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McKnight hires human resources generalist

August 7, 2013 

The McKnight Foundation has hired Joni Chacich as human resources generalist. She will join the foundation in September.

Chacich has most recently been employed as a human resources technician for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Previously, she served eight years in various human resource and administrative roles at two agencies of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Rural Development and Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.

A 2012 graduate of the Federal Outreach Leadership program, she received her bachelor’s degree in information management from the College of Saint Catherine in 2002 and is currently in the process of completing a master’s degree in public and nonprofit administration from Metropolitan State University.


The McKnight Foundation seeks to improve the quality of life for present and future generations through grantmaking, collaboration, and encouragement of strategic policy reform. Founded in 1953 and independently endowed by William and Maude McKnight, the Minnesota-based Foundation had assets of approximately $2 billion and granted about $85 million in 2012. Learn more at, and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.