Mission

MAEF supports and enhances Mahtomedi Public Schools to engage, challenge and inspire all students from birth to graduation (E-12).

Learn about MAEF's history in the Mahtomedi Community

Strategy

MAEF's success depends upon the generous contributions of community members who share our organizational mission. Well over half our work is done by community volunteers. 100% of our funding is from private individuals, foundations & corporations. MAEF hosts two fundraising events each year: the Fall Fund Drive Campaign occurs each fall and Legacy Night, our annual gala occurs each spring. Please see our Donate tab to learn more about contributing as a donor or volunteer.

MAEF enjoys a strong working relationship with District 832 staff, teachers and community members; local civic and fraternal organizations. These relationships allow us to fulfill our mission and ensure operational efficiencies. By leveraging the expertise of staff and volunteers within these organizations, we are able to make a broad impact.

Board of Trustees

  • Mike Connolly - President
  • Suzanne Anderson - Past President
  • Julie Bixby - Vice President
  • Sarah Meek - Secretary
  • Jay Breidinger - Treasurer
  • Dr. David Bennett
  • Carrie Cunnington
  • Paul Donna
  • Dale Johnson
  • Sarah Johnson
  • Mayor Judson Marshall
  • Jeri Parkin
  • Kristi Skillings
  • Dixon Tews
  • Steve Wolgamot

Ex-Officio Board Members

  • Julie McGraw - School Board Representative 
  • Dr. Mark Larson - District 832 Superintendent 
  • Patrick Miller - American Legion Kramer Berg Post 507 Representative

Honorary Life Trustees

  • Phil Bruner
  • Bryan Gatzlaff
  • Karen Kepple

Staff

  • Kevin Donovan, Development Director
  • Catherine Sawyer, Operations Director
  • Karen Moen, Accounting Associate
  • Darcy Mears, Event Coordinator
  • Sarah Newman, Office Assistant

Board Committees

The Mahtomedi Area Educational Foundation depends upon a community of dedicated volunteers to conduct organizational business. Much of our work is done on a committee level. Committees are comprised of board members and community members with a passion for the committee's work. Committee meetings are held throughout the year. Committees include:

  • Alumni Committee - Bridget Johnson, Chair
  • Executive Committee - Michael Connolly, Chair
  • Finance Committee - Jay Breidinger, Chair
  • Legacy Night Gala Committee - Kristi Albers and Abby Moffitt, Co-Chairs
  • Fall Fund Drive Committee - Julie Bixby
  • Grants Committee - Carrie Cunnington and Sarah Meek, Co-Chairs
  • Investment Committee - Glenn Johnson, Chair
  • Scholarships Committee - Sarah Johnson, Chair
  • Zephyr Legacy Fund Committee - Phil Bruner, Chair