Edie Thorpe, one of the remarkable people in the Surdna Foundation’s last 25 years and someone who was the creative force that helped establish the Andrus Family Fund and the building of the Andrus family's philanthropic identity, has passed.  We who had the privilege of knowing Edie are so much the better for it.

Phil Henderson

President, The Surdna Foundation

Star Tribune Obituary  

A selection of remembrances from current and former Surdna Staff

Her trademark humor and irreverence will certainly stay with all of us, as will her warmth and her passion for the work that we do.  – Beth Herz

I'm glad I got to know Edie, and I'm glad that I get to continue the legacy of the Andrus family through my work here at Surdna. She will be missed.  – Shawn Escoffery

Edie will always be a shining example to me of what a difference a strong, fun, compassionate, and visionary woman can make on people and the world. – Sharon Alpert

Edie was an incredible asset to the foundation, and to the Andrus family. She was also one of the funniest people I knew. – Jon Goldberg

Edie welcomed me into the foundation like family and taught me the importance of leading with family "heart."  -- Kim Burnett

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