Elizabeth Hawn started her career as an Assistant D.A. in the New York County District Attorney’s office after graduating from Bryn Mawr College and the University of Virginia Law School. After moving to Minneapolis in 1979, she briefly practiced law and mediation and then turned her attention to community organizations dealing with law and education.
Elizabeth served as a Guardian Ad Litem and tutored in the Minneapolis Public Schools and the Hennepin County Men’s Workhouse and mentored children through Hennepin County Services. She was the chair of the Orono Planning Commission and also served on and chaired the boards of the Ripley Memorial Foundation and the Stevens Square Foundation. She has served on multiple nonprofit boards including the American Civil Liberties Union, the Minnesota Medical Foundation, and Loring, Nicollet, Bethlehem and has participated in an advisory capacity on committees of the Minneapolis Foundation and the YWCA. More recently she has been involved with the work of Safe Passage for Children of Minnesota and Friends of Ngong Road.
Elizabeth Hawn serves on the Board of Trustees