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Paul Busch

October 23, 2019

Paul G. Busch is the former President & CEO of Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies (MACP) and board member for the organization’s grantmaking entities.  

As President & CEO from 2017-2023, Paul was responsible for leading MACP’s efforts to develop long-range organizational strategies and grantmaking approaches. As leader of the management team, he worked to ensure the Philanthropies achieved its financial objectives while remaining true to the philosophy, goals, and mission of MACP’s benefactor, Margaret Cargill. He retired as President & CEO role in 2023. 

Paul has been a board member since 2006. Prior to being named President & CEO, Paul was President of the Philanthropies from 2011-2017. As President, Paul was responsible for all day-to-day operations of the Philanthropies, including grantmaking. He has overseen the ramp up of the MACP’s program areas, as well as the build out of its organizational infrastructure. During this time, the Philanthropies has grown from a staff of 4 in 2008, to more than 115 employees today. 

Prior to joining the Philanthropies, Paul was a Senior Tax Partner at Deloitte from 2002-2008 and a tax advisor with Arthur Andersen from 1984-2002. 

Paul earned his bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of North Dakota and his juris doctor from the UND School of Law. He is a member of the Minnesota State Bar Association and American Bar Association, and an inactive member of the Minnesota State Society of Certified Public Accountants.