Margaret joined Ampersand Families in October 2022. She brings more than 25 years of nonprofit fundraising experience to her role as Development Director and is thrilled and honored to be working in the energetic, professional, inclusive, and anti-racist environment that is Ampersand Families. Margaret earned degrees in English and Journalism at Augsburg College and the University of Minnesota, respectively, and is a lover of the written word.
As an independent development consultant for 15+ years, Margaret collaborated with local nonprofits in the arts, education, health & human services, and other areas to design programs, develop partnerships, and fund the work. Most recently, she led development efforts at NorthPoint Health & Wellness Center in North Minneapolis.
Margaret is the parent of three adult children. She lives in St. Louis Park with her husband, her 90-year-old mother, and her beloved cat Ruthie. To stay balanced and happy, she enjoys running, yoga, playing guitar, and spending time with family and friends.
The mission of Ampersand Families is to provide permanency and adoption services to older youth and families who face barriers to equity in child welfare, and to champion systemic changes that advance belonging, dignity and hope.