Fourth Generation, a program of The Minneapolis Foundation that brings together emerging philanthropists, has named advisory board leaders for its 2016-2017 grantmaking cycle.
Fourth Generation will hold its fall kick-off from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on September 21 at Public Functionary, 1400 12th Avenue Northeast, Minneapolis, MN 55413. New and prospective members are welcome at this event, at which Fourth Generation will vote to select a community issue to address during the coming year.
Fourth Generation is an experiential giving program for early and mid-career professionals. Members work together throughout the year to learn about a critical issue, identify promising efforts to address it, donate and fundraise to support it, then make grants to local nonprofits. Learn more here!
Fourth Generation 2016-2017 Advisory Board:
Lisa A. Johnson, Chair
Lisa is a Client Advisor in Bernstein Private Wealth Management’s Minneapolis office. She advises high-net-worth individuals and institutions regarding investment strategies and, in conjunction with the Wealth Planning and Analysis Group, she works closely with clients and their professional advisors on a wide range of investment matters, including tax and estate planning, concentrated stock positions, philanthropic planning, and the sale of privately held businesses. Johnson joined the firm in 2006 in the Chicago office and relocated to the Minneapolis office in 2012. She holds a B.A. in industrial/organizational psychology with a minor in marketing from DePaul University and is a certified financial planner. Outside of Bernstein, Johnson is a member of the Guthrie Theater’s Corporate Council.
Alana Stimes, Grantmaking Chair
Alana has been the Program Manager and Lead GCDF Instructor of the Minnesota Opportunity Corps since July 2013. In her role, she supports 30 AmeriCorps members annually in their service year, as they work one-to-one and in group settings with underserved adults, helping them access training and ultimately become gainfully employed.
Alana is an experienced AmeriCorps*VISTA alum. She served for two years with the Minnesota Literacy Council, helping un- or underemployed adults build work readiness skills at an ABE program. In her final service year, served as the inaugural VISTA Leader for The Jay and Rose Phillips Family Foundation of Minnesota, helping them implement the first year of the Phillips Sectoral Employment Initiative (PSEI) VISTA Program. After VISTA, Alana worked as an Employment and Business Development Specialist with RESOURCE, Inc.
Alana received a B.A. in both International Studies and Spanish from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is a certified Global Career Development Facilitator (GCDF) and also is a certified Instructor for the GCDF curriculum.
Clare Eisenberg, Graze 4 Good Chair
Clare is the Senior Site Leader at ACES (Athletes Committed to Educating Students). Previously, Clare has worked at the Minnesota State Fair Foundation, College Possible as a college admissions coach and the Saint Paul Public Schools Foundation as a tutoring program coordinator. She has a bachelor’s degree in Sociology and Anthropology from Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon.
Outside of work, Clare volunteers with Project SUCCESS and enjoys cooking, outdoor activities, and all the amazing restaurants the Twin Cities have to offer. This will be Clare’s third grantmaking cycle as a member of Fourth Generation.
Jenna Temte, Education Chair
Jenna is a nonprofit development consultant focused on advising nonprofit entities on higher education development, healthcare innovation, environmental issues, and social entrepreneurship.
Graduating summa cum laude, Temte pursued her desire to serve both her community and state by getting involved with public policy issues and elective politics. Early in her career, she was assigned significant staff roles in communications, issues management, and fundraising in both congressional and state campaigns in Minnesota and subsequently honed her public policy experience serving as legislative staff, including in a critical tax committee role, in Saint Paul to two state senators covering a wide variety of legislative issues. Following her time in the Minnesota Senate, she served as a member of senior staff for a boutique public policy consulting group in Washington, D.C.
She made the transition to the nonprofit sector by being selected to head up turnaround efforts as a special projects coordinator for a leading charitable nonprofit focusing on their annual and special seasonal giving programs, and has since branched into serving up and coming non-profits through her current work.
Her other board experience includes serving as a gubernatorial appointee to the Minnesota Assistive Technology Advisory Council.
Kelsey Gantzer, Communications Chair
Kelsey is the Communications Manager for the Minnesota Elementary School Principals’ Association. She loves to connect people by sharing great ideas and telling positive, compelling stories. She holds Bachelor of Arts degrees in English and business from the University of Saint Thomas. In her free time, Kelsey is a Bolder Options mentor to a wonderful 13 year old and a V3 triathlon coach.
James Murphy, Membership Chair
James works for AchieveMpls on assignment to Minneapolis Public Schools, where he works to raise money for the school district’s strategic priorities. Prior to moving to Minneapolis, he lived in Washington, D.C., for nearly a decade, serving most recently as an Associate on the Community Partnerships team at Booz Allen Hamilton. There, he focused on the firm’s national nonprofit partnerships in the health and environment sectors, working to shape corporate giving and employee involvement programs. Before joining Booz Allen, James served in a variety of capacities at Points of Light Institute/HandsOn Network, managing numerous national grants and volunteer programs primarily focused on improving underserved schools and communities.
Prior to that, he taught high school social studies in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, with Teach for America. He also served a year as an AmeriCorps VISTA member in Seattle, Washington. He has an MPA from the University of Minnesota’s Humphrey School of Public Affairs, and went to undergrad at Boston University.
James lives in south Minneapolis with his wife and their two young sons. They spend their free time getting very little sleep.
Alysen Nesse, At Large – Equity Chair
Alysen joined the Intergovernmental Relations Department at the City of Minneapolis in March of 2016. Her work for the City focuses on grants and special projects enterprise-wide, as well as maintaining the City’s relationship with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and fiscal and programmatic management of the HUD funds the City receives annually.
Prior to working for the City of Minneapolis, she was at the City of Eden Prairie in the Community Development Department, working in economic development and housing issues and initiatives surrounding the upcoming Southwest Light Rail Transit project. Prior to Eden Prairie, she spent two years as a Project Manager at the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation, the economic development agency tasked with re-building and revitalizing lower Manhattan post-9/11.
She holds a B.A. in Political Science/Legal Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and an M.S. in Urban Policy Analysis and Management from The New School in New York City.
Sam Rosenbaum, At Large – Alumni Chair
Sam has worked as an attorney at Faegre Baker Daniels LLP since January 2011. Sam represents public and private clients in many areas of corporate law, including mergers and acquisitions, capital markets transactions, securities offerings, SEC reporting and corporate governance matters.
Sam holds a J.D. from Columbia Law School and a B.A. in Philosophy, Politics, & Economics from the University of Pennsylvania.