October 2011 Business Breakfast Roundtable
This month saw one of the largest Roundtable crowds of the year, as Jo-Anne Stately, Director of Grantmaking and Special Projects at the Minneapolis Foundation, led the discussion. Focused on findings from the recent OneMinneapolis report, Stately presented in front of an eager crowd in the Meridel Le Seuer Education Center of ADC.
This report, a partnership between Minneapolis Foundation and Wilder Research, dug much deeper into research on issues of disparity as it pertains to race, language, gender, and birthplace. The discussion of this month’s roundtable is a wonderful sample of the many topics research and findings like this can have, as well as the great potential for ways in which organizations and policy makers can better address these issues when armed with richer data.
Prior to joining The Minneapolis Foundation in June of 2009, Jo-Anne E. Stately formerly served as the vice president of development for the Indian Land Tenure Foundation based in Little Canada, Minnesota. Previously, to joining the Indian Land Tenure Foundation, Stately served as senior program officer at The Saint Paul Foundation. Her responsibilities included management of special projects including the Diversity Endowment Funds, Combating Racism Initiative, and the Children, Families and Community Initiative. Her primary expertise in grantmaking includes healthcare, homelessness, affordable housing, job readiness, and neighborhood and economic development.