The Minneapolis Foundation is pleased to welcome Dominick Washington as its new Vice President of Marketing and Communications, effective October 30.
Washington will work with colleagues, donors and other community partners of The Minneapolis Foundation to support, strengthen and grow its giving community of 1,700 donors and fund advisors. He comes to the Foundation with nearly 20 years of strategic communications experience across the public, private and nonprofit sectors.
“Dominick has both the tactical knowledge and the community insight that we want to lead the communication of our work and goals,” said R.T. Rybak, President and CEO of The Minneapolis Foundation. “I’m certain he will challenge us to reach even higher, and I look forward to his contributions on our team.”
“I am absolutely thrilled to join The Minneapolis Foundation,” Washington said. “For more than a century, this organization has built and nurtured a giving community and helped make Minneapolis better for everyone. I am honored to join such a talented group of people and help extend this incredible legacy into the future.”
Washington comes to The Minneapolis Foundation from the Bush Foundation, a private foundation that works to inspire and support creative problem solving in Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, and the 23 Native nations that share the same geography. He also previously held senior communications roles at the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy and UnitedHealth Group. He started his career on Capitol Hill as a press aide for former U.S. Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle (S.D.).
The Minneapolis Foundation administers more than 1,200 charitable funds established by generous individuals, families and businesses. Last year, the Foundation made nearly $60 million in grants and raised more than $77 million in charitable assets, making 2016-2017 one of the most successful years in its history.