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Meet the Board

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clara kohrs

Founder and Executive Director

Clara graduated from University of Missouri in 2016. She now works at the hippest PR agency in Minneapolis, Carmichael Lynch Relate. Outside of work, Clara started MN hopekits to give back to her community and to engage young adults who don’t have very much to give yet, but still want to make a difference. She found out that time and $5 is do-able even for her Millennial counterparts, and as a bonus she has found support from all ages


Patrick donnelley

Board Member

Patrick is a Ph.D. student at the University of Washington studying Speech & Hearing Sciences with a research interest in literacy, dyslexia, and the neuroscience of reading.  Patrick joined the MN hopekits team truly believing in the power of simple, compassionate acts to make profound and lasting change.



andrew battles

Secretary and Board Member

Andrew is a website designer and PhD Scientist living in Denver, Colorado.  Andrew joined the hopekits team because he was struck by Clara's passion and knew he had to do whatever he could to help her accomplish her goals.


Molly little

Treasurer and Board Member

Molly graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Minnesota with a triple major in Finance, Accounting and Management Information Systems and a minor in French. She is now a Consulting Analyst with Accenture. Molly joined the MN hopekits team excited to learn about nonprofit management. She hopes to use positivity, creativity and teamwork to make a difference in her community.