Drew Coursin Senior Donor Advisor
Inspiration: “Vulnerability sounds like truth and feels like courage. Truth and courage aren’t always comfortable, but they’re never weakness.” — Brene BrownWhat working in this community means to me: “I feel lucky to be able to see beyond my own lived experience and interact with so many different people, cultures, and aspects of the Twin Cities in the course of my work. United Way provides the framework for a truly thriving community, and I cherish the opportunity to be a part of helping build it.”
Drew helps donors engage more deeply with Greater Twin Cities United Way’s mission by matching their philanthropic passions with the organization’s programs. As a member of the individual giving team, Drew’s mission is to earn and build trust, help supporters navigate difficult conversations without fear, and bring donors along on United Way’s journey to improve our community.
Before joining the organization, Drew graduated from law school at the University of Wisconsin and advised entrepreneurs and nonprofits on business strategy and fundraising. Throughout his career, Drew has written and presented extensively on industry topics, and contributes regularly to nonprofit blogs and other resources. Drew is also an alumnus of Macalester College, and feels a deep connection to the Twin Cities community.
Drew lives in South Minneapolis with his two dogs and cat and he enjoys exploring the Twin Cities from amazing bike trails to the many places to get a great cup of coffee and a pastry. When he isn’t baking or exploring, Drew teaches legal writing at Mitchell Hamline Law School in St. Paul.