CohenTaylor Executive Search Services recently partnered with Make-A-Wish Minnesota on a retained search for their next Director of Development. Since 1982, Make-A-Wish Minnesota has enriched the lives of children with life-threatening medical conditions through its wish-granting work. From its humble beginning, Make-A-Wish Minnesota now grants a wish every 27 hours – making a life-changing impact on not only wish kids, but also families, friends, donors, sponsors and sometimes even entire communities.
Ultimately, Make-A-Wish Minnesota selected Andrea Fahrenkrug to fill the role. Andrea brings over 8 years of major gift experience to the role, specializing in the medical research and grateful patient/client areas of both human and animal health. She also brings over 10 of years of project and program management to the Organization.
Most recently, Andrea held a role at the University of Minnesota’s College of Veterinary Medicine as a Senior Development Officer. In that role, she was responsible for identifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding major gifts. Andrea has also worked with the University of Minnesota’s Minnesota Medical Foundation and Boston Scientific Cardiac Rhythm Management.
Andrea received her Bachelor of Science degree from St. Cloud State University, and her Master of Management degree from Hamline University.
Andrea’s first day at Make-A-Wish Minnesota was yesterday- April 9th, 2018.