friends of saint paul college foundation

Making the future brighter
for our students.

Students in classroom.

About the Foundation

Get to know us

Friends of Saint Paul College Foundation is a resource for helping students achieve their educational goals, pursue their dreams, and make positive contributions throughout their respective communities. We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that partners alongside Saint Paul College students by proactively providing financial support, including scholarships, emergency funds, and program support.

Our Mission & Vision

The vision of the Friends of Saint Paul College is to transform lives by making college accessible for all students.

Our mission is to advance Saint Paul College by inspiring philanthropic giving which promotes student success.

Meet Our Board

The Friends of Saint Paul College Foundation Board includes leaders passionately committed to our vision of transforming lives by making college accessible for all students.

  • Jihan Jenkins
  • Alix Magner
  • Nancy Dana
  • Matthew Piermantier
  • Tony Samec
  • Michael Remington
  • Andre Creighton
  • Katie DeCabooter
  • Dean Gale
  • Ed Hitchcock
  • Tameka Jones
  • Scott McDonald
  • Toni Newborn
  • Shantal Pai
  • Naomi Rodiles
  • Shelly Semerad
  • Bernadette Senyana
  • Erin Van Heirseele
  • Deidra Peaslee
  • Austin Calhoun
  • Larry Brandenburger
  • Dick McCarthy

Our volunteer board members are committed to championing the mission and vision of the Foundation and the College. We function through the collaborative efforts of the Advancement team and an all-volunteer Board of Directors.

Friends of Saint Paul College Foundation invites business leaders, community members, and alumni to learn more about serving on its board of directors.

We review new board member applications on a rolling basis. Board members are onboarded each summer.

Interested in joining our Board of Directors or learning more about it? Fill out our interest form or contact friends@saintpaul.edu to learn more.

Our Impact

Tomorrow’s leaders need support during critical moments in their education to make a positive impact on their community. Friends of Saint Paul College Foundation has aided over 1,500 students since 2010, resulting in numerous success stories. With our help, students can achieve their academic and career goals, ultimately becoming strong future leaders.

Annual Reports

Events & Awards

Friends on the Lawn

Friends on the Lawn is our annual fundraiser event supporting Saint Paul College students. Each May, we invite you to join us for an evening of camaraderie, auctions, gourmet food, and lawn games.

Chef Jack Chili Bowl

Every October, we proudly host the Chef Jack Chili Bowl—an exciting gathering and competition featuring the finest chefs from the Twin Cities. This event is not only a celebration of culinary excellence but also a tribute to the legacy and dedication of alum Chef Jack Riebel. Join us as we raise funds for culinary arts students and crown the winner of the Best Chili title.

Alumni of the Year

The Alum of the Year Award honors a graduate for outstanding professional accomplishments and contributions to the Saint Paul College community. Nominations for this award open in October each year and close in January.

Community Partner of the Year Award

The Community Partner of the Year Award honors individuals and community partner organizations for outstanding service and dedication to Saint Paul College. Nominations for this award open in October each year and close in January.

How you can help.

Give Online

Many people like the convenience of making a gift online. Using the secure form below, you have the flexibility to make a one time or recurring monthly gift.

Recurring monthly giving provides the affordability of making gifts that best work for you and increase your impact on campus by providing a stable source of support. To become a monthly donor, just check the box “Make this a monthly donation” below. Whether it’s $10 or $100, you will help our students succeed through your kind gift.

If you wish to provide your gift to a specific program or scholarship fund, please select “Other” under the Designation section, and type the program or scholarship name.

Thanks for your helpful support!

Employee Giving

Faculty and staff interact with our students daily and witness the impact Saint Paul College has in their lives. Each year, the majority of College employees contributed to student needs like the emergency fund or scholarships.

It’s easy to give at any time during the year. Choose the donation option that works best for you:

Give Online

Payroll Deduction
Become a sustaining donor through payroll deduction

Check or cash
If you would prefer to write a check or donate cash, please seal it in an envelope and drop it in the mail room slot 12 for the Friends of Saint Paul College.

Stock Donation or Estate Plans
If you are interested in donating stock or including Saint Paul College in your estate plans, please contact Austin Calhoun.

Matching Funds
Don’t forget that your spouse’s employer might have matching funds available!

Friends of Saint Paul College is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization and your gift is tax-deductible.

Sustaining Gifts

Many people like the convenience of making a gift online. Using our secure form, you have the flexibility to make a one time or recurring monthly gift, designate your gift, and/or make a gift in honor/memory of someone.

Check or Cash Gifts

We welcome gifts by mail! Please make checks payable to Friends of Saint Paul College and mail to:

Friends of Saint Paul College Foundation
235 Marshall Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55102

You can also bring a check or cash to campus. Visit the Administration suite, Room 1410, and ask for one of the Advancement staff.

If you wish to designate your gift to a specific program or scholarship fund, please include a note with your check listing your designation.

Stock Gifts

We appreciate you considering a stock gift. We use Raymond James as our broker to accept transfers. Prior to initiating a stock transfer, please review the instructions below or contact Austin Calhoun with questions. Our IRS EIN# is 27-1631689.

In-kind Gifts

We look forward to discussing all the in-kind giving options available. Please contact Logan Spindler at 651.846.1741 or logan.spindler@saintpaul.edu to learn if an in-kind gift is right for you.

Planned Gifts

Please contact Annie Dresen with any questions about estate planning.

Our IRS EIN# is 27-1631689.

Memorial Gifts

Your memorial gift will be a lasting tribute to the memory of your loved one, contributing to the success and education of students at Saint Paul College. In loving memory of the following individuals, memorial funds have been created to honor their legacies. Consider donating to these funds to contribute to the enduring impact on education and support for Saint Paul College students.

To make establish a memorial gift, contact Anne Dresen.

We currently have over a dozen established memorial funds.

  • Jack Riebel Memorial Culinary Scholarship
  • Scott Runman Memorial Culinary Scholarship
  • Jeremy K. Larson Memorial Fund
  • Malcolm McDonald Memorial Fund
  • Tom Nielsen Memorial Fund
  • Bonnie Stapf Memorial Fund
  • Eberhard Werthmann Memorial Fund
  • Jason Twombly Memorial Fund

Sponsorship

By becoming a sponsor, your organization can directly contribute to making a difference in the lives of numerous students. Our program offers several sponsorship levels tailored to accommodate different capacities.