Madeleine is the Minnesota Literacy Council’s Donor Relations and Database Specialist. She has previously worked as the Institutional Giving Associate at A Noise Within, a classic theatre company in California, where she was responsible for securing government, foundation, and corporate funding. Prior to that, Madeleine was employed at the YWCA of the San Gabriel Valley assisting with a wide range of development activities. She holds a B.A. from Macalester College and an M.A. from Claremont Graduate University. Madeleine’s passion for literacy is inspired by both of her grandmothers who, with 8th grade educations, pursued lives guided by curiosity and the love of language. When she’s not working, Madeleine enjoys playing and coaching basketball or exploring the vibrant Twin Cities arts scene.