Ron Harris

Chief Resilience Officer, City of Minneapolis; Community Advisor, Jay & Rose Phillips Family Foundation

Ron Harris is a black millennial focused on political involvement, civic/shareholder engagement, and philanthropy being the best opportunities to improve people’s lives. He got his start volunteering for then Senator Barack Obama’s campaign for president, and has been involved in different capacities ever since. He played a significant role in the passage and adoption of raising the minimum wage and providing paid sick time to virtually every worker in Minneapolis. He is currently on the Democratic National Committee as the Chairman of the Midwestern Caucus and serves on the highest governing body of the DNC. In his full time capacity, Ron serves as the Chief Resilience Officer for the City of Minneapolis. Ron is also involved in leadership development, consulting, and helping to start the region’s only black-led credit union, Village Financial, and also serves as its Board Chair.

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2020 Trustee Education Institute

Posted on December 22, 2019 by Ron Harris, Nicholas A. Tedesco, Virginia M. Esposito, Andrew Schulz, Patrick Troska

NCFP’s Trustee Education Institute provides a comprehensive introduction to all of the key legal, investment, ethical, grantmaking, and family dynamics issues facing family foundation board members. Featuring a faculty made up of NCFP’s senior staff and highly respected philanthropy experts, this three day, intensive seminar typically covers: Stewarding your family’s legacy and the public trust Fiduciary responsibilities and legal pitfalls… Read More

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