Community Giving

Melinda Gau

Community Foundation(s): Central Minnesota
Award: 2021 CMCF Professional Award in Philanthropy

Melinda has a passion for supporting her community and philanthropic mission within Central Minnesota. She first started at Quinlivan & Hughes P.A. in 1994, she is now the CEO. While working with clients, Melinda helps them achieve their philanthropic goals by guiding them on all of their charitable giving options. Her background of working closely with CMCF, helps her provide guidance to her clients. Although Melinda’s passion for law and helping grow the community are evident through her profession, her volunteer work is a great example of how much she gives back to the community. Melinda serves on the United Way of Central Minnesota's board, where she was Board Chair for two years. She also is on the St. Cloud Hospital Board among other past board positions. Aside from her work on local boards, Melinda enjoys volunteering for Wills for Heroes Kids Fighting Hunger.