Tiwahe Foundation Announces Board Officers

Jackie Dionne

Jackie Dionne

Chair

Jackie Dionne is a member of the Turtle Mountain Band of Ojibwe. She is the Director of American Indian Health, Tribal and Community Liaison for the Minnesota Department of Health. As a Alumni Tiwahe grantee, Jackie brings a wealth of experience working with the Twin Cities American Indian Community. She has previously served on the Indian Health board and American Indian Cancer Foundation board.

Carly Bad Heart Bull

Carly Bad Heart Bull

Chair

Carly Bad Heart Bull is a member of the Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe in South Dakota. She is a Ron McKinley Philanthropy Fellow at the Bush Foundation and Alumni grantee of Tiwahe. After graduating from the University of Minnesota Law School, she worked as a law clerk for District Court Judge Anne McKeig. Carly enjoys spending time with her husband and lab, as well as cooking and reading.

Paul Meyer

Paul Meyer

Treasurer

Paul is a member of the White Earth Band of Ojibwe. He is the President and CEO of Meyer Contracting. A graduate of the University of Minnesota with a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering, he has vast experiences in starting and growing businesses. Paul enjoys spending time with his family, playing golf and coaching.

LeMoine LaPointe

LeMoine LaPointe

Secretary

LeMoine LaPointe is a member of the Sicangu Lakota, the Titunwan division of the Oceti Sakowin (Seven Council Fires). Currently working as a consultant, LeMoine has more than 35 years of engagement-centered facilitation and leadership of at-risk youth and adult experience. He chairs the boards of the American Indian OIC and AIM Interpretive Center and also is a member of the Indian Health Board of Minneapolis.

A Message from Jackie Dionne, Board Chair

The Tiwahe Foundation, under the leadership of our CEO Kelly Drummer, has reached a major milestone. We are half way to our goal of establishing a $6 million dollar endowment. This is an amazing achievement in a few short years, when a group of dedicated community members volunteered to lead an effort to raise 6 million dollars by 2017.  The Tiwahe Foundation was incorporated Eight years ago and hired Ms. Drummer to lead the organization.  Tiwahe has given over 700 micro-grants (under $2,500) to individuals for cultural connection, economic advancement and educational achievement.  The American Indian Family Empowerment Program Fund has been giving out micro-grants for twenty-years!

Reaching our endowment goal of $6 million will allow The Tiwahe Foundation to sustain the American Indian Family Empowerment micro-grant program for many years to come, without having to rely on other sources for support. WE CAN MAKE OUR GOAL!  The momentum is strong and achievable. Tiwahe is an amazing organization and I am proud to be the Board Chairperson.  We have an extremely dedicated Board of Directors, a skilled and very talented CEO and committed community members who believe and support the organization.  Much of our support has come from individual contributions from our American Indian community. We are very proud of that achievement. Please consider a donation or monthly contribution to our effort, it has changed lives in our community and you can be a part of helping our community members achieve their goals!

Migwitch, Jackie Dionne, Tiwahe Board Chair

Save the Date

Circle of Giving Event
December 1, 2016
McNamara Alumni Center
Billy Mills, Oglala Lakota
1964 Olympic Gold Medalist

Come celebrate the work of Tiwahe Foundation and our 20 years of grantmaking with our keynote, Billy Mills, the first American Indian and only American to ever win a gold medal in the 10k event. He is also the founder of Running Strong for American Indian Youth and a nationally known speaker on youth, giving back to community and living a healthy life.

Mark your calendars and Join us on our Journey!