Erin Minné joined DePaul in 2014 as senior vice president for
Advancement. She brings decades of successful advancement and
fundraising experience to DePaul.
Minné earned her bachelor's degree from Oakland University in Rochester,
Mich., and her master's degree in philanthropy and development from
Saint Mary's University of Minnesota. A Certified Fundraising Executive
and long-time member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals,
she is often called upon to speak at conferences and workshops across
Immediately prior to accepting the role at DePaul she served as vice
president for university advancement at Illinois State University and
executive director of the ISU Foundation, the non-profit organization
that accepts and manages gifts to ISU. During her tenure there, donor
retention and the number alumni donors increased significantly, bringing
alumni engagement and fundraising productivity to record levels.
Before joining ISU, she was employed by The University of Iowa
Foundation where she served in progressively more responsible positions
over a nine-year period. Throughout the last several years, she led the
UIF's health sciences development team as vice president, managing a
$500 million campaign for the university's medical center and providing
oversight to eight-figure capital campaigns for the Colleges of Public
Health and Dentistry.
Her first position in higher education was as director of foundation
relations at Michigan Technological University, where Minné created and
managed its first stewardship and donor relations unit. A native of
Detroit, she also crafted and executed fundraising strategies for
non-profit organizations in that area, including Boysville of Michigan,
the American Cancer Society and Orchards Children's Services.