David E. Kline has been named executive director of the Friends of Saint Paul College Foundation.
After two thorough national searches, the search committee recommended Kline for the executive director position, and Saint Paul College president/CEO, Dr. Rassoul Dastmozd, accepted their recommendation. Kline has extensive fundraising, communication, donor development, donor cultivation/engagement/stewardship and grant writing experience and will begin his role on December 4.
“We are very pleased to have David join the Foundation,” said President Dastmozd. “I was impressed by the frequent themes that described David’s attributes and characteristics, such as resourceful, organized, demonstrates integrity, honesty, and follow through. He knows how to connect with and cultivate donors, and quickly understands the constituents. I’m excited for the Foundation’s future under David’s leadership as we continue to expand the scholarship opportunities for our students and additional funding for our programs through gifts and grants.”
Kline most recently served as development and communication director at the International Wolf Center. He has also served as development director for Intellectual Take Out, senior fund director for Dunwoody College of Technology, and campaign associate/major gifts director for Northern Star Council, Boy Scouts of America. He has also served in following roles at Target Corporation: associate specialist-community relations, grants coordinator-community Relations, vendor account representative/auditor-accounts payable. Kline holds a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of St. Thomas, a Bachelor of Science degree in Business and Finance from the University of Minnesota, and an Associate degree from North Hennepin Community College.
The Friends of Saint Paul College Foundation vision is to transform lives by making college accessible for all students. The Foundation’s mission statement is to advance the mission of Saint Paul College by inspiring philanthropic giving to promote student success, which will be achieved through strong community awareness and engagement, partnerships with businesses and community-based organizations, and ambitious development goals for scholarships and programs.