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Get to know: Fred Minturn, Vice Chair and Treasurer of Board of Trustees

Children’s Foundation Vice Chairman and Treasurer, Fred Minturn, is Executive Chairman of two Bain Capital companies, MSX International and Geometric Results Inc. Since joining the Board of Trustees in 2011, he immersed himself in the financial objectives of The Foundation while serving as Chair of the Finance Committee from 2011 to 2017 and continues to endorse the new strategic direction of The Children’s Foundation. Additionally, Fred serves on the Board of Business Leaders for Michigan, United Way of Southeastern Michigan, The HELM, Full Circle Foundation Advisory Board, and he served five years on the Grosse Pointe Public School System Board of Education.

What does it mean to you to be a Trustee at Children’s Foundation?

The Children’s Foundation is my primary charitable activity among many because I find our mission so rewarding and critical to our community. Children are my main focus in charitable giving and what better way to improve their lives than through our mission? I am proud and passionate about our Foundation.

Which of The Foundation’s focus areas to you feel strongest about and why?

Mental Health but I feel strongly about all our activities. I am not sure I would have named Mental Health a few months ago but our world today is a challenge for all of us let alone the children among us.

What Foundation-related projects do you enjoy working on the most?

My wife, Michelle, and I love to work on the Derby Party. And putting together a good budget is always fun…for me at least.

If you could invite any three people to dinner (dead or alive), who would it be?

Jesus, Helen Minturn (mother) and Abe Lincoln.

Tell Two Truths and One Lie (*answer revealed at end of post)

A – I wore a brace like Forest Gump when I was young.

B – The first time a flew in an airplane I jumped out.

C – I lettered in basketball in high school.

Favorite place to travel.

Amalfi Coast in Italy.

One thing you miss the most while under stay at home orders.

Visiting my customers and colleagues around the world.

Share your vacation plans that were cancelled in 2020.

August was our 40-year wedding anniversary. We were going to Paris, Rome, Amalfi, and Lake Como. I think I am going to need to make that up to her.

*Lie: C – I lettered in basketball in high school

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