Maureen Gustafson Named Donor Relations and Programs Director of Mankato Area Foundation

Mankato, MN (August 11, 2020) — The Mankato Area Foundation (MAF) is pleased to announce that Maureen Gustafson has been named the organization's Donor Relations and Programs Director.  This position will encompass the Jonathan Zierdt Cancer Fund, which is committed to cancer awareness and support and philanthropic duties for the Mankato Area Foundation focused on engaging business professionals and private donors in creating a legacy.

"Maureen's business development, marketing, public relations, fundraising experience, and deep community connections make her uniquely qualified for this position," said Nancy Zallek, President and CEO of the Foundation.

Gustafson has over 35 years of professional business development and marketing experience.  Prior to joining MAF, she was the Marketing Director for Gislason & Hunter LLP, Mankato Clinic, and President and CEO of the Mankato Area Chamber and Convention Bureau.  She has served as a member and leader of multiple boards, including Minnesota State University, Mankato Foundation, Minnesota Chamber of Commerce, Twin Rivers Council for the Arts, and GreenSeam.

"I am very honored to have the opportunity to carry on the mission of the JZ Cancer Fund and proud to be part of the rapidly growing Mankato Area Foundation," said Gustafson of her new role.

About the Mankato Area Foundation

The Mankato Area Foundation is a donor-driven community foundation whose purpose is to improve the livability in Greater Mankato through philanthropy. Our community foundation connects donors with causes they care about, provides funding to address key community objectives and convenes individuals and organizations to find solutions for local challenges.

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