About the Friends of Saint Paul College

Foundation Mission Statement

The purpose of the Friends of Saint Paul College (Foundation) is to support and uphold the mission of Saint Paul College (College) and to secure charitable gifts and grants in support of Saint Paul College in accordance with funding priorities established by the College.

Foundation Vision Statement

Our vision is to build resourceful relationships that help Saint Paul College become a leader in providing comprehensive life-long learning by:

  • Creating strong partnerships
  • Defining ambitious fundraising goals
  • Selecting an engaged, productive board
  • Improving visibility and awareness of Saint Paul College
  • Broadcasting ongoing college success stories
  • Modeling and recognizing community and student philanthropic involvement

Foundation Values Statement

We support Saint Paul College’s values of excellence, integrity and respect. As an institutionally affiliated foundation, our board of directors is committed to:

  • Integrity
  • Transparency
  • Dedication
  • Collaboration
  • Innovation
  • Generosity
  • Empowerment
  • Excellence
  • Success

2013 Board Members

Mary Shearen
Best & Flanagan

John Bennett
Western Bank

Richard McCarthy
Community Volunteer

Larry Brandenburger, Ph.D.
Valspar Corporation
Retired Vice President, Research and Development

Melvin W. Carter III (2012-2014)

Larry Mohr (2013-2015)
Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLC

Louis Henry
McDonald's Franchise Food Systems MN/KCB Corporation

Butch Howard
HMS Host

Tom McCarthy `86
Saint Paul Building & Construction Trades Council

Tom Nielsen `84
Mo-Tech Corp.

Lorraine Stevenson `87
3M Company

Rosanne Zaidenweber
Zaidenweber Law Office

Rassoul Dastmozd, Ph.D.
Ex officio
President, Saint Paul College

Staff Members

Laura Savin
Executive Director
Foundation & Alumni Development

Bridget Grabowski
Office and Administrative Specialist, Intermediate
Foundation & Alumni Programs