Minnie Hollyman

Board Member, The Gazelle Foundation


Mignette (Minnie) Hollyman, a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, brings more than twenty-five years experience in the non-profit world.  Her community involvement has included board and committee work in environmental issues, literacy and arts organizations.  In Austin she has served on the board of the Austin Public Library Association, St. Andrew’s Episcopal School and is currently on the Advisory Council of the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, and the Gazelle Foundation.

Her professional career began at the CBS News television show “60 Minutes” working with Mike Wallace.  She then went on to manage the studio of American abstract painter, Kenneth Noland until moving to Austin.

She lives with her husband and two dogs.  They have three daughters.


Brief statement why you have accepted appointment and what you would consider to have been a successful tenure when your term:

I am pleased to be serving on the ACC Community Leadership Council of the Center for Nonprofit Studies.  During my tenure, I hope to help continue to strengthen the mission of the Council of providing learning opportunities to non-profit practices by sharing my perspectives from my non-profit experience.  I also hope to help communicate the mission of the Center for Non-Profit Studies to a broader constituency so that more organizations and individuals are aware of the learning opportunities that are provided through its many resources.


Brief statement on your sense of the Center’s impact for its first 15 years and its potential for future:

The Center for Nonprofit Studies has promoted professional and volunteer leadership learning for the past 15 years through a variety of learning opportunities.  As a result, non-profit practitioners who have gone through this programming have strengthen their sense of mission as well as their ability to be effective and professional managers.

Looking to the future, as more nonprofit organizations are created and as existing organizations grow, the need becomes more critical for well-trained managers and directors in this field.   The center for Nonprofit Studies is poised to grow and become the leading center for nonprofit studies, not only in Austin, but also throughout Texas.