Joel Luedtke is Senior Program Officer at the The Jay and Rose Phillips Family Foundation. In this role he helps design and manage the Foundation’s grantmaking initiatives. Joel also serves as the point person for the Foundation’s funding strategies in the areas of employment and education. Previously he served as the Director of the Minnesota Council of Churches’ Refugee Services program. Joel earned a Master of Public Administration degree from the University of Pittsburgh and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Gustavus Adolphus College. He is a proud “Northeaster” and lives with his family in Minneapolis’ Audubon Park neighborhood.


Making Space at The Table: Welcoming New Voices to Your Family Giving

Posted on July 12, 2018 by Katy Rees, Joel Luedtke, Justin Maxson, Michael Brunker, Valerie Jacobs Hapke, Katie Scott

There are so many ways to welcome new voices into your family giving to enhance your own giving and family impact. Having others engaged can enhance diversity, inclusion, help your own family, and introduce new ideas and perspectives for impact. Hear from families who have found creative ways to engage non-family board members, the next generation, and community input. Leave… Read More
Voices from the Field

Breaking Up and Moving On: a Staff Member’s Perspective on the Dissolution of a Family Foundation

Posted on February 25, 2014 by Joel Luedtke

We knew the outcome before the votes were cast. The Jay and Rose Phillips Family Foundation – the proud embodiment of a fortunate family’s abiding compassion – would be split apart. It was October 2010. As a relatively new staff member of the foundation, it was hard for me at that time to see much good coming of this decision… Read More