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Sarah J. Andersen

Board President

Hugh J. Andersen Foundation

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Background Information

Employment History

Chair

Andersen Corp.


Affiliations

Amherst H. Wilder Foundation

Board Member


American Red Cross

Board Member


Girl Scouts

Lifetime Member


The Phipps Center for the Arts

Board Member


Guthrie Theater

Board Member


United Way

Board Member


St. Croix Valley Community Foundation

Board Member


Web References(27 Total References)


Community Champion Honorees

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Sarah J. Andersen
Director, Andersen Corporation; Community Philanthropist Sarah J. Andersen Sarah J. Andersen is a Lifetime Member of Girl Scouts and a former troop leader who shepherded her girls from their first days as a Daisy troop to their Gold Awards. Andersen's Girl Scout involvement spans three decades - as a girl member, adult volunteer, and member and president of the legacy St. Croix Valley Council's Board of Directors. She also served as co-chair of the successful $8 million "For All the Girls" capital campaign, the largest for any Girl Scout council at the time. Andersen is a respected business and community leader in the Twin Cities who has quietly devoted her time and resources to many good causes. She has been a board member with the Hugh J. Andersen Foundation, United Way, American Red Cross, Guthrie Theater, Phipps Center for the Arts, St. Croix Valley Foundation, and Amherst H. Wilder Foundation. Andersen received numerous awards for community service, including Community Volunteer Service "Volunteer of the Year" and Habitat for Humanity "Community Builder. Andersen is president of SRI, a for- profit company that helps organizations and individuals fulfill their philanthropic missions. She is also a member and past chair of the Andersen Corporation Board of Directors. She is a graduate of Carleton College, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English. Sarah J. Andersen embraces challenges that others may say can't be done, but which she believes are essential. She enjoys bringing people together around a shared purpose for a common goal, as well as preparing others to assume leadership responsibility.


Minnesota Council on Foundations - Giving Forum Newspaper, Spring 2010

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Sarah Andersen
Sarah Andersen, board president of the Bayport-based Hugh J. Andersen Foundation, emphasizes to the next generation of family members that philanthropy is "giving of yourself and your resources to other people or organizations without expecting anything in return, and this means philanthropy is woven into all human interaction. "Many families do philanthropy without naming it - bringing a meal to a sick neighbor, working at a food shelf, knitting a prayer shawl, donating money - but it is important to name what you're doing and talk about philanthropy," she stresses. Andersen recalls that when her generation was given the responsibility of making decisions for the family foundation after the death of several directors, there had been no conversation or education. "We were not prepared," she notes, "and the transition was not easy." Now, to ensure that future generations are energized by philanthropy, understand its importance and are not only prepared but excited to take on bigger roles in the family foundation, the children in the family start learning about philanthropy at a very young age. "I took my children to site visits at the zoo and the theater, for example, so they would see 'behind the scenes' and start thinking about the many things they enjoy and how they came to be," Andersen says. In addition, Andersen and her sister, Christine, have both set up funds within the foundation and allow their children to advise where some of that money is given. Andersen believes that one of the biggest challenges that will face family philanthropy lies in how the generations define community. Andersen asks.


Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity - Sarah Andersen named 2007 Community Builder of the Year

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Sarah Andersen named 2007 Community Builder of the Year
Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity - Sarah Andersen named 2007 Community Builder of the Year Sarah Andersen named 2007 Community Builder of the Year Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity is pleased to announce that Sarah Andersen will be presented the 2007 Community Builder of the Year award at the Hard Hat and Black Tie Gala on May 5. Sarah has been involved with Habitat for over two decades and has contributed to our work as a construction volunteer, philanthropist, and dedicated supporter of our mission and the families we serve. In 2003, as Andersen Corporation celebrated its 100th anniversary, it launched the 100 Years/100 Homes project with the goal of building 100 houses during a five-year period. As a construction volunteer Sarah has worked on 75 of these building sites to date across the country, as well as on several local Habitat builds, including WomenBuild and CEOBuild homes. Sarah's philanthropic involvement currently includes her role as president of the Hugh J. Andersen Foundation, President of the Board of the Girl Scout Council of St. Croix Valley, and director of the Wilder Foundation. She is also an active community volunteer with the American Red Cross, People's Congressional Church, Valley Outreach Food Shelf, and other local organizations.


mcf « Minnesota Council on Foundations Blog – Philanthropy Potluck

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In our Spring issue of Giving Forum, Sarah Andersen, board president of the Hugh J. Andersen Foundation, talks about her foundation's efforts to engage the next generation in their family philanthropy and the challenges they're encountering.
Sarah Andersen, board president, acknowledges some of the challenges family foundations will face as they bridge generations. Andersen asks.


What’s It Gonna Take for Me to Get Through to You?! « Minnesota Council on Foundations Blog – Philanthropy Potluck

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In our Spring issue of Giving Forum, Sarah Andersen, board president of the Hugh J. Andersen Foundation, talks about her foundation's efforts to engage the next generation in their family philanthropy and the challenges they're encountering.


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