Eagan Foundation Extraordinary Eagan Nonprofit Board Member

Congratulations to the 2019 Eagan Foundation Extraordinary Eagan Board Member Award Recipient – Jerri Neddermeyer!

The Eagan Foundation recently began a new effort to help raise the profile of nonprofit board service in the Eagan community. Launching this initiative is a newly created award for Extraordinary Eagan Nonprofit Board Members meant to honor a board member that has provided outstanding service to an organization that serves Eagan.

This year’s honoree is Jerri Neddermeyer, Board Member at one of Eagan’s newer nonprofits, Art Works (founded in 2016). As one of the co-founders of the organization, “Jerri was a key visionary, not just in conceiving of what Art Works could become, but also in charting the path to get there,” according to fellow board member Mike Supina. Both as former Board President and current Director of Operations, Supina adds, “Jerri offers the full spectrum of skills essential to a board: vision, charisma, leadership, political acuity, networking skills, technical know-how, and elbow grease.”

Art Works will receive a $750 grant from the Eagan Foundation with this award. Art Works’ mission is to enhance the local arts community by connecting working artists, arts organizations, and the community in creative gathering spaces. The Extraordinary Eagan Board Member Award will be presented at the Eagan Foundation’s upcoming annual fundraiser: “Growing Together: An Evening of Gratitude” on November 8 at the Eagan Community Center, 1501 Central Parkway from 5:30 – 9 p.m.

Tickets available at here.

Other Extraordinary Finalists Include: 

Gary Huusko – District 196 Foundation 
Joe Kubes – DARTS
Cindy Lutz – EHS Forensics Boosters


THE 2019 PROCESS IS NOW CLOSED. Check back in spring of 2020 for more news. 

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Overview: The 2019 Eagan Foundation’s Extraordinary Eagan Nonprofit Board Member Award recognizes an Eagan community member for their outstanding leadership through board service to an Eagan nonprofit organization.

 The following criteria should be considered when making a nomination:

  • Clear contributions to the Eagan community
  • Outstanding cooperation with other board members and organization leadership
  • Effective leadership from the “middle”
  • Ability to move ideas forward to fruition
  • Strategic and forward thinking
  • Passionate and inspirational
  • Willingness to tackle difficult or long term challenges

 Other Key Criteria:

The organization the nominee represents must:

  • Serve the Eagan area (recipient must either live in or work in Eagan)
  • Be a 501 (c)3

The nominee must have served on the board for at least 2 years and

  • must either be currently serving or
  • if recently completed service, has left within one year

The selected award recipient must be able to attend award presentation the evening of Friday, November 8th

 Award Details:

  • Award will be presented on November 8, 2019 at the Eagan Foundation’s Annual Fundraiser. The award recipient will receive 2 complimentary tickets to this event
  • A $750 donation to the represented organization

Selection Process:

The nomination form must be received by September 1st by 11:59 PM. Nomination form available here. Please email or mail your nomination form to:

  • Mailing Address: Eagan Foundation | P.O. Box 211192 | Eagan, MN  55121 or extraordinary@eaganfoundation.org
  • Nominations will be reviewed by the Eagan Foundation’s Executive Committee
  • Final award decisions will be made by the Selection Committee

For more information, call 651-243-1198 or email jamie.hopkins@eaganfoundation.org