New Healey Director of Schools to Work with Catholic Elementary Schools in Twin Cities

June 21, 2016

Lisa Anderson has joined the Healey Education Foundation as Director of Schools working with a cohort of Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Saint Paul & Minneapolis. In supporting Healey’s partnerships in the Twin Cities, Anderson will coach and train six elementary schools in implementing the Foundation’s Advancement Methodology for success in governance, enrollment management and fundraising.

Lisa Anderson

Lisa Anderson, Director of Schools, Healey Education Foundation

“Lisa’s passion for supporting Catholic schools and serving mission-driven organizations will be a tremendous asset as she becomes a key member of the Healey team,” said Beth Alfonsi, Vice President of Operations, Healey Education Foundation. “Her initial work launches the pilot phase of our program in the Twin Cities, where we anticipate measurable results as Catholic schools take charge of their own futures.”  

She has nearly 25 years of comprehensive development experience in the areas of  major gifts, board management, volunteer management, marketing, communications and consulting. She had served as Philanthropy Consultant with Hansen Henley Yoder & Lamb, where she provided counsel to nonprofits in fundraising management, capital campaigns, boards and planned giving. Prior to that role, she was a Senior Development Officer at St. Thomas University where she supported the University’s $500 million capital campaign and cultivated and solicited annual gifts, campaign donations and planned giving dollars.

Anderson has experience working with the March of Dimes, the Ronald McDonald House, Campbell Mithun Ad Agency and DOR, a Minnesota-based employee assistance program. She currently serves as President of the Ordway Center of Performing Arts fundraising board and Vice President of Resource Development for the Association of Fundraising Professionals MN chapter.

Anderson earned her MA in Counseling Psychology and BA in Journalism from St. Thomas University.

The Healey Education Foundation invests in PK-12 Catholic schools. A 501(c)(3) nonprofit, the Foundation provides a high-impact program delivered through a coaching relationship with dioceses and schools that are ready to embrace change. Healey’s work For the Future of Catholic Schools empowers grant recipients to deliver sustainable results through effective governance, enrollment management and fundraising. Since its establishment in 2004, the Foundation has grown to serve more than 60 elementary and high schools across five dioceses in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland and Minnesota.