Dianne Tindall Hennes
Dianne Tindall Hennes, Ed.D. is a career educator with 36 years of experience in creating fund development, management, communications, marketing, and educational programs for not-for-profit organizations.
She received her B.M.E. degree from the University of Kansas, and her M.B.A. and Ed.D. from the University of St. Thomas. She has taught in public and private schools at levels K-college, adult continuing education seminars, and worked with nonprofit and community groups to design educational and community outreach programs. Recent seminars developed include: The Basics of Major Gifts; Board Members as Ambassadors, Advocates, and Askers; Strengthening a Fund Development Program; and Roles of Board Members in a Capital Campaign.
Prior to co-founding HBH Consultants, Dianne served the University of St. Thomas from 1988-1998. As its vice president for development, she was a corporate officer and member of the university’s decision-making team and directed the university’s St. Thomas: Ever Press Forward campaign. From 1985-1988 she co-directed the University of Minnesota’s $365 million capital campaign to completion. From 1974-1985 she served The Nature Conservancy as a senior manager, directing staff and hundreds of volunteers in 18 capital campaigns in the Conservancy’s Midwest Region. From 1998-2000, at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, she established the framework for the new museum and educational center’s first development and communications program, crafted the campaign plan, and prepared board and staff for a $90 million capital campaign. The Freedom Center opened in Cincinnati in 2004.
She has served as a member of the boards of directors of Senior Resources, Oakwood Residence, the University of St. Thomas Alumni Association, and the Advisory Council of the Meadowbrook Collaborative. Dianne is a member of the Board of Advisors of the School of Social Work of the University of St. Thomas, past Chair of the Board of Advisors of the St. Louis Park Community Foundation, and past President of St. Louis Park Sunrise Rotary. She was recognized as a Rotary International Paul Harris Fellow for her service to Rotary in 2005. In her spare time, Dianne enjoys painting watercolors and playing the flute.