Jesse Hicks, VP of Advancement, Marketing, and Communications

Jesse Hicks

Vice President, Advancement

Jesse Hicks serves as the Vice President of Advancement for the Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation. Jesse provides leadership to our Development Team and has the honor of connecting the generosity of the community to support our vision of creating a world without heart and vascular disease.

Prior to joining MHIF, Jesse served as the Senior Director of Development and Interim President for the Hennepin Healthcare Foundation at Hennepin County Medical Center (HCMC) in Minneapolis, a position he held since January 2015. While there, Jesse and his team secured more than $25 million annually to support the mission of HCMC and support their patients, programs, and physicians.

With a passion for philanthropy, Jesse enjoys his role in establishing a culture of generosity and making transformational change for an organization!

Jesse is a graduate of Saint John’s University with a major in psychology. He lives in Mankato, Minn., with his wife and three children.

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Jesse Hicks, VP of Advancement, Marketing, and Communications
Give the Gift of Hope
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The Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation® (MHIF) strives to create a world without heart and vascular disease. To achieve this bold vision, we are dedicated to improving the cardiovascular health of individuals and communities through innovative research and education.

Thanks to the generosity of donors like you, we can continue this life-saving work. Please make a gift to support the area of greatest need.

All Gifts Matched! Educating the Next Generation of Heart Heroes

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Since 2002, MHIF's Clinical Research Internship Program has hosted 235+ students for a unique physician-mentored cardiovascular research internship for undergraduate students. Interns not only gain exceptional experience that helps them prepare for medical school, they also help move MHIF research forward.

Community support is key to our ability to enlist the highest level of talent with annual internship costs exceeding $25,000 per intern. Build new opportunities for the next generation of world-class physician researchers by making a MATCHED gift by May 31st!