The Sanneh Foundation is excited to welcome two new members to our team, Noah Gerding and Gregg Bell. Sanneh is proud to be an organization that not only attracts the best and brightest, but also those with the biggest hearts. Each of our new staff members has a generous heart and has dedicated their lives to assisting those most in need.
New Development Director, Noah Gerding is both professional and passionate about his work. He comes to us with more than 15 years of administrative and leadership experience in philanthropy and nonprofit development. Previously, Noah has held the positions of Director of Philanthropy for Big Brothers Big Sisters-Twin Cities, Director of Development and Individual Giving Manager at People Serving People, and Development Coordinator at the Minnesota Life College. Noah has earned both an MBA and Masters in Nonprofit Management from Hamline University and received his BA in Child Psychology from the University of Minnesota.
Along with his impressive professional Acumen, Noah possesses deep interpersonal skills. His colleagues have described him as being a strategic thinker, an ethical leader with the highest integrity, a bridge-builder, a team player, and an individual who works well under pressure. With everything he does, Noah strives to elevate his coworkers and uplift his community.
Gregg Bell is a fun-loving guy who enjoys traveling, fishing, and camping in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area. He brings his great personality and professionalism to his role as Director of Institutional Giving. Gregg has earned a BA in French Language & Literature from the University of Hawaii at Manoa and a French Language Certificate from the Université Catholique L’Quest in Angers, France.
Gregg brings more than 14 years of professional experience to the Sanneh family. He has previously served as the Director of Corporate & Foundation Relations at the Catholic Charities of Saint Paul & Minneapolis, the Grants Coordinator at the Boys & Girls Club of the Central Savannah River Area, and as the Community Health Educator at Magee Women’s Hospital of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. He is best described as a compassionate & empathetic person, a creative problem-solver who pays meticulous attention to details, and a tireless leader who gets along with everyone. Gregg will not only be a great professional asset to our team, but his pleasant attitude will also add vibrancy to our organization.
Please join us in giving a warm welcome to our new friends, Gregg and Noah.