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Bill Graves

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John and Denise Graves Foundation

As founding president of his family’s foundation, Bill is passionate about supporting the movement of education leaders in the Twin Cities. Inspired by the overwhelming impact TFA alumni are having in the region, he accepted the invitation to serve on Teach for America Twin Cities’ board in the fall of 2015.

Bill also currently serves as a board member of four other nonprofits with strong TFA ties: a local charter school, Northeast College Prep; two education organizing and advocacy nonprofits: Educators for Excellence-MN and Students for Education Reform-MN; and an education collective impact organization, MN Comeback.

In addition to grant-making, the JD Graves Foundation has collaboratively driven local initiatives for teacher recognition and civic engagement around education.