Martha “Muffy” MacMillan

Director on the board of Cargill Inc., Director on the Cargill Foundation, Waycrosse, Inc. , Boards of Opportunity International, American Federation of Arts, Global Minnesota, MOCA, The Economic Club of Minnesota, and The Walker Art Museum

Martha “Muffy” MacMillan, a distinguished figure with an illustrious family heritage, continues to play a pivotal role in the legacy of Cargill Inc. Her familial connection traces back to her great-great-grandfather, William Wallace Cargill, who laid the foundation for what is now the colossal food giant, Cargill Inc., in 1865.

While Martha doesn’t have an active role within Cargill Inc., her contributions to the Cargill legacy are significant. She serves as a Director on the board of Cargill Inc., ensuring that the family’s values and commitment to excellence are upheld.

In addition to her role with Cargill Inc., Martha MacMillan has taken up the mantle of leadership as a Director of the Cargill Foundation. Through this role, she channels her energies towards supporting critical areas such as healthcare, education, the arts, culture, and various social and humanitarian causes. Her dedication to these causes has left an indelible mark on the communities and individuals she seeks to uplift.

Martha’s influence extends far beyond the Cargill family legacy. She holds positions on the boards of numerous esteemed organizations, including Opportunity International, the American Federation of Arts, Global Minnesota, MOCA (the Museum of Contemporary Art), The Economic Club of Minnesota, and The Walker Art Museum. Her involvement in these diverse institutions reflects her commitment to driving positive change across a wide spectrum of fields, from arts and culture to international development.

Martha “Muffy” MacMillan’s life is a testament to the enduring impact of a family’s commitment to social responsibility and the tireless dedication of an individual to make a positive difference in the world. Her work across various spheres of influence is a testament to her unwavering commitment to creating a better, more inclusive world for all.

(Philanthropy Pioneer Award)