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Aaron Zimmerman

Aaron Zimmerman, CFRE, M.A. (He/Him) is the Executive Director of PFund Foundation. He is a career fundraiser and non-profit executive who has supported social justice nonprofits in the Upper Midwest through comprehensive communications, strategic planning, and development. As a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE), he utilizes best practices to support missions important to him and the community. Previously, he served as PFund Foundation’s Interim Executive Director and before as Director of Development; as a Major and Planned Giving Officer at Twin Cities PBS (TPT); and as the Director of Development and Communications at Domestic Abuse Project, a Minneapolis-based domestic violence therapy and advocacy program.

Aaron has also worked at Family Tree Clinic, OutFront Minnesota, and the Red Ribbon Ride. He has his Master of Arts degree in Philanthropy and Development from Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota. He focused his capstone on the history and practice of white supremacy in philanthropy in the United States. Additionally, he has presented on topics for non-profit professionals and corporations, including corporate charitable engagement, white supremacy in fundraising and philanthropy, website best practices for fundraising, and successful online campaigns.

He grew up in Western Wisconsin with his parents and five sisters. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin–Madison with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Russian Language and Political Science.

In his free time, Aaron volunteers on the boards of Quorum, Minnesota’s LGBTQ+ and Allied Chamber of Commerce, CloseKnit, in support of systems approach to ending youth homelessness, and on the governance committee of RECLAIM!, a queer and trans youth therapy provider.

Aaron Zimmerman
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