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Minnesota Fringe

Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Minnesota Fringe connects adventurous artists with adventurous audiences. The Board of Directors activates Fringe's mission through service and devotion of time, talent, or treasure. The purpose of the Board is to govern the organization in a manner that fosters positive relationships. Members are viewed as internal consultants that influence Fringe's ability to support artists and serve audiences. By steering the organization's strategy, members have an impact on the overall health of the performing arts community in Minnesota.

The Board of Directors meets 6 times a year and all members serve on committees to help further organizational goals. Members typically devote 5-10 hours per month for board activities and meetings. Trustees also ensure compliance with legal and financial requirements while enforcing ethical guidelines. Regular opportunities for board governance and financial management training is provided to ensure all members feel confident in their role.

Member applications are accepted on a rolling basis. If you are interested in becoming a board member, please fill out our interest form and a member of the Governance Committee will contact you.

Board Membership Interest Form

Nanette Stearns, President
Llewellyn Worldwide, Ltd

Eric Molho, Vice  President
Bon Partners

Leah Harvey, Secretary
Professor Emerita, Metropolitan State University

Paul May-Kramer, Treasurer
Propel Nonprofits

Katy Briggs
Community Emergency Assistance Programs

Lindsey Fallenstein
Be The Match

Timothy Kelly
WuXi App Tec

Erin McNeil
Walker Art Center

Lauren Morris

Kendra Plant
Technology & Content Strategist Consultant

Megan Wells
State of Minnesota

Note: Organizations are listed for identification purposes only.

Board Testimony

"Although serving on the Fringe Festival Board is not overly time-consuming, the time spent is productive, taking advantage of the expertise of all board members."

"I am honored to serve on the Fringe Festival Board. I thoroughly enjoy theater and am happy to bring my knowledge and skills to support adventurous art."

"As much as I would like to be able to contribute to theater by being a great performer, that is not in the cards. Being a member of the Fringe Festival Board offers me the opportunity to contribute in other ways."

Board Interest Form

Nonprofit / Arts Management
Performing Arts - management/artist/technician
Human Resource Management
Legal - especially knowledge of nonprofit law
Volunteer Coordination
Community Engagement
Financial Planning and Budgeting
Fundraising - sponsorship aquisition/individual donors/grant writing/event planning
Retail / Merchandise
Marketing and Communications Strategy
Social Media Engagement
Website - user interface/programming/analytics
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