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Gary L. Cunningham


For more than 20 years, Gary L. Cunningham has served as a top leader of philanthropic, health care, public policy and educational organizations. Cunningham joined MEDA as President and CEO in 2014, where he is committed to addressing racial economic inequities by fostering minority business development in Minnesota through MEDA’s proven market-based solutions.

Prior to joining MEDA, Cunningham served as Vice President and Chief Program Officer for the Northwest Area Foundation and as the President and Chief Executive Officer for NorthPoint Health and Wellness Center in Minneapolis. Currently, he serves on multiple boards, including: Co-chair, African American Leadership Forum; Board Chair, Association of Black Foundation Executives; Board Member, Corporation for Enterprise Development; Board Member, GREATER MSP; and Council Member, Metropolitan Council in the Twin Cities.

Cunningham has been locally and nationally recognized throughout his career for his commitment to civil rights, education, and public policy.


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