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Meet The Staff

Melissa Cuff

Melissa Cuff
Grant writer

Melissa Cuff is the Grant Writer and Coordinator for Foundation and Alumni Relations at Saint Paul College. Melissa came to Saint Paul College from the YMCA where she honed nonprofit leadership skills in development, youth work and operations through successive positions in the Twin Cities and Houston, Texas. She holds a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Houston and bachelors’ of arts degrees in music and business from Illinois Wesleyan University. Melissa volunteers as a grant reviewer for the Minnesota State Arts Board, is a mentor for College Possible and board member for the Friends of Ramsey County Libraries. Melissa lives in Minneapolis. 651.846.1461  

Bridget Grabowski

Kate Heider
Development Associate

Kate Heider is the Development Associate for Foundation and Alumni Relations. Before coming to Saint Paul College, Kate most recently worked at the American Craft Council in Minneapolis and Common Hope, a nonprofit organization that provides supportive services to families in Guatemala. Kate has a Bachelor of Arts in Art History from Wellesley College and Masters in Advocacy and Political Leadership from the University of Minnesota-Duluth. Kate volunteers as a hospice visitor. She grew up in Saint Paul and now lives with her husband and son within walking distance of Saint Paul College. 651.403.4332  

Laura Savin

Laura Savin 
Executive Director of Foundation and Alumni Development

Laura Savin is the Executive Director for Foundation and Alumni Relations at Saint Paul College. She has worked at the College since December 2010. Laura has over twenty-five years of experience in higher education administration, nonprofits and the private sector, including Hamline University, Wells Fargo Investment Management and Trust, and the Jewish Federation of Saint Paul. She has served on the board of Avalon Charter School in Saint Paul and other community organizations. Laura has a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Minnesota and a Juris Doctorate from Hamline University. Laura lives with her family in Saint Paul. 651.846.1469