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Lynn Slifer

July 6, 2017
MFA ‘79, music  
Minneapolis, MN

A veteran Twin Cities development professional, Lynn Slifer has raised tens of millions of dollars, furthering the success of organizations like the Freshwater Foundation, Macalester College, and various U of M units. For the past 17 years she has led external relations for the U of M’s College of Education & Human Development, ushering in important innovations to the school’s advancement efforts such as a dean’s advisory council, a women’s philanthropic leadership circle, as well as unprecedented growth in annual giving and faculty and staff participation in philanthropy. She recently assumed duties at the U of M Foundation as associate vice president of central development programs.