Meg Gehlen Nodzon
Senior Program Officer
Meg Gehlen Nodzon is a senior program officer for the Local team. Meg is responsible for the foundation’s work in higher education and with Catholic Church leaders at the US national level, with a specific focus on capacity building.
Meg’s previous work at GHR focused on strengthening Twin Cities Catholic schools and funding high-quality, values-based higher education. Meg was responsible for implementing the first three Catholic STEM schools in the Twin Cities, creating a private school management network and bringing a program from Boston College to the Twin Cities that addresses out of school needs of students. She has also presented her research and GHR’s grantmaking approach at various conferences.
Meg currently chairs the governance committee of Cookie Cart, is vice-president of the University of St. Thomas Alumni Board of Directors and is the immediate-past chair of the University of St. Thomas College of Arts and Sciences Board of Advisors. She also chairs a task force on national the Catholic Schools affinity group with FADICA (Foundations and Donors Interested in Catholic Activities).
Prior to joining GHR in 2013, Meg served as Director of Development at the MacPhail Center for Music and held various positions at The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra. Meg earned a master’s degree from Hamline University and a bachelor’s degree in communications from the University of St. Thomas.