Sam Blackwell Program Manager

Inspiration: “Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced.”—James Baldwin

What working in this community means to me: I love living in the Twin Cities and all the amazing things it offers, but the success of our region isn’t available to all. I do this work to foster community, to address inequities, and to make the Twin Cities a great place to live for everyone.

A Milwaukee native, Sam came to the Twin Cities to attend the University of Minnesota and fell in love with the community. He joined United Way in April 2014, after years of working in nonprofits in our region helping support community members in both basic needs and education. Despite being a Wisconsinite by birth, he considers himself an honorary Minnesotan, and is passionate about the future success of our community.

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