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About Friends of Saint Paul College

The Foundation comprises many influential leaders who share a vision for transforming lives by making college accessible for all students. Our Foundation Board governs Friends of Saint Paul College while day-to-day operations are provided by dedicated staff who tirelessly pursue our mission of inspiring philanthropic giving to promote student success through:

  • Engaging in meaningful community awareness opportunities;
  • Partnering with key businesses and community-based organizations; and
  • Establishing ambitious results-oriented goals which proactively support necessary student scholarships, emergency funds, and programs.

Vision, Mission & Values

The vision of the Foundation is to transform lives by making college accessible for all students. Our mission is to advance Saint Paul College by inspiring philanthropic giving which promotes student success. This is achieved through proactively engaging in the following values:

  • Strong community awareness and engagement;
  • Partnerships with businesses and community-based organizations; and
  • Ambitious development goals for scholarships and programs.

Foundation Board

The Friends of Saint Paul College Foundation Board includes twenty leaders passionately committed to our vision of transforming lives by making college accessible for all students. We are always looking for future Foundation Board members, click HERE to hear more about what is involved in this service.

Our 2020-2021 Foundation Board includes the following board members:

  
  
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Committee
  
Kim Egan Picture
Vice President National Accounts, Health Solutions
HealthPartners
Egan
Executive Committee
  
Mr. Lue Vang
Accountant
McKnight Foundation
Lue Vang
Finance Committee (Chair)
Executive Committee
  
Jihan Rush Jenkins
Associate General Counsel, Intellectual Property
Pentair
Jihan Rush Jenkins
Governance Committee (Chair)
Executive Committee
  
Mr. Ross Nelson
General Manager
Harris Companies-Controls Division
Nelson
Development Committee
Executive Committee
  
Ms. Chrissy Bell
Director, Global Strategy and Business Development, 3M
Chrissy Bell
Development Committee
  
Larry Brandenburger
Retired, Valspar Corporation
LarryBrandenburger
  
Mr. Ryan Caulfield '96
Executive Chef-Operations
Xcel Energy Center
Caufield
Development Committee
  
Ms. Nancy Randall Dana
Education Consultant
Nancy Randall Dana
Development Committee
Governance Committee
  
Mr. Dean Gale
Business Agent, St. Paul Plumbers Local 34
DeanGale
Finance Committee
  
Mr. Ed Hitchcock
Owner and CEO, Hitchcock Law Firm, PLLC
EdHitchcock
Development Committee
  
Ms. Alix Magner
Financial Advisor
Morgan Stanley
Magner
Finance Committee
  
Ms. Karin McCabe
Outreach Director
McGough Construction
McCabe
Governance Committee
  
Mr. Richard McCarthy, Trustee Emeritus
Retired
McCarthy
  
Dr. Deidra Peaslee
President, Saint Paul College
Peaslee
  
Michael Remington
Business Systems Regulatory Director - Advanced Grid
Xcel Energy
Michael Remington
Development Committee (Chair)
Executive Committee
  
Mr. Marco Rodiles '14
Financial Representative
Finance of America
Rodiles
Finance Committee
  
Tony Samec
Vice President
U.S. Bank
TonySamec
Governance Committee
  
Ms. Mai Lee Yang
Attorney
Nilan Johnson Lewis
MaiYang
Governance Committee

Meet The Staff

Our staff includes four professionals who are committed to achieving the Foundation mission on a day-to-day basis. These staff members and their contact information include:


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