Martha (Muffy) MacMillan has served as a Director on the board of Cargill Inc., her family business. She is currently a Director on the Cargill Foundation and Waycrosse, Inc. where she serves on the Executive and Corporate Governance Committees and chairs the Education and Human Resources Committees. She serves on many international, national and local boards, such as; Board chair of the American Federation of Arts (New York), Opportunity International, including chairing their $50,000,000 agriculture capital campaign and currently chairing Women and Girls Leadership Initiative, Financial Company Bank (Bogota, Colombia), Vice Chair of Global Minnesota, The Economic Club of Minnesota, The Walker Art Museum, Twin Cities Public Television, PACER Center, ARC Board, active with Women Moving Millions and past chair of the Abbott Northwestern Hospital Foundation.
Muffy was honored and received the Ellis Island Medal of Honor, one of the country’s most prestigious awards. The Ellis Island Medal of Honor recognized her mission to share with those less fortunate her wealth and knowledge, indomitable courage, boundless compassion, unique talents and selfless generosity, while maintaining the traditions of her ethnic heritage as they embody the American Dream. In 2015, she received the 2015 Pioneer Award at the United Nations which honors women in business worldwide. The Pioneer Award recognizes women innovators globally for bringing ideas to life, driving economic growth and expanding human welfare. As part of the Pioneer award she spoke on a panel at the United Nations that was broadcast to 118 countries. For the past 25 years, she has been a board member, donor, fundraiser, and/or volunteer for many organizations such as; Minnesota Children’s Museum, Children’s Hospital of Minneapolis and St. Paul, Blake School, Governor for Eleven Who Care, and Minneapolis Institute of Art. She is an active participant who enjoys being fully engaged with the organization’s mission and brings experience, leadership, energy and financial support to help reach their goals and objectives. Her fun-loving nature and passion for making a difference in the world, has inspired others to get involved. Her passion for family and raising 5 children always remains in the forefront. After hearing of all her accomplishments and involvement, one might think that Muffy has completed a lifetime of volunteer service over the past 25 years. Her vision for her continued service has no end in sight….she is just getting started.