Gilda’s Club Twin Cities Names Daniel Narr Executive Director

Narr brings demonstrated nonprofit leadership plus operations and fundraising expertise to cancer support organization

MINNEAPOLIS--()--Gilda’s Club Twin Cities (GCTC) announced today it has named Daniel Narr executive director. GCTC is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing free, customized emotional and social support to people living with cancer. Narr is responsible for managing the growth of GCTC as it moves into its second year of full operations.

“Gilda’s Club Twin Cities is a remarkable organization with a solid mission, and is fulfilling its promise to meet the needs of anyone in our community impacted by cancer,” said Narr. “I’m looking forward to helping the organization establish a strong strategic focus to achieve its next level of program delivery and deepen our connections to the medical and business communities.”

Prior to joining GCTC, Narr served nine years as executive director for Mano a Mano International Partners. Mano a Mano’s mission is to create partnerships with impoverished Bolivian communities to improve health care and economic well-being. Narr has held management positions with Catholic Charities of St. Paul and Minneapolis, Allina and the University of Minnesota.

“On behalf of the board, staff, volunteers and the people we serve, I’m excited to announce that Dan is joining Gilda’s Club,” said Rick Kleven, Gilda’s Club Twin Cities board chair and vice president of government affairs for Thrivent Financial. “Dan brings a strong ability to build relationships in our community, listen to his stakeholders and deliver on organizational goals. Like so many of us, he too has been touched by cancer and shares a heartfelt enthusiasm for our mission.”

Since its opening in April 2014, GCTC has served hundreds of people with more than 80 program offerings per month. The organization will continue to expand its services to the community with an emphasis on children, teen and family programs. Additional support groups, healthy lifestyle and educational offerings will be added as the member base continues to grow.

About Gilda’s Club Twin Cities

Gilda’s Club Twin Cities is a nonprofit cancer support community located in Minnetonka, Minnesota. GCTC serves anyone who has been touched by cancer – men, women and children, and their families and friends – at any stage of the cancer experience. As part of an international network of the Cancer Support Community, GCTC offers a comprehensive program of education, social activities, and support and networking groups as an essential supplement to medical care – all at no cost. Named after comedian Gilda Radner who died of cancer in 1989, the first clubhouse was opened in New York City in 1995 by her family and friends. Today there are 56 affiliates in the network. For more information:

Contacts

Gilda’s Club Twin Cities
Laurie Walker, 612-718-4125
Community Relations
laurie.walker@gildasclubtwincities.org
Rick Kleven, 612-655-7322
Gilda’s Club Twin Cities Board President
richard.kleven@thrivent.com

Contacts

Gilda’s Club Twin Cities
Laurie Walker, 612-718-4125
Community Relations
laurie.walker@gildasclubtwincities.org
Rick Kleven, 612-655-7322
Gilda’s Club Twin Cities Board President
richard.kleven@thrivent.com