Board of Directors

The Eagan Foundation is governed by enthusiastic and committed volunteer members of the Eagan community who are willing to share their skills and expertise.

Here’s a list of our current 2017/2018 board members and staff. 
2017 board
2017 – 2018 Board Members
Back Row: Glenn Elliott, Jamie Hopkins, Spencer White, Rich Gramling, Dave Osberg, Derek Boeve
Middle Row: Brenda Johnson, Sandy Hildebrand, Sunita Mannamkunath, Susan Buckles, Tammy Mott, Jim Sinclair, John, Neppl
Front Row: David Lutz, Julie Hull, Julie Vuong
Not Pictured: Lily Bensen, Barb Haagenstad, Sue Haus, Kathy Jalivay, Lori La Chapelle, Sally O’Keefe, Melinda Sooy, Rachel Turin

We’re Looking for New Board Members!

Eagan Foundation has a “working board” whose members serve on one or more committees that support the strategic goals of the organization.  The highlights:

  • New board term begins in September/October
  • Board meetings are monthly on the 2nd Thursday at 5:30 PM
  • Monthly time commitment ranges from 5 to 15 hours a month, depending on the season and the committee(s) you serve on (the average time commitment 12 hours a month)
  • A board terms is 3 years. You may serve up to 3 terms (9 years total)
  • Qualified candidates either work in or live in Eagan
  • More information about committees can be found in our Board Member Application
  • If you have a senior high school student, they would not be eligible for an Eagan Foundation scholarship while you are serving on the board

The Eagan Foundation is looking for individuals who have expertise in a variety of areas including:

  • Law
  • Finance (CPA or QuickBooks™ experience an asset)
  • Human Resources
  • Information Technology – especially web development and maintenance
  • Organizational Governance
  • Event Planning
  • Marketing and Public Relations
  • Fundraising

Eagan Foundation invites applications from qualified individuals representing the diversity of the Greater Eagan Area, and would be particularly interested in those who have experience as a staff or board member within a non-profit organization.

To apply, please complete the Board Member Application.

To request more information, please email or call 651.243.1198.

You may also sign up for one of the below information sessions. Please call or email to confirm that it is still being held. Sign up here. Some may be cancelled if no one signs up:

Wednesday, July 25 5:00 PM – this meeting is confirmed. It will be at Art Works Eagan at 3795 Pilot Knob Rd, Eagan, MN 55122. After entering building – head to the conference room on the far right. 
Saturday, July 28th, 9:00 AM
Monday July 30th, 5:00 PM
Wednesday, August 1st, 8:00 AM

Founded in 1990, the Eagan Foundation is a community building non-profit that invests in the future of Eagan by providing community connections, grants, and scholarships.  Each year the Eagan Foundation administers and awards scholarships to over 100 high school seniors who reside in or attend Eagan High School.  In 2017, the foundation awarded over 130,000 in scholarships to 121 local students.  In addition, Eagan Foundation’s Community Grants and Initiatives Program provides funding and support to non-profit organizations serving Eagan; the foundation awarded $13,000 to local community organizations in 2017.

The programs of the Eagan Foundation are supported by donations from individuals, local businesses, and family foundations.  In addition, the Eagan Foundation hosts an annual fundraising gala. The Eagan Foundation continues to grow, and it serves an important role in the community by investing in the future of Eagan and meeting community needs.