Catherine Bitzan Amundsen loves being an attorney with Gray Plant Mooty for many reasons, not the least of which is that it affords her the resources to help those most in need.
The University of Minnesota graduate works primarily with nonprofits and health care entities, and using the skills she has honed there, she’s able to spend time outside of the office feeding her passion for assisting international nonprofits.
Knowing the ins and outs of finances for nonprofits has given Bitzan Amundsen the chance to help several international groups, including serving on the U.S. advisory board of a school in South Sudan, Mama Hellen Lotara Nursery and Primary School. She is helping the school build strategic partnerships with nonprofits and funding sources based in the U.S. to provide resources for teacher training and to finance critical expenses such as building repairs, textbooks and school supplies.
“With the work I do, my clients are dealing with multiple funding options; we are working with operating funds, donations, federal and state tax laws and additional regional funding,” she said. “When I meet people at community or networking events, I’m able to say, ‘How can I help you?’”