Rita Lee joined McKnight in March 2015 as meeting, event, and administrative assistant with the Reception & Facilities team. In this role, she managed McKnight’s meeting rooms and supported grantees’ use of the space, hosting an average of 200 meetings and events annually.

In November 2020 Rita transitioned into her current role as Finance & Operations assistant. She provides administrative support to the VP of Finance & Operations as well as the human resources department, where she’s a reliable and thoughtful partner in executing tasks and optimizing work processes for efficiency. Rita is pivotal in leading and supporting the behind-the-scenes work to ensure McKnight’s success in advancing a more just, creative, and abundant future.

She enjoys traveling, watching horror movies, escaping through fiction, and avoiding social commitments.