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Patrick Troska

The Jay & Rose Phillips Family Foundation of Minnesota
Patrick J. Troska has been with The Jay & Rose Phillips Family Foundation of Minnesota since 2000 when he was hired as a Program Officer. He was named Executive Director in January 2011, then President in 2018. In addition to providing leadership for the Foundation’s overall strategy, he also leads a couple special initiatives focused on real estate and community development in North Minneapolis. In the late 1990’s, he was a Fund Distribution and Community Initiatives Manager for the United Way of the Saint Paul Area. Patrick began his career in youth services. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in theology and social work from St. John's University in Collegeville MN, and holds a Master of Arts in Leadership from Augsburg College, Minneapolis. He chaired the board of directors of the Minnesota AIDS Project from 2010-12, and chaired the Heading Home Minnesota Funders Collaborative from 2015-2017. He currently sits on the board of directors of the Association for Black Economic Power, which is charged with opening Village Financial Cooperative, the only Black-led financial institution in Minnesota.