Tim Manning believes in the importance of eliminating the racial and socioeconomic disparities that exist in our community. While serving on Mayor Betsy Hodges’ Inaugural Committee, he shared this belief with Kate Mortenson, a long-time Friend and NAZ supporter. She introduced him to NAZ, and he’s been an involved Friend ever since.
“In the four years I had lived in Minneapolis, I attended many events and read many articles touting Minneapolis-St. Paul’s top ranking on lists such as, ‘The Best Restaurant Cities,’ ‘The Healthiest Cities,’ etc.,” Tim says. But there weren’t any parties or happy hours publicizing Minneapolis-St. Paul’s place on another list: Cities with the largest gaps between white children and children of color. “I absolutely believe that NAZ will play a major part in closing those gaps and in moving our city off that second set of lists.”
Tim works as Corporate Counsel for Silver Bay Realty Trust. He also serves on the NAZ Development Committee and the Friends of the Future Leadership Team. “I believe in investing my time, energy, and money in good causes with smart leaders, strategic vision, and results-driven mindsets. That’s NAZ,” he says. “That’s the Friends of the Future.”