Nadege Souvenir

“I am energized by working in an environment that is about building connections, solving problems and connecting people. Big or small, every day I have the opportunity to make a difference.”

Nadege serves as Chief Operating Officer for the Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation. In her role, she oversees Grants Administration, Human Resources and IT. Nadege also leads the Foundation's learning and evaluation efforts, including East Metro Pulse, a community vitality survey and report of life in Dakota, Ramsey and Washington Counties, which she launched in 2016.

Nadege joined the Foundation in 2016. She has a background in dance, arts administration and law, working most recently as an attorney at Dorsey & Whitney LLP. Nadege earned a bachelor’s in communication studies and a bachelor’s in liberal studies with an emphasis in dance from Iowa State University; a master’s degree in arts administration from St. Mary’s University; and a J.D. from Hamline University School of Law.

Nadege is Chair of the Minnesota Opera Board, a member of the Blandin Foundation Board and serves on the Minnesota Compass governance committee. She was founding chair of the Trademark Theater Board and served on gala committees for Walker Art Center and Guthrie Theater.