Tim Ober was elected President of the Board of the Mardag Foundation in 2000, after serving on the Board of Directors since the foundations’ incorporation in 1992. Mr. Ober is the grandson of the founder of the Mardag Foundation, Agnes E. Ober. He also serves on the Minnesota Council on Foundations Board of Directors, currently chair of the Government Relations/Public Policy Committee, and the board of Park Square Theatre. In the past, Mr. Ober has served on the boards of several non-profits including the Boys and Girls Club of the Twin Cities, and the Dodge Nature Center in addition to serving in various capacities for other non-profits including the Como Friends, and Ballet Minnesota. Additionally, he has served as a member of the Minnesota Council on Foundations delegation for the Foundations on the Hill conference.



How can family foundations and community foundations work most effectively together?

Posted on September 15, 2017 by Tim Ober, Shelley Hoss, National Center for Family Philanthropy, Keith Swayne, Audrey Jacobs, Ann Mulholland

Are there good examples of family foundations working closely with the donor community, brought to the table via the community foundation, to strengthen philanthropic initiatives broadly? How can we partner with the community foundations in our state to know community goals and make more effective grants in those areas? … Read More