2020 Fellows

Mary Delorie

Director of Individual Giving

Headwaters Foundation for Justice

Marie Delorie

Mary Delorie (she/her/hers) has two decades of experience working in arts organizations and nonprofits that are dedicated to social and environmental justice. She loves meeting new people and learning what fuels their passions and interests. Her fundraising career started at Achieve Minneapolis in 2014, where she supported student success in Minneapolis Public schools. She most recently worked at the Cedar Cultural Center.

Mary earned her Bachelor of Arts from Sarah Lawrence College in New York and completed continuing education courses at the University of St. Thomas' Opus College of Business.

Adrienne Doyle

Institutional Grants Manager and Tactical Lead

Juxtaposition Arts

Adrienne Doyle

Adrienne Doyle is a Development Associate and Teaching Artist at Juxtaposition Arts in North Minneapolis. She supports the vision of this organization by building institutional support for its annual fund and facilitating youth-directed research projects. Previously, she worked as the Program Coordinator at Kulture Klub Collaborative in Downtown Minneapolis and participated in the ninth cohort of Hope Community’s SPEAC community organizing training. Adrienne is a current fellow with the Emerging Curators Institute.

Jonathan C.W. Jones

Program Officer

Raymond W. Cannon Education Foundation

Jonathan Jones

Jonathan C.W. Jones is a seasoned, award-winning educator. He is also the founder and CEO of Ideation4, which works with educators, schools, districts, nonprofit professionals, and under-resourced communities through proposal workshops, coaching, consulting, and innovation. His passion lies across the intersections of education, business, and philanthropy. He recently participated in Headwaters Foundation for Justice’s Giving Project, raising over $250,000 for 12 organizations for and by people of color. Currently, he is a program officer for the Raymond W. Cannon Education Foundation, which is the nonprofit charitable arm of the Gamma Xi Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., and he also serves on the Development Committee for Headwaters Foundation for Justice.

Veronica Hawman

Executive Director

Redeem Center for Life

Veronica Williams

Veronica Williams is the Executive Director at Redeemer Center for Life. She earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Minnesota and her Master of Nonprofit Management from Hamline University. She also holds the Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) certification. She serves as a Partner, Equity Team member, and Consulting Team member with Social Venture Partners (SVP) Minnesota. Veronica is passionate about making her community a safe place, with a path to healing and hope for everyone.

Dee Pha


Democracy for America

Dee Pha

Dee Pha is a daughter of refugees, which has informed her interest in understanding and improving the relationship between power, place, and politics. She is currently a fundraiser for Democracy For America, a progressive political action committee working to build and empower a broad coalition of grassroots organizers, to elect progressives at all levels of office in all 50 states. She is also an aspiring noodle soup connoisseur, always looking for the best noodle shops in town.

Veronica Rucker

Events and Engagement Manager

DeLaSalle High School

Veronica Rucker

Veronica Rucker is the Events and Engagement Manager at DeLaSalle High School in Minneapolis. After spending nearly a decade in the beauty industry, in 2018, she took a leap to follow one of her passions: event planning. As a lifelong learner, she is committed to always improving herself and taking guidance and knowledge from those around her. With almost a year in her current role, she has already brought positive changes and updates to current event schedules and has built many new relationships that will have a lasting impact on DeLaSalle. Veronica has an Associate’s Degree in Liberal Arts and is currently working on a Bachelor’s Degree in Professional Communication.

Ken Story

Development Manager

Project Success

Kenneth Story

Ken Story credits LSS and the fundraising community in North Dakota for embracing him and empowering him to be the development professional he is today. He has been board president of the Pride Collective and Community Center, a co-founding board member of YNPN-Fargo, and a LGBT Representative of the North Dakota Democratic-NPL Party Executive Committee. Ken currently serves on the Mill City Farmer’s Market Charitable Fund Board of Directors.

Larry Traversie

Leadership Annual Giving Officer

University of Minnesota Foundation

Larry Traversie

Larry Traversie is originally from Aberdeen, South Dakota, and is an enrolled member of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe. He is a graduate of the University of Minnesota-Morris, where he earned his Bachelor’s in Speech Communications. Larry has served on the University of Minnesota-Morris Alumni Association Board the past seven years. He is also currently pursuing his Master’s in Sports Management from Concordia University-St. Paul. He currently works at the University of Minnesota Foundation, as a Leadership Annual Giving Officer. Prior to this, he spent 13 years working for the Minnesota Timberwolves/Lynx, in their Membership Service department, where he managed many of their premium seating accounts.

AsaleSol Young

Marketing and Development Director

Urban Homeworks, Inc.

AsaleSol Young

AsaleSol Young comes to the AFP-MN IDEA Fellowship with a desire to understand how to better fund community-led initiatives, as well to understand her power as a Black fundraiser. With ten years of experience as an educator, AsaleSol founded a small charter school and learned intimately the challenges of funding Black-led, systems-change movements. Currently, as the Marketing and Development Director for a small affordable housing nonprofit in North Minneapolis, AsaleSol continues to seek ways to make fundraising more BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color)-centric.