Aaron Zimmerman, Executive Director
Aaron Zimmerman, CFRE is the Executive Director of PFund Foundation. He is a career fundraiser and non-profit manager who has supported social justice nonprofits in the Upper Midwest through comprehensive communications and development. As a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE), he utilizes best practices to support missions important to him and the community.
Previously, he served as PFund Foundation’s Director of Development, a Major and Planned Giving Officer at Twin Cities PBS (TPT), and as the Director of Development and Communications at Domestic Abuse Project, a Minneapolis-based domestic violence therapy and advocacy program. Aaron has also worked at Family Tree Clinic, OutFront Minnesota, and the Red Ribbon Ride.
He has his Master of Arts in Philanthropy and Development from Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota. He focused his capstone on the history and practice of white supremacy in philanthropy and development in the United States. He has also presented on topics for other development professionals, including website best practices for fundraising and successful online campaigns.
He grew up in Western Wisconsin with his parents and five sisters. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin–Madison with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Russian Language and Political Science. In his free time, Aaron volunteers on the boards of Quorum, Minnesota’s LGBTQ+ and Allied Chamber of Commerce, and CloseKnit, in support of systems approach to ending youth homelessness.