Anthony R. Wagner

Printer-friendly version

Program Information

For Nonprofits
MTAP Project Application
MTAP Project Expectations - Nonprofit (PDF, 17 KB)
MTAP Project Evaluation
MTAP Overview Presentation (PDF, 281 KB)
MTAP Conference & Symposium Highlights

For Students
MTAP Student Consultant Application
MTAP Project Expectations - Student (PDF, 17 KB)
MTAP Student Evaluation
Spring '13 Student Presentation (PDF, 167 KB)

Spring '13 Student Announcement (PDF, 15 KB)

Are you a 501(c)3 community-based nonprofit organization located in the Twin Cities metro area? If so, click the Nonprofit Agency Form to be added.

Nonprofit Agency Profiles

Contact Information
Name: Nedy Windham
Phone #: (612) 625-2053
Email: windh003@umn.edu

Anthony R. Wagner, President

Pillsbury United Communities

Anthony R. Wagner is President of Pillsbury United Communities, an association of community centers and affiliated organizations with 250 employees in ten locations in Minneapolis' inner city neighborhoods. He also serves as President of New Unity, a community employment corporation that serves as the economic development arm of Pillsbury United Communities. Pillsbury United Communities was honored by the Minnesota Council for Quality with its “Gold Achievement Award” for quality--the first non-profit to receive this prestigious award based on the Malcolm Baldrige criteria for business excellence.

In addition to leading Pillsbury over the past 26 years, Tony has been a frequent lecturer, presenter, and consultant. In 1999, he was elected President of United Neighborhood Centers of America, the national organization for the neighborhood center movement.

In addition, Tony is the Board Chair of the Metropolitan Alliance of Community Centers, a regional umbrella organization with 14 member community centers in Minneapolis and St. Paul. Tony also is a Vice-President of the Board of Directors of the International Federation of Settlements and Neighborhood Centers and was the first Chair of the Forum for Non-Profit Leadership consisting of the Chief Executive Officers of 40 large non-profit organizations in the Twin Cities. He serves on a variety of local boards including the Wells Fargo Bank Advisory Board, WomenVenture and the Management Assistance Project. He is a past Chairman of the Board of St. Olaf Retirement Communities and the St. Olaf Foundation, and formerly was a two-term President of the Minneapolis United Way Council of Agency Executives.

Tony grew up in North Minneapolis and as a child was a client of the agency he now leads. He attended the University of Minnesota where he received his BA and MSW degrees, and did post-graduate study in the U of M's social work doctoral program. His education was interrupted by military service, during which he served in the Republic of Viet Nam as a First Lieutenant. Tony was an assistant professor at Augsburg College for four years and has completed a year of study in the Hubert Humphrey Institute's Reflective Leadership Program and the Institute for Renewing Community Leadership at St. Thomas University.

Tony is recognized as a leader and expert in non-profit management, board development, and community issues; in 1987 he received the "Excellence in Not-for-Profit Management" award given by the United Way's of Minneapolis and St. Paul in conjunction with the Wilder Foundation. In 1995, United Neighborhood Centers of America presented him with the “Outstanding Service” Award at its national conference. Tony has written several articles and essays on the condition of the not-for-profit system.