Cori Ertz joined the Institute as Director of Development in 2017. Her primary responsibility supports the Institute’s donors and community as they contribute to helping New Americans make a new start in Minnesota. In this role, she provides leadership for the team responsible for fundraising, marketing, communications and volunteer programs.
Cori began her career as a program manager and nonprofit director in the fields of public health, health equity and public policy advocacy. She has worked as a fundraiser for nonprofits and community foundations operating in nine countries. These experiences inform her approach to philanthropy, collaboration, advocacy and advancing equity within mission delivery.