Tracy Lamparty is the Grants and Operations Manager at the Foundation. She manages both the Foundation’s grantmaking process as well as its administrative and financial operations. Tracy joined the Foundation as the Office Manager in 2008. During her first three years, Tracy focused her efforts on creating new efficiencies in the office, learning about foundation work in general, and grants management systems. Along with her administrative responsibilities, Tracy works with the Senior Program Officer on the Foundation’s Student Centered Learning grantmaking strategy. Tracy earned her B.A. in International Relations and German Translation from Kent State University and completed her mini-MBA for Nonprofit Organizations at St. Thomas in 2010. She is the Communications Chair of the PEAK Grantmaking- MN Chapter Steering Committee and also serves as the CFO for the Roseville Gymnastics Booster Association and served on the board of directors for the Superior Hiking Trail Association for 6 years. She lives in St. Paul with her husband, 2 busy girls and her dogs Keira and Molly.