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Linne Lemke, CFRE

Planned Giving Officer

Inspiration: “If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito.” — Dalai Lama

What working in this community means to me: “People in Minnesota are truly generous. I have the honor of witnessing the joy donors experience when they invest in making a lasting impact in the lives of people in our community — it’s humbling and inspiring. I enjoy working with donors who are helping others to ensure that all people can thrive and live to their full potential.”

Linne joined the Greater Twin Cities United Way in 2021 and works with individual donors who believe that all people in our community deserve the opportunity to thrive especially people who are marginalized by race, income or place.

Linne earned her Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) certification from St. Thomas Opus College of Business in 2016. She serves on the board of directors of the Minnesota Gift Planning Association (MGPA) and is a member of the WCA Foundation. Prior to joining GTCUW, Linne worked at Second Harvest Heartland and Angel Foundation. Linne and her husband Bruce are native Minnesotans and live in an old farmhouse they have renovated over many years. Linne enjoys visiting the North Shore, boating, being outdoors and spending time with friends and family.