Chris Andersen has served as InFaith Community Foundation’s Executive Director since its inception in 1995 and is currently both President and Executive Director. Since 1995, outright and deferred gifts to InFaith have grown to more $1 billion, with nearly $18 million annually being distributed to charities and causes worldwide.
Prior to InFaith Community Foundation, Chris managed community and nonprofit lending programs, and supervised corporate and private foundations, at First Banks and Marquette Banks. He has helped create six nonprofit organizations and served on the board of 10 more, including Lutheran Services in America. Chris currently serves on the Board of Directions of Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service. Chris was named the 2012 Outstanding Executive of the Year by ALDE.
Previously, Chris worked as an architect and in real estate development. He completed his undergraduate work at Gustavus Adolphus College and the University of Minnesota, and received his M.B.A. from the University of Washington.
Delivering Mission Through Your Annual Report
Session 1 - Thursday, March 1 - 9:45-10:45 a.m.
With Lori Anderson
An organization’s annual report serves an important role in a nonprofit’s communications program — it reports the year’s highlights, thanks supporters for their donations, and provides transparency to the organization’s financials. In this session, InFaith Community Foundation shares its approach to preparing an annual report that: 1) builds and grows mission; 2) connects mission to challenges and opportunities facing our shared community; and 3) inspires donor engagement and strengthens relationships.
Engaging Women of Faith to Educate, Advocate, and Activate
Session 7 - Saturday, March 3 - 8:00-9:15 a.m.
Through the WomenGive inFaith campaign, InFaith Community Foundation honors the women whose voices shaped the foundation since inception. In this session, you will learn how InFaith’s campaign is serving and engaging the women’s market through a variety of targeted opportunities, including interactive WomenGive educational workshops presented around the country, WomenLead scholarships, giving circles, and WomenInvest, a gender lens investment portfolio. Inspired by the traditions of Mary Magdalene, Tabitha, Lydia, and women like them who served Christ, provided for others, and made a difference, WomenGive inFaith motivates women to put their visions for the world into action, and boldly use their gifts to make change.