The Banyan Community is a non-profit that has an ten member board as the legal leadership of the organization.  The Board’s main responsibility is to lead the Banyan by defining the mission and for providing overall leadership and strategic direction to the organization.  Banyan Board members serve four year terms.  The entry onto the board is through a committee of the board.  The committees help to execute the board’s work.

Board Members

Mike Wilczysnki (Chair), Assistant Vice President, Tax and EMEA, General Tax Counsel, Cargill, Inc.
Carol Frey Wolfe (Vice-Chair), Vice President/Program Manager, Frey Foundation
Dan Farley (Treasurer), SVP, Private Wealth Management of U.S. Bank
Trevor Knight (Secretary), Program Manager, Integrations, Boston Scientific
Susan Haffield, Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
Justin Hanratty
Lisa Mauer March, Administrator, March Family Foundation
Michael O’Keefe, Vice President for Advancement, DeLaSalle High School
Brian Provost, Chairman of the Board, Delaget Corporation
Jeffrey Wertz, Senior Vice President – Equipment Finance, TCF National Bank

From the Chair

Brian Provost

One year of impact at Banyan Community! That is what you read in the Annual Report. With your help, Banyan has been able to begin our expansion to reach more youth and families in the Phillips neighborhood of south Minneapolis. Each new and long-term neighbor that comes into the Banyan family means stability and support as well as new pathways of success. None of this would have been possible without the generous contributions made by all of Banyan’s supporters. Thank you for your trust in the work Banyan is doing.
Since its founding in 1998, Banyan has transformed the lives of hundreds of young people and their families. Banyan continues this legacy as we learn more each day how to expand our reach with youth, families, and community members.
It is my privilege to serve as Chair on the Banyan Board of Directors. To lead a committed and talented board and gifted staff and community. I invite you to read all about our success and share it with others.

Brian Provost, Banyan Community Board Chair
2016-2017