Andrea joins World Savvy as our Minnesota Executive Director, where she oversees the organization’s growth strategy in the Minnesota region, expanding program and fundraising partnerships, and collaborates with the rest of World Savvy’s Leadership Team to drive organizational strategy, reach collective goals and build a values-based culture.
“Throughout my career, I have put my time and talent toward organizations that increase diversity and advance opportunity for folks to thrive in positive, safe and creative environments. I am honored to join the talented team at World Savvy to empower educators and make school inclusive, relevant, and engaging for all students, inspiring them to learn, work, and thrive as responsible global citizens.”
Prior to joining World Savvy, Andrea served as the Director of Development at the American Craft Council. In addition to managing her own portfolio of donors, she worked closely with the Executive Director, board, and membership and development staff to realize resources and organizational potential across all development fronts. This included institutional funding, legacy giving, special events, sponsorship, and special projects fundraising. With two decades of experience in relationship management, sales, recruiting, and fundraising, Andrea’s strengths lie in strategic outreach, relationship building, and establishing partnerships in the business community. She is a successful project leader, facilitator, trainer, public speaker, event planner, and community collaborator with diverse audiences. Andrea’s commitment to equity and inclusion lead to deepened opportunity for building long-term connections. Previously, Andrea has also served as the development officer at the Women’s Foundation of Minnesota, development director for Genesys Works, development manager for Coffee House Press, and Development Director for Free Arts Minnesota. She completed her Associate of Arts Degree in Philosophy from Minneapolis Community and Technical College in 2017.