Nonprofit Strategies Manager
“Hearing how donors would like to leave their legacy and helping them make those dreams come to fruition is what excites and motivates me.”
Beth McCray has a passion for seeing the nonprofit landscape thrive and works closely with the Foundation’s nonprofit endowment holders. She has a passion for helping donors realize their philanthropic dreams and uses her background in finance and gift planning to make that happen. Beth is a frequent speaker on planned giving, endowments, and charitable planning.
Beth joined the Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation in 2015 after serving as Director of Gift Planning at the Blake School, where she was responsible for securing planned and major gifts. She gained financial experience at Thrivent Financial, Wells Fargo, and Morgan Stanley.
Beth earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Williams College. She has served on the board of directors for the Annex Teen Clinic, the Bridge for Youth, White Bear Center for the Arts, and Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library. She has volunteered as a guide at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts for over 20 years. Beth grew up in Woodbury and loves to read and spend time with her husband, Jon, their son, Douglas, and their two cats Kirk and Picard.