CONTACT: STEVE SANDERS
Vice President for Development Programs
UI Foundation News
500 Levitt Center for University Advancement
Iowa City IA 52242
Phone: (319) 335-3305 or (800) 648-6973
Release: July 27, 2001
Minné to head corporate/foundation relations
for UI Foundation
Erin Minné has been appointed to the position of
assistant vice president, corporate and foundation relations, at the University
of Iowa Foundation.
Minné has worked for the past six years as director
of foundation relations and stewardship for Michigan Technological University
in Houghton, Mich. Prior to that, she served as foundation officer, major
gifts officer and community relations manager for nonprofit organizations
in the Detroit area.
"We are delighted to have Erin here. Her thoughtful, strategic
approach to building relationships with corporations and foundations, particularly
national foundations, will result in greater depth and breadth of such support
for a variety of UI programs," said Steve Sanders, vice president of development
programs at the UI Foundation.
Minné said, "Im very happy to be in Iowa
City, with all of its amenities, and working for a major institution such
as the University of Iowa Foundation."
Minné has an M.A. degree in philanthropy and development
from St. Marys University of Minnesota, and a B.G.S. from Oakland University
in Rochester Hills, Michigan.
The UI Foundation is the preferred channel for private
contributions to all areas of the university. Foundation staff work with alumni
and friends to generate funds for scholarships, professorships, facilities
improvements, equipment purchases, research and other UI initiatives.