Pillsbury United Community: Our Shared History and Future
Learn about the shared history of Pillsbury United Communities (PUC) and Plymouth Congregational Church and the ways that PUC continues to create choice, change and connection in community today.
Pillsbury United Communities works with underestimated populations across Minneapolis to foster the resilience and self-sufficiency of individuals, families and the community as a whole. PUC is creating a new model for social services by designing solutions that address a spectrum of intersecting needs—from education to employment to health—while continually investing in the agency’s capacity to innovate and improve. Founded in 1879, PUC’s interconnected system of programs, community centers, and social enterprises connect with more than 55,000 people each year.
Adair Mosley, President & CEO, Pillsbury United Communities
Adair Mosley was named President & CEO in December 2017. Prior to this, Adair served as the Chief Innovation Officer, where he led strategic and divergent thinking in the pursuit of innovative solutions to address multi-dimensional social issues. Adair’s most recent work involved leading a $6.3 million capital campaign to develop North Market, a grocery store and wellness center that revolutionizes the intersection of economic development, food and health care access. Adair has been a fervent advocate for children and families as a guardian ad litem for Hennepin County, and advancing equity as a Commissioner for Civil Rights with the City of Minneapolis. He is a graduate of the University of Minnesota and the University of Michigan’s Executive Leadership Institute and holds a certificate in human-centered design from Stanford’s prestigious Institute of Design.
Suggested audience: High school students and adults