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Fawn Bernhardt-Norvell
Vice President of Advancement

Fawn Bernhardt-Norvell is vice president of advancement at CVT, responsible for leading a comprehensive strategy to sustain fundraising and expand revenue across the organization, advancing strategic priorities, and leading CVT’s talented team of fundraisers. Prior to this role, Fawn served as director of development at CVT for nearly ten years, after having held that role at several nonprofits including Hennepin Theatre Trust, Jeremiah Program and Wellstone Action. She helped found Wellstone Action, a legacy organization created to continue and honor the work of the late Senator Paul Wellstone, where she also served as deputy executive director until her departure in 2012. Fawn began her fundraising career in 1994 as the assistant finance director of the Wellstone Alliance and eventually became the deputy finance director on Senator Wellstone’s 2002 senate race. Her first non-profit development position was at Center for Victims of Torture from 1996 – 2001.

Fawn has served on the Minnesota based boards of Growth & Justice, National Parks of Lake Superior Foundation and Project Success. These days her board service is proudly serving on the parent booster club of the Minneapolis South High Squall Ultimate Frisbee team – 2023 state champions!