Equity resources, meet Tom Burke, volunteer leadership and youth award

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A note from our Board Chair

Tom Burke, Interim Executive DirectorOn behalf of the Interfaith Outreach Board of Directors, I am pleased to announce the appointment of Tom Burke (photo, right) as Interim Executive Director following the recent departure of Greg Hilding for personal reasons.

Tom is an ardent and longtime supporter of Interfaith Outreach. He is a past Board Chair (2015-2018), he was a member of the Executive Director search committee and he currently sits on the Development Committee. Tom is a 30+ year corporate veteran who has held leadership positions as CEO, COO and EVP in operations, business development, portfolio management, project management, P&L, sales and marketing. His deep commitment to our mission and our shared work will enable us to build momentum at this critical point in our organization’s history.

Greg replaced our Founder & Executive Director Emerita LaDonna Hoy following 40 years at our helm. In his months at Interfaith Outreach, Greg Hilding made significant contributions. He boldly led the organization in implementing an operational model that allows us to continue to serve our community while prioritizing the health and safety of staff, clients and volunteers. Due to personal reasons, it was necessary for Greg to end his leadership journey at Interfaith Outreach much sooner than we all had hoped. It is with gratitude for his service and commitment to our mission that we wish him all the best.

The Board of Directors will proceed with a search for a new Executive Director. We will re-engage the nonprofit executive search firm Cohen Taylor and a search committee will be formed to do this work.

Rima Torgerson, Chair

While COVID-19 has been an extremely difficult time, nothing can compare to the long-standing, destructive pandemic of racism that has once again shown itself in violent and painful ways. At Interfaith Outreach, we believe in dismantling racism. We know that no single day, no single action is enough to heal the deep wounds left by systemic racism, and we are confident that when we engage in meaningful activities, reflecting both as individuals and as a collective, we can make change. Interfaith staff are working through, processing and committing to continued anti-racist efforts... Tell me more »

From the beginning, especially since COVID-19 hit Minnesota in mid-March, Interfaith Outreach staff have been and continue to serve the community. In addition to maintaining virtual connections and a drive-up food shelf, Interfaith is also available curbside during the summer of 2020. You'll see a big white tent in front of our building at 1605 County Road 101 N, Plymouth. View expanded services and approach »

Interfaith Outreach celebrated the work of six outstanding youth philanthropists by presenting each with our inaugural Interfaith Outreach Youth Philanthropist Award in spring 2020 at a ZOOM virtual event. The event honored students from area high schools. Celebrate these youth »

June's Volunteer Spotlight is Bob Rapp, a 20-year veteran of our Rides Program who loves getting to know the people he drives. Meet Bob »

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