Stephanie Duffy joined the McKnight Foundation in August 1996 and is currently the director of grants and information management. She is responsible for overseeing grants management and integrating its work across the Foundation, optimizing the grantmaking database, managing the information management program, overseeing compliance with the Foundation’s record retention schedule, implementing and providing quality control for all grantmaking processes, providing and analyzing data, managing the non-program grants portfolio, and supervision of the grants management team.

During her time at McKnight, Duffy helped to streamline the grantmaking process, implemented an online application and reporting system, led a new information management program, and migrated the grantmaking database to the cloud. Duffy served two terms on the Minnesota PEAK Grantmaking steering committee. She served on the national PEAK board of directors from 2007-2012, and served as co-chair from 2009-2011.

Duffy received her BA in political science and business from Saint Mary’s College and a Mini MBA for nonprofit organizations from the University of St. Thomas.

Duffy is a lifetime resident of Minnesota and enjoys traveling, reading, game nights, and watching the Vikings. She currently lives in Apple Valley with her husband, two children, and rescue dog.