Patrick Troska

Executive Director, The Jay and Rose Phillips Family Foundation of Minnesota

Patrick J. Troska has been with The Jay & Rose Phillips Family Foundation of Minnesota since 2000 when he was hired as a Program Officer. He was named Executive Director in January 2011, then President in 2018. In addition to providing leadership for the Foundation’s overall strategy, he also leads a couple special initiatives focused on real estate and community development in North Minneapolis. In the late 1990’s, he was a Fund Distribution and Community Initiatives Manager for the United Way of the Saint Paul Area. Patrick began his career in youth services. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in theology and social work from St. John’s University in Collegeville MN, and holds a Master of Arts in Leadership from Augsburg College, Minneapolis. He chaired the board of directors of the Minnesota AIDS Project from 2010-12, and chaired the Heading Home Minnesota Funders Collaborative from 2015-2017. He currently sits on the board of directors of the Association for Black Economic Power, which is charged with opening Village Financial Cooperative, the only Black-led financial institution in Minnesota.

Contributions

2020 Trustee Education Institute

Posted on December 22, 2019 by Kathleen Simpson, Tamara Larsen, Dana Laza, Shaady Salehi, Jaimie Mayer, Maya Patel, Danielle Oristian York, Rini Banerjee, Renee Kaplan, Peter Williamson

past TEI attendees
NCFP’s Trustee Education Institute provides a comprehensive introduction to important legal, investment, ethical, grantmaking, and family dynamics issues facing family foundation board members. Featuring a faculty made up of donors, board members, and highly respected philanthropy experts, this virtual seminar covers: Translating values and goals into action Connecting family legacy and the public trust Managing fiduciary responsibilities and legal pitfalls… Read More

NCFP Nonfamily Staff Peer Network Discussion Group: Achieving Equity…How Exactly? (Call 3)

Posted on September 19, 2017 by Kelly Chopus, Kris Putnam-Walkerly, Patrick Troska

The idea of incorporating equity in philanthropy is gaining traction in the field. The reasons why may be obvious – from longstanding commitments to helping those most marginalized to recent electoral outcomes. But the how of embracing equity can prove elusive – especially when family foundations turn that equity lens inward. What does equity “look like” inside a foundation? Where… Read More

NCFP Nonfamily Staff Peer Network Discussion Group: Achieving Equity…How Exactly? (Call 2)

Posted on June 13, 2017 by Kelly Chopus, Kris Putnam-Walkerly, Patrick Troska

The idea of incorporating equity in philanthropy is gaining traction in the field. The reasons why may be obvious – from longstanding commitments to helping those most marginalized to recent electoral outcomes. But the how of embracing equity can prove elusive – especially when family foundations turn that equity lens inward. What does equity “look like” inside a foundation? Where… Read More

NCFP Nonfamily Staff Peer Network Discussion Group: Achieving Equity…How Exactly? (Call 1)

Posted on April 25, 2017 by Kelly Chopus, Kris Putnam-Walkerly, Patrick Troska

The idea of incorporating equity in philanthropy is gaining traction in the field. The reasons why may be obvious – from longstanding commitments to helping those most marginalized to recent electoral outcomes. But the how of embracing equity can prove elusive – especially when family foundations turn that equity lens inward. What does equity “look like” inside a foundation? Where… Read More

Navigating Leadership Transitions in Family Philanthropy

Posted on June 12, 2014 by Virginia M. Esposito, Betsy Brill, Dean Phillips, Dinaz Mansuri, Patrick Troska

Every family philanthropy experiences the joy, the sadness, the complexity, and the energy of transitions. Moving toward new leadership in the family can be difficult, emotional, and sometimes frustrating. However, when it is done deliberately and thoughtfully, these times of transition can also be positive for all involved. … Read More

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