2017-2018 Board of Directors

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

Board Co-Chairs Members EPS Representatives
Kathryn Koessel Adrienne Berman John Schultz, Superintendent
Liz Sherod Emma Cerqueira Susan Brott, Communications
  Ken Dragseth Regina Neville, School Board
Treasurer Beth Dahlien  
Scott Beuning Sarah Franssen Ed Fund Staff
  Heather Edelson Sue Carlson, Finance and Development
Treasurer-Elect Gummy Grande Kathy Rendleman, Executive Director  
Afira Hasan Kathy Sandven  
  Sheila Shane  
Secretary Jannie Thompson  
  Pat Willette  
  Cathy Williams  
Committee Chairs    
Kerrie Hecker - Events Student Board Representatives  
Liz McCarty - Programming/ Grants   Julia Fabbro  
Sarah Roddis - Marketing Ben Gustafson  
  Kate Johnson  
  Lily Randall  
  Christian Ramirez  
  Peter Stidman  


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. 

Edina Education Fund Student Board Representative

Description: For current Edina High School Sophomores. Responsible for working with Edina Education Fund (EEF) Staff and Board to promote our work within the Edina Public Schools and our community. Must be a strong advocate for the EEF including encouraging students and their families to attend events. Students will be responsible for attending EEF Board meetings held every two months as well as fundraising events. The students will be involved with walking in the Homecoming parade, in addition to helping with all events and any other duties as seen necessary by the Executive Director and the board.

 2018 Student Board Representative Application