President, Community Relations

Ms. Ward oversees the corporation’s domestic and international grant making, community sponsorships, cause marketing initiatives, volunteerism and other civic activities.

In 1998, she was named director of community relations for the corporation in Minneapolis. She was promoted to vice president of community relations in 2003 and to her current position in 2008. She is also a member of Target’s executive committee.

Ward serves as chair of the board of directors for the Corporation for National and Community Service, the nation’s largest grant maker for volunteering and service; chair of board of directors of the Executive Leadership Foundation, a national membership organization for African American executives; and Denny’s Corporation. She is also a member of the Aspen Institute’s Commission on No Child Left Behind, and The Links.

Ward received her bachelor’s degree in journalism from Indiana University and a master’s degree in social services administration with a concentration in nonprofit management and public policy from the University of Chicago.

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