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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 builds relationships that inspire donors to give philanthropically and make an impact in our community. Prior to her work at 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. Heidi serves 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 now 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 and traveling.




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