Board Opportunities

Flying Pig Thrift


Flying Pig Thrift was started in September 2018 when Melody Luepke organized a board to oversee the founding of a nonprofit thrift store in honor of her sister Heather, who died of pancreatic cancer. The store opened in July of 2019 in the Hamline Midway neighborhood of St Paul. We currently donate to Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, Hamline Midway Coalition, and Minnesota Alliance for Volunteer Advancement (MAVA).

Strategic Priorities

Flying Pig Thrift needs a more complete leadership team in order to continue operating. We currently have three board members and our director is working pro bono part time from Arizona. We have a strong supportive local community, but we clearly need to grow our board and director population to move forward.

Annual Budget: $125,000 – Individual Contributions



Flying Pig Thrift is seeking board members with skills in the following areas:

  • Board Governance
  • Management and Leadership
  • Strategic and Business Planning


  • Number of members currently: 3
  • Meeting time and frequency:  12 meetings annually
  • Meeting location: St. Paul
  • Does nonprofit carry liability insurance? Yes


  • Time Expectation: Up to 8 hours/month
  • Financial Contribution Required: Yes
  • Service on Committee Required: Yes
    • Committees: Executive, Other
  • Length of Term: 2 Years
  • Renewable: Yes

Questions about this board opportunity?



722 Snelling Ave N St. Paul, MN 55104


Flying Pig Thrift exists to honor Heather Valdez by providing a unique, energizing and downright fun nonprofit cooperative where shoppers can find thrifty treasures while benefiting local nonprofits.