Foundation staff members are committed to serving Abbott Northwestern Hospital and its supporters. To discuss your particular philanthropic interests, or for more information about giving opportunities, please contact the Foundation at 612-863-4126.
Richard Meyer became president of the Abbott Northwestern Hospital Foundation in 2007. Previously, he was vice president of organizational advancement for Minnesota Masonic Homes and director of the Children's Theatre Company's development program. He has a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Washington in Seattle and a jurisprudence degree from the University of Minnesota.
Deena Bartley joined the Foundation staff in October of 2013. She brings with her 23 years of experience in public and non-profit organizations. Most recently, she served as project and development coordinator at Search Institute in Minneapolis. She holds a BA in Sociology from Cornell College and a MA in Liberal Studies from Hamline University.
Stacy Elsholtz has served as the Executive Assistant to the Foundation President since 2009. Prior to joining the Foundation, she served as a fundraising professional for the Minnesota Orchestra where she supported capital campaign, major gift and planned giving efforts. She holds a bachelor's degree in music education from Bethel College.
senior development officer
Nicki joined the Foundation in July 2015 and
brings with her more than 15 years of experience in fundraising, program
development, and project management. Prior to joining the Foundation, Nicki held
corporate and foundation fundraising positions in both higher education and
social service. Nicki holds a master’s degree in organizational
leadership from St. Catherine University and an undergraduate degree in
sociology from University of Wisconsin-Madison.
manager, granting programs
Kathy Ingerson began working in the hospital’s Development Office in 2001 and has been with the Foundation since 2002. Ingerson manages the Foundation’s grants program, which provides $10 million annually to Abbott Northwestern Hospital and its surrounding community. Previously, Ingerson managed the Medical Education/CME departments of Children’s Hospital-Minneapolis. She has a bachelor's degree in human resources management and development from Metropolitan State University.
director of development and director of institutional giving, Allina Health
Anne Langaard joined the Foundation staff in 2009 and brings extensive fund raising experience to her position. Prior to joining the Foundation, she led the development department of the Minnesota Orchestra for five years, was vice president for development for Community Health Charities, and was director of corporate and foundation giving for the Orchestra from 1990 to 2000. Prior employers include Planned Parenthood, MEDA and ARC in Minnesota, and Aviva Center in Los Angeles. Langaard is a graduate of the University of Minnesota.
joined the Foundation in February 2016 and brings with him more than 10 years
of experience in fundraising, strategic communication and project management. Prior to joining the Foundation, Andrew held fundraising positions in health care, higher education and social services. Andrew holds a master’s degree in organizational leadership from St. Catherine University and is a credentialed member Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) International. He has an undergraduate degree in history from St. Norbert College.
associate development officer
Laura joined the Foundation in August 2015 and brings with her
extensive experience in stewardship, annual giving, social media management and
event planning. Before joining the Foundation, Laura served the University of
Minnesota School of Dentistry as its Development and Alumni Relations coordinator
and the Carlson School of Management as its assistant director of Annual
Giving. A native of Massachusetts, she holds a bachelor’s degree from St. Olaf
College and a master’s degree from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
clinical innovation grants coordinator
joined the team in August 2017 and serves as the liaison between the Foundation
and Allina Health Research. She is coordinates the Foundation’s Clinical
Innovation Grants Program, which awards more than $1M each year in grants to support innovative research
and patient care programs. Laura
has more than 15 years of experience in research development and grantsmanship
at the University of Minnesota, Park Nicollet Institute and Saint Louis
University. She holds a master’s degree in Nutrition from Case Western Reserve
University in Cleveland, and previously worked as a clinical dietitian
specializing in end stage kidney disease.
the Foundation’s annual gala, the Medicine Ball; the physician giving society, Plus One; and the Foundation’s
premiere donor recognition society, the President’s Circle. Kirsten joined the
Foundation in 2013 and brings with her more than 12 years of experience in
health care philanthropy and nonprofit fundraising. Prior roles include
director of Development for the Lundstrum Center for the Performing Arts and
manager of the Women’s Board at the former Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago,
newly named the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab. Originally from southern Indiana,
Kirsten obtained her education at Indiana University, Bloomington.