2022 Fellows

Dee Baskin (she/they)


Dee Baskin (she/they) is a communicator, educator, advocate, and queer person of color with a deep commitment to justice and equity. Dee is the Executive Director of Loan Repayment Assistance Program of Minnesota (lrapmn.org), a 501(c)3 nonprofit helping legal aid attorneys pay their student loans until they reach Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF)--ensuring that skilled and dedicated advocates are here to serve the low-income Minnesotans who need them most. Dee graduated from the University of Minnesota Law School in 2010 and has a Bachelor’s in English and Public Relations from the University of Indianapolis.

Tiffany Dykes


Tiffany Dykes is a grant writing and fundraising consultant, and an emerging non-profit leader in the Twin Cities area. After ten plus years of working in customer service, she left the for-profit sector to serve as an AmeriCorps VISTA, doing so for two years. During her time as an AmeriCorps VISTA she completed the Giving Project with Headwaters Foundation for Justice and began to pursue a career in fundraising. She is currently the Institutional Relations Manager for Urban Homeworks and works as a consultant in her free time. Her overall goal is to with connect community members who are already doing work to improve their communities but need the capital to make a greater impact.

Grace Fogland (she/her)

Grace Fogland (she/her) is a Development Officer at Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota. Prior, she worked at the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits as the Development & Communications Assistant, where she first joined the world of fundraising as a grantwriter. She also currently serves as a member of Headwaters Foundation for Justice's Development Committee. Grace is energized by building relationships with the community, and is committed to centering those furthest from justice in her work. She earned a B.A. in Sociology/Anthropology, with concentrations in Film and Media Studies, from St. Olaf College.

Toni Geurts (they/she)


Toni Geurts (they/she) is a biracial Filipinx Minnesotan living in South Minneapolis. They work full-time as a Movement Grants Administrator at Centro de Trabajadores Unidos en la Lucha (CTUL). Their work involves writing and sharing the stories of the workers CTUL supports, organizing philanthropy, and creating reporting for municipalities regarding co-enforcement of labor rights. In addition to their work with CTUL their organizing experience has centered on Civic Engagement and Political Education with Filipinix for Immigrant Rights and Racial Justice in MN (FIRM), and dismantling prison systems in Minnesota with the Twin Cities Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee (TC-IWOC).

Toni approaches movement work with a healing-centered and trauma-informed praxis, focused on creating restorative and transformative relationships based on intersectional, anti-capitalist, and anti-oppression lenses.

Princess Haley


Princess Haley is a co-founder and Senior Engagement Officer at Appetite For Change. Within her 27 years of building community in Minneapolis she has been a licensed Career Counselor, Life Coach and Teacher. She is skilled in community organizing and nonprofit development. Princess is passionate about youth engagement, violence prevention and healing which all intersect with food. She enjoys growing okra, performing spoken word and having the Shrimp and Grits at Breaking Bread Cafe.

Myhana Kerr


Myhana Kerr is the Associate Director of Philanthropic Giving, Affinity & Corporate Giving at Macalester College in St. Paul, MN. During the pandemic, Myhana transitioned from health care consulting and returned to her alma mater as a fundraiser. Driven by her passion for relationship building, Myhana is excited to learn from and to work with other IDEA Fellows. To Myhana, being an IDEA Fellow means reimagining the world of fundraising and supporting one another along the way.

Outside of work, Myhana enjoys getting outside to rock climb or kayak, trying to keep her Mandarin and Spanish from getting rusty, and spending time with her spouse and cats.

Emily Mauter (she/her)


Emily Mauter (she/her) is a fundraising, events and strategic operations leader, bringing ideas and events to life while engaging communities to support vital work. Born and raised in Detroit, MI, Emily is a results-oriented change agent and a spreadsheet whisperer who has worked in development and development operations at local, regional and national levels. Emily strongly believes in moving with joyful purpose towards equitable futures and brings that ethos to her work.

Emily lives in Minneapolis and enjoys politics, pop culture, and their intersection. In her free time, she is an avid podcast listener and Bravo watcher, and an occasional baker.

Jasmine Porter


Jasmine Porter is an individual giving officer at Epilepsy Foundation of Minnesota, an organization dedicated to educating, connecting, and empowering individuals and families throughout their epilepsy journey. Jasmine has previously worked in the nonprofit sector and higher education and served on boards for YWCA-Lacrosse and the well-known college-access organization, College Possible. In her free time, Jasmine also works as a local community-theatre artist. She is deeply committed to discovering and developing practices that acknowledge and heal community and interpersonal trauma through self-reflection, awareness, and self-advocacy - all of which heavily influence her professional work as a relationship-manager and actor.