Dan Thomas

Director of Foundations and Corporate Relations

Dan ThomasDan Thomas, Director of Foundations and Corporate Relations, has served in nonprofit leadership roles for more than 20 years.

Prior to joining Westmont in January 2015, he was executive director of Free Arts Minnesota. Free Arts brings arts education programs to youth in homeless shelters, transitional housing facilities and residential treatment centers. In his time at Free Arts, Dan rebuilt the staff and board and doubled the reach of services. His fundraising skills enabled the elimination of organizational debt and the building of an operating reserve.

Prior to Free Arts Minnesota, Dan was chief operating officer at Twin Cities Public Television. There, he led the development of annual operating plans for a $25 million budget and was responsible for meeting financial and programmatic goals.

Dan has an MFA in Writing from Seattle Pacific University, an MA in Film from the University of Wisconsin, and a BA in literature from the University of Minnesota.

Dan enjoys many types of literature, art and music and has written poetry and music for much of his life. As vice chair of the national board for the American Composers Forum, he is glad to support the development of new music. Dan is married and has three children.

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President Gayle BeebeYour investment in Westmont helps us accomplish our distinctive mission as a rigorous undergraduate, liberal arts college with a deep Christian commitment where students live in a close residential community and develop a broad global perspective.

The genius of Westmont lies in connecting these five essential characteristics in a unique educational experience that transforms young men and women into leaders inspired to change the world for Jesus Christ.

Students grow deeper in all areas of their lives -- intellectual, spiritual and personal -- while they develop their talents, discover their calling and prepare for a lifetime of service meeting the great, pressing needs of our time.

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