minneapolis with two large cats and one very small dog, and stays sane by training for marathons and triathlons.


Community Foundation Spark Session: Models of Community Foundation Programs for Engaging Next Gen Donors

Posted on September 30, 2015 by Alyssa Hawkins, Jennifer Touchet, Elizabeth Sullivan

Among the emerging requests of community foundations is how to help their philanthropic families engage the next generation of donors. As such, community foundations have a unique opportunity to shape how philanthropy is practiced in their communities. This webinar will explore ways a community foundation leverages its own knowledge on effective giving and local issues to educate future philanthropists to… Read More