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Joan M. Knudson
Vice President, Director

Joanie Knudson has served as Co-Executive Director of Philanthropiece since 2006, when she teamed with founder Libby Cook to bring her keen organizational and management skills to help vision the organization’s future.   Prior to joining Philanthropiece, Ms. Knudson’s professional career spanned more than 25 years in the world of public accounting, with an emphasis on small business and individual income taxation.   Long known for her activism and volunteer work in her local community, transitioning to help lead Philanthropiece was a natural evolution.  She has served as Director of Youth for local community programs serving middle and high school students and has experience with all aspects of nonprofit program development and management.  Some of Ms. Knudson’s advocacy work in Boulder, Colorado, includes working and volunteering on behalf of the Boulder Valley School District, Community Food Share, Emergency Family Assistance Association, Stand Up for Kids, and The Boulder County Homeless Shelter. She has a deep interest in learning about, and from, other cultures, in particular the indigenous cultures of North and Central America. She hopes to one day be fluent in Spanish.

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At Philanthropiece, we are fortunate to have a team of inspired and inspiring individuals who are willing to go to the end of the earth and back – or at least to the end of a long dirt road in the back of a bumpy bus – to share in the process of creating a better life in our partner communities.