Dana Brooks

“Life happens to everyone and most of us will need help at some point of our lives. I am grateful that I have been allowed to work where I can offer that help.”

As Program Associate for Community Impact, Dana supports the Community Sharing Fund, J.C. and L.A. Duke Fund and MSPWin, often assisting individuals who are facing a life crisis. She enjoys being able to approve grants that help people move toward self-sufficiency.

She joined the Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundations in 2017, after working as an operations associate for Greater Twin Cities United way. She was previously a patient advocate for a company that helped emergency room patients obtain health coverage through the state of Minnesota.

Dana received her Bachelor of Arts in sociology from Fisk University. In her spare time, she enjoys attending cultural community events, long walks and long drives. She loves chocolate.