2016-2017 Board of Directors


The Edina Education Fund Board consists of parents, students, school district personnel and the Edina Education Fund staff.

Kathryn Koessel
Val Stidman

Victoria Krauss

Scott Beuning


Ali Arom
Adrienne Berman
Annie Bishop
Ken Dragseth
Heather Edelson
Gummy Grande
Amy Gunther
Afira Hasan
Kerrie Hecker
Victoria Krauss
Liz McCarty
Kathy Nelsen
Sarah Roddis
Kathy Sandven
Liz Sherod
Pat Willette

Ex Officio
Ric Dressen
Superintendent of Schools

Regina Neville
School Board Representative

Susan Brott
EPS District Liaison

Student Reps
Sam Black
Julia Fabbro
Ben Gustafson
Kate Johnson
McKenna Knapp
Michael Rodriguez

The Edina Education Fund board has a number of Teams that provide opportunities for hands-on involvement.

Programs Team: The Programs Team collaborates with the District Superintendent and Director of Teaching and Learning to identify and explore new program opportunities that could be made possible with a grant from the Edina Education Fund. Team members also act as liaisons to funded programs, assisting Ed Fund staff with follow-up and support of grantees and the implementation of funded programs.

Grants Team: The Grants Team helps determine the annual funding focus for the Edina Education Fund Innovation Grants Program, reviews and approves grant applications, presents grant awards, and assists Edina Education Fund staff with follow-up and support of grantees in the implementation of funded programs.

Events Team: The Events Team assists with the production of the Edina Education Fund’s fundraising events, which currently include the Show and Tell Luncheon and Golf and Tennis Classic. Team members assist Edina Education Fund staff with planning all aspects of the events, donation and sponsorship solicitation, and post-event activities.