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The Mardag Foundation is supported by select staff members of Minnesota Philanthropy Partners, listed on this page. To view a complete list of all MN Partners staff, please visit

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Contact a Community Impact Team Expert

Carrie Jo ShortCarrie Jo Short, Director

Email Carrie Jo or call 651.325.4261

  • Community development
  • Land use
  • Transportation
  • Workforce training



Stephanie BattleStephanie Battle, Director

Email Stephanie or call her at 651.325.4236

  • General Human Services
  • Housing



Lori BergLori Berg, Program Officer

Email Lori or call 651.325.4230

  • Health
  • Mental health
  • Chemical dependency
  • Domestic violence
  • Community building / Civic engagement
  • Parenting / Family support 


Sharon DeMark

Sharon DeMark, Program Officer

Email Sharon or call 651.325.4262

  • Arts / Humanities
  • Disabilities
  • Legal services
  • Food and nutrition
  • Seniors


Jerry Timian

Jerry Timian, Program Officer

Email Jerry or call 651.325.4286

  • E-16 education
  • Adult literacy
  • Youth academic enrichment
  • Youth development/ intervention


Ashlee Tri

Ashlee Tri, Operations Analyst

Email Ashlee or call 651.325.4212

  • General inquiries