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Heidi Tieszen

Philanthropic Advisor

"I enjoy creating relationships with donors and fundholders and helping them find joy in their giving."

As a philanthropic advisor, Heidi Tieszen works with individuals, couples, multi-generational families and corporations to realize their philanthropic goals and make an impact on the causes most important to them. She appreciates the diversity of interests and experiences that each fundholder brings to the Foundation. Heidi is a 21/64 Certified Advisor and can share a variety of tools and modules for anyone looking to explore or refine their philanthropic values and goals.

Prior to joining the Foundation, Heidi worked in development at Children’s Hospitals & Clinics of Minnesota for six years. She previously worked in marketing at companies like Bain Capital and Bain & Company, and she served as a board member at the Jungle Theater in Minneapolis. She received a bachelor’s in English from Augustana College (now University) in her hometown of Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Heidi lived in Chicago, San Francisco/Oakland and Boston before settling in the Twin Cities. She resides in Saint Paul with her partner, Doug, and they enjoy checking out new restaurants and taprooms. Heidi also enjoys bike riding, reading, gardening, cooking, volunteering and traveling.




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