McCue assumes senior development officer post

Senior Development Officer Michael McCue grew up on a small farm near Belle Plaine. Through his grandfather, father, and brother, he's gained perspective on how dramatically and quickly the farming industry is evolving. It inspired him to join CFANS.

“Our farmers are just one of many groups that need the best ideas on utilizing and stewarding land and natural resources. And CFANS is generating and testing those ideas for the world,” Michael said.

He brings more than 10 years of development experience to the post. He most recently served at Hamline University. Prior to that, Michael studied comparative religions in San Francisco, worked as a church volunteer in London, and along the way, had a conversation that steered him toward pursuing a career in development.

“An executive director of a nonprofit, who was once a minister, told me about major gift fundraising. He said that his gift conversations with supporters felt more like a conversation about meaning than money. At the core, it was a conversation about what really mattered in that person's life and about what good the person's resources could accomplish."

He is looking forward to working with CFANS faculty, alumni, and constituents and engaging in just those rich, rewarding interactions.

Michael cherishes time spent with his 10-year-old son Emmett (named for his grandfather). He also admits to being a podcast fan, and his enjoyment of The Moth led to his becoming a storyteller at the mic himself. Contact McCue with your questions about CFANS development.