Renee Richie joined McKnight in May 2006 as program assistant with the Region & Communities team. Renee currently manages the grantmaking process for the Vibrant & Equitable Communities team. In this role, she handles grantmaking logistics—troubleshooting questions from applicants, and ensuring database integrity and payment to grantees. She also manages the grantmaking budget.

Renee feels very fortunate to work at McKnight. In her words, she works with a great group of colleagues and appreciates the honor of meeting so many people and organizations doing great work throughout the state.

Renee grew up on a dairy farm in Faribault, Minnesota. While the cows are now gone, the farm is home to a resident donkey and a llama. When not working, Renee can be found gardening, reading, boxing, or simply enjoying time outside.