Linda Vinz Hummel
Linda manages Literacy Minnesota's individual giving program. Her responsibilities include maintaining the agency’s donor database, writing donor communications and overseeing reporting and analysis. She joined Literacy Minnesota as an employee in 2007, but had previously served as a Summer Reads VISTA in 2004. She still remembers having an incredible, tear-filled conversation about Because of Winn Dixie with third-grader Bee, and convincing first-grader Mathieu that he could indeed write and illustrate his own book. These experiences reinforced her belief in the power of learning. Linda has a B.A. in Psychology from Macalester College and enjoys reading, cooking vegetarian feasts and hugging her two cats. She has volunteered as a mentor with both College Possible and Big Brothers Big Sisters, and served on the board of directors of ClubRun, an organization she credits with helping her complete six marathons.