Legal Counsel and Senior Program Officer
Kelly comes to us with experience in development, donor engagement, gift planning, nonprofit strategy development, and nonprofit legal and regulatory issues.
Kelly previously served as vice president of development and donor engagement at the Catholic Community Foundation in St. Paul. She was also a planned giving officer at the Minnesota Medical Foundation. Kelly worked at the Caux Round Table as a Program Associate and interned at the U.S. Department of Justice. She currently has responsibility at the foundation for a portfolio of human and social services grantees and serves as the foundation’s attorney. She continues to serve as
- a member of the board of directors for the Northfield Youth Choirs,
- a member of the Board of Advisors for the Liturgical Press at St. John’s Abbey, and
- a mentor in the University of St. Thomas School of Law’s mentor externship program.
Kelly earned her undergraduate degree in Theology and English at the College of St. Benedict/St. John’s University. Kelly also holds a Juris Doctor from the University of St. Thomas School of Law and is a member of the Minnesota State Bar.
Kelly is a 200-hour registered yoga instructor and can be found practicing or teaching yoga, cooking, spending time with friends and family, traveling, reading, or playing golf. Kelly and her husband live with their two young children and a couple of pups in Lakeville.