Dawne Brown White

Executive Director • She/Her/Hers

Dawne is a white woman with a big smile wearing professional clothing.

As Executive Director, Dawne Brown White is responsible for executing COMPAS’ strategic plan, leading finance, operations and development at COMPAS, carrying out board policy, and representing COMPAS to the public. Dawne joined COMPAS in June, 2013 and previously she served in a variety of development and communications roles at the Girls Scouts River Valleys, the University of Minnesota, and the Ronald McDonald House Upper Midwest. She also started a nonprofit to deliver free dental care for low-income kids. She holds a B.S. in Human Resource Development (CEHD) from the University of Minnesota and a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Alberta.

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COMPAS is an arts education nonprofit that puts creativity in the hands of Minnesotans, regardless of their age, background, or skills. Based in the Minneapolis-Saint Paul metro area, COMPAS teaching artists deliver creative experiences and arts programming across Minnesota.

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This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a Minnesota State Arts Board Operating Support grant, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.