Ecumen Philanthropy Staff

Stacy Hanley
Executive Vice President of Philanthropy  612-425-1638 
Stacy Hanley is a highly experienced philanthropy and community relations professional, who has served in leadership positions in the Twin Cities, New York and Washington, DC. Stacy’s background in grantmaking, public affairs and community relations at organizations including Thrivent, Best Buy, Lifetime Television and National Public Radio gives her a unique skill set for her current role. 
Stacy is an active community volunteer who has served the boards of the Jeremiah Program, Lake Harriet UMC and many committees at Southwest High School. Stacy graduated with a BA in Legal Studies from Spring Hill College in Mobile, Alabama. She and her daughter live in Minneapolis.

Sarah Hernandez
Director of Development – 651-766-4395


Sarah Hernandez joined Ecumen in 2012. She has developed and received numerous government grants and has enjoyed working with Ecumen donors and employees to fulfill Ecumen’s mission of creating home for older adults. She holds two Bachelor of Arts degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison—one in Sociology and one in Behavioral Science and Law.

Prior to joining Ecumen, Sarah worked for Goodwill/Easter Seals as a Government grant writer as well as in direct service. Sarah lives in Shoreview, MN with her husband and three children. 

Amy Dillahunt
Foundation Relations Director – 651-766-4358


Amy Dillahunt is the Foundation Relations Director at Ecumen and is an accomplished philanthropy professional with more than 20 years of experience in the non-profit community. She has developed and received hundreds of grants for general operating funds, programming, capacity building and capital campaigns. In addition to grant and foundation management, she has managed successful on-air membership drives, organization-wide rebranding efforts and media campaigns.

Amy lives in Minneapolis with her husband.

Devan Luth
Development Supervisor – 651-766-4345


Devan Luth is the Development Supervisor at Ecumen. With a focus on collaboration and generosity, she encourages others to view aging in radically different ways. Through individual giving, event management and donor stewardship, she welcomes individuals into Ecumen’s mission and work.

Devan is a graduate of Concordia College in Moorhead, MN where she received a B.A in Communication Studies and Theatre Art. She lives in St. Paul, MN.

Helen Kyle
Development Specialist – 651-766-4385


Helen Kyle previously served as a fund development intern with the Ecumen philanthropy team. In her role as the Development Specialist, Helen manages ongoing donor recognition opportunities, maintains and reports on solicitation efforts through data management and supports the success of Ecumen events. With a strong commitment to philanthropy and drive to fulfill Ecumen’s mission to create home for older adults, her role also includes individual giving. 


Helen recently graduated cum laude from St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota. She has a B.A. in Sociology/Anthropology with a concentration in Family Studies. She lives in St. Paul, Minnesota. 




Donor Chuck Mckiernan, Ecumen Seasons at Maplewood

Chuck is an active and caring member of the Ecumen community and considers the Seasons at Maplewood’s staff and residents part of his family.

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