Andrew Dayton

Founder and CEO,
Constellation Fund

Andrew Dayton is the Founder and CEO of the Constellation Fund, a Minneapolis-based grantmaking organization created to fight poverty by raising the living standards of individuals living below the poverty line. Constellation uses data, research, and predictive analytics to identify, fund, and partner with 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 North Corp, an award-winning retail and hospitality group.

Andrew previously served as the Deputy Legislative Director to former San Francisco Mayor Edwin M. Lee, leading the San Francisco’s state and federal policy and budgetary priorities in Sacramento and Washington D.C. He sits on the board of directors of Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors — a New York-based nonprofit organization working to help donors create thoughtful, effective philanthropy throughout the globe — and The Minneapolis Foundation, one of the first community foundations in the world. Andrew received a B.A. in History from Yale University, and a J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School.