Emily Seifers Senior Donor Advisor
Inspiration: “Two roads diverged in a wood, and I — I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.” — Robert Frost
What working in this community means to me: “Poverty is complex challenge in our community that doesn’t exist in a vacuum and affects families and individuals on multiple levels. By looking at these challenges in a holistic way and creating bold solutions, I believe we truly can help all people in our community realize their full potential!”
Emily has the privilege of working with some of United Way’s most generous donors. She connects their personal mission with needs in the community to make a significant and lasting impact.
She is a seasoned fundraising professional with a proven ability to effectively communicate an organization’s mission and galvanize support. Prior to joining United Way, Emily spent nearly eight years at Community Reinvestment Fund, USA (CRF) serving in several fundraising, donor relations, and community impact roles. Before CRF, Emily and her husband moved to the Twin Cities from Kansas City, Missouri where she served as the development director for Northland Early Education Center, a nonprofit preschool for children with special needs. She also spent three years as a field representative for Senator Jim Talent before finding her passion in nonprofit fundraising. She received her bachelor’s degree in legal studies from Park University and her master’s degree in teaching from the College of St. Scholastica.
Emily, her husband David, son Wayne and daughter Drew call Edina home. She is involved with the Highlands Elementary PTO and is a former member of the Junior League of Minneapolis. In addition to spending time with her family and friends, Emily enjoys reading science fiction novels, spending time outdoors, performing in community theater musical productions, home remodeling DIY projects and sharing her love of the Kansas City Chiefs with anyone who will listen.