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Adrienne Dorn Hired as Executive Director

Dorn brings rich cultural, community and nonprofit development experience to GMCC.

CONTACT: Curt Peterson, Search Consultant (612-998-7466) ; Bruce Ensrud, GMCC Board Chair (612-669-2582)

Monday, August 13, 2018 – This week, the Board of Directors of the Greater Minneapolis Community Connections – GMCC (formerly Greater Minneapolis Council of Churches) announced they have hired Adrienne Dorn as the organization’s Executive Director. GMCC concludes a two-year long interim period of re-organization and re-alignment with Interim CEO Curt Peterson.

Board President Bruce Ensrud says, “We are thrilled that Adrienne will be the agency’s new executive director. Her depth of innovative cultural & community-based experience, perspective, and energy will be instrumental in leading GMCC to the next level of excellence in support of serving our family of clients throughout Minnesota.”

Dorn joins GMCC after managing the campaign of State Rep Candidate Osman Ahmed while consulting for Augsburg University and Somali youth soccer program West Bank Athletic Club. Before this, Dorn served as the Executive Director and Director of Development at The Cedar Cultural Center for thirteen years. She has a BA in Cultural Studies and Communications/Media Studies from Macalester College.

“I am excited to join Greater Minneapolis Community Connections. With their 113-year legacy of outstanding service to those in need, GMCC has always been regarded as a vital force in building stronger communities, responding to food insecurity, and supporting youth to succeed. I look forward to working with their great team of staff and board and leveraging GMCC’s strong history to continue making a difference in our communities.”  Adrienne begins employment with GMCC on September 4, 2018.  Her email address will be adorn@gmcc.org and she can be reached at 612-276-1543.

About Greater Minneapolis Community Connections (GMCC)

 erly known as Greater Minneapolis Council of Churches, GMCC works to alleviate the effects of poverty through a set of strategic programs that advance our mission of Uniting People of Faith – Serving People in Need, and honoring our long history of welcoming, and working with, diverse communities and organizations. We envision caring communities where all people have equitable access to the resources needed to live healthy, productive lives.

We remain committed to our focus on mobilizing people and organizations to fight hunger, promote food access, connect youth to mentors, and strengthen community through service. Our core programs include Minnesota FoodShare, Urban Immersion Service Retreats, and Kinship Greater Twin Cities.

GMCC’s new name is welcoming to all and is a truer reflection of how we work every day while strengthening our core values of inclusiveness, equity, quality, and transparency. With a budget of $1.6M and 9 staff, GMCC mobilizes hundreds of volunteers who contribute tens of thousands of hours to make a difference every year and directly serves over 1,300 individuals and 280 food shelves annually.

Recent highlights include: the 2018 Minnesota FoodShare March Campaign raised over $8 Million and 5.5 million pounds of food for food shelves across the state – one of the most successful campaigns in our 36-year history; and more than 25,000 Kinship mentoring hours provided to youth in need of additional adult support in our most recently completed program year. Learn more at www.gmcc.org.

GMCC meets all standards of the Charities Review Council.