MINNEAPOLIS (Aug. 28, 2013) — Mark Wilkening has been named president of Angel Foundation, the Twin Cities nonprofit organization that provides emergency financial assistance, education and support to local adults with cancer and their families.

Wilkening most recently was executive director at Real Resources Foundation (formerly YouthWorks), where he was responsible for the management of $8.5 million in foundation assets as well as all granting and programmatic initiatives, and he has worked as director of donor relations for Edina Community Foundation.

Previously, in 15 years at YMCA of Metropolitan Minnesota, he held positions including director of community development, associate executive director and program manager: membership/marketing.

“We are very excited to have Mark join our organization as president,” said Margie Sborov, founder. “We have had a tremendous year at Angel Foundation, and with Mark’s experience in non-profit management along with new ideas, we are looking forward to him leading the organization into a new era of growth.”

“I am thrilled to be joining the wonderful work being done through Angel Foundation,” said Wilkening. “With a team of passionate, talented and dedicated staff and board, we are poised to significantly increase the impact of our important mission.”

Wilkening is a graduate of Wheaton College in Wheaton, Ill., with a bachelor of arts degree in business/economics. He is board chair of Minneapolis Young Life and a resident of Edina, where he lives with his wife, Brooks, and four children. He can be reached at mwilkening@mnangel.org.

About Angel Foundation

Since 2001, Angel Foundation has provided nearly $4 million in emergency financial assistance to adults with cancer and their families and has helped more than 18,000 people through its programs. The organization awards grants to adults in active treatment for cancer in the seven-county metro area of the Twin Cities to meet critical non-medical needs such as house payments, food, utilities and transportation. Through its Facing Cancer Together program, Angel Foundation also offers education and support to families who have a parent with a cancer diagnosis.

For more information about Angel Foundation, go to www.mnangel.org or call (612) 627-9000.