Bachelor of Arts, Global Studies, University of California Santa Barbara
Semester at Sea, University of Pittsburgh
Nonprofit Management Certificate, University of Oregon
Certified Fundraising Executive, CFRE International
Mindy Petersen, CFRE, joined the University of Wisconsin Foundation staff on January 13, 2020, as the Director of Development for the Law School. Coming from a family with a long and celebrated history in California’s legal community, she feels at home working exclusively with Law School alumni. She enjoys meeting each individual, hearing about their adventures and accomplishments in the field of law, and helping them achieve their philanthropic vision while advancing the Law School’s top priorities.
Mindy comes to the UW with more than a decade of fundraising and development experience. She previously served as Director of Development for Gathering Waters: Wisconsin’s Alliance for Land Trusts, where she helped individuals, families, foundations, and businesses protect Wisconsin land, water, and wildlife through philanthropic giving. As an active member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) for many years, Mindy has gained an extensive peer network, as well as valuable insight through her service on the AFP Board of Directors and the AFP Professional Development Committee.