"We can serve as advocates, conveners, collaborators and funders in ways that make us an effective catalyst for community development and social change. It makes me excited to come to work every day."
Dustin works with the Community Impact department to support and coordinate the Foundation’s community initiatives and special project funds, such as Catchafire and the Partnership for a ConnectedMN. He is a native Michigander who worked for Northern Ireland's oldest peace organization, The Corrymeela Community, before moving back to the Midwest. Dustin earned a master's degree in conflict resolution and reconciliation from Trinity College Dublin and also holds a bachelor's degree in religious studies and anthropology/sociology from Albion College in Michigan.
Dustin is a world traveler who has been to India, Jordan, Israel, Ireland, the United Kingdom, Germany, Sweden and Canada. In his spare time, he spends time outside, explores the Twin Cities in search of the best coffee, and somehow finds time to study for his Master of Divinity at Luther Seminary. He first became involved in philanthropy as a high schooler, serving on the youth council of the Jackson Community Foundation in Michigan and later a statewide committee for youth grantmakers.