Hennepin Theatre Trust Names Fawn Bernhardt-Norvell as New Director of Development
Hennepin Theatre Trust has announced that Fawn Bernhardt-Norvell has joined the organization as Director of Development.
Bernhardt-Norvell brings nearly 20 years of experience in organizational management and fundraising to the Trust. She is a recognized leader in the Twin Cities non-profit community and most recently was the Director of Development at Jeremiah Program. She was instrumental in establishing Wellstone Action, a non-profit that honors the work of the late Senator Paul Wellstone and his wife Sheila, and served as its Director of Development and Operations for nine years. She began her career on the development team at the Center for Victims of Torture. Fawn currently serves on the board of Growth and Justice and was also on the board of Project SUCCESS.Bernhardt-Norvell was named by Minneapolis/Saint Paul Business Journal as one of the "40 under 40" young leaders to watch.
"Fawn brings a wealth of talent, energy, experience and relationships in the non-profit community that we value highly at the Trust," commented Tom Hoch, President/CEO of Hennepin Theatre Trust. "She will be a huge asset in working closely with the many supporters that make our work possible. We appreciate Fawn's ability to help increase the community contributions that allow us to implement the culturally stimulated development that makes our city a better place to live."
Bernhardt-Norvell joins the Trust as its involvement in the Hennepin Cultural District partnership continues to grow. The Trust's work enriches our city and Hennepin Avenue with hundreds of events each year in the Orpheum, State, Pantages and New Century Theatres ranging from top-notch Broadway tours to local collaborations with organizations including Theatre Latte' Da. With education and community engagement initiatives like the SpotLight Musical Theatre Program that honors and supports young artists in 67 Minnesota high schools we are also laying the groundwork for a future made fuller by arts and culture.