Portrait of Mary Giesen

“I love being part of an organization whose goal is to make this a better community for everyone!”

Mary is the first person you meet when you contact The Saint Paul & Minnesota Community Foundations. She is responsible for fielding all of the phone calls, emails and visitors that arrive to our central office. Whether a caller wants to make a contribution, or a guest is curious about grant applications, Mary knows exactly which staff member can answer his or her questions. Mary is responsible for connecting each inquiry with the appropriate employee.

Mary joined our staff in 2005. She brings more than 38 years of experience in clerical and administrative roles for a variety of for-profit and nonprofit organizations.

Mary loves animals and lives on the East Side of Saint Paul with her son, daughter-in-law, three dogs, a cat and a bird.