Assistant General Counsel
Mandy Tuong is assistant general counsel for the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation. In this role, Mandy provides legal and business counsel for the foundation’s operations and grantmaking efforts. Her work also supports the foundation’s approach to advocacy and external networks to further its impact.
Before joining the foundation, Mandy served as senior counsel at Thrivent Financial for Lutherans, a Fortune 500, not-for-profit, financial services company, where she provided legal and business leadership for strategic development, marketing, social media, corporate philanthropy, community affairs, foundation governance, tax, intellectual property and other corporate matters. Mandy was previously an attorney at the Minneapolis-based law firm of Leonard, Street and Deinard P.A. in the in the areas of trusts and estates, probate, tax, trusts and estates litigation. During that time, she committed to nearly 100 hours annually to pro bono legal work.
Mandy has served on a variety of boards, including the Oberlin College Alumni Executive Board, MacPhail Center for Music, and Central Minnesota Legal Services (Legal Aid). She has volunteered regularly for organizations such as House of Charity, the Ohio public school system, and Little Brothers Friends of the Elderly, and serves as a mentor in the professional and legal community. Mandy received a J.D. with honors from the University of Minnesota Law School, where she was an editor on the Minnesota Law Review. She also received undergraduate double degrees from Oberlin College and Oberlin College Conservatory in history (B.A.) and piano performance (B.M.)