Andrew Dayton is the founder and CEO of the Constellation Fund, a Minnesota-based foundation dedicated to effective poverty alleviation. Constellation leverages data, research, and advanced analytics alongside careful qualitative analysis to identify, fund, and empower the people and organizations making the biggest demonstrable impacts in the fight against poverty in the Twin Cities. He is also a co-founder and co-owner of Askov Finlayson, an outdoor apparel company and certified B Corp that invests the monetary equivalent of 110% of its own carbon emissions into leading-edge organizations addressing climate change.
Andrew previously served as the Deputy Legislative Director to former San Francisco Mayor Edwin M. Lee, leading San Francisco’s state and federal policy and budgetary priorities in Sacramento and Washington D.C. He sits on the board of directors of Breck School, The Constellation Fund, The Minneapolis Foundation, and Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors.
Andrew received a B.A. in History from Yale University, and a J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School.