Mary Manuel has served on both the Finance Committee and the Investment Committee (Chair) for the Grotto Board, and says that serving on the Grotto Board has been one of the true joys of her life. She has also served on the board of the YMCA of Greater St. Paul (Treasurer, Chair of Investment Committee), and on the Courage Center Foundation Board (Co-Chair of Investment Committee). She is currently a member of the Board of the Hazelden Foundation, where she is Chair of the Investment Subcommittee and Chair of the Audit and Program Quality Committee. Mary studied at the University of Minnesota and is a Chartered Financial Analyst. She strongly believes in Grotto’s new strategic direction for giving children the chance for a better life than they would have otherwise had, and hopes that Grotto will continue to serve as a leader in grantmaking, despite its small size.