Meet the Edina Education Fund Staff

Profile_pic.jpgKathy Rendleman

Kathy Rendleman, Executive Director

Kathy joined the Ed Fund Board in August 2015 and moved into the Executive Director in 2016.  She was born and raised in Edina and after college in Indiana and a few years in the Chicago area, returned with her husband, Tyler, to raise their family.  Kathy and Tyler have four kids, three of which are in the Edina Public Schools and one EPS graduate, studying at the University of Minnesota.

Professionally, Kathy has worked for multimillion dollar corporations in the areas of engineering, finance, marketing, and sales.  She owned and operated her own small business in the Edina area, and she has held and continues to hold numerous volunteer and volunteer leadership roles both within Edina and the surrounding areas.  

Kathy has a bachelor of science in both Industrial Management and Industrial Engineering from Purdue University, and a Masters in Business Administration in Marketing and Finance from the Carlson School at the University of Minnesota.

“I am honored and excited to help serve the Edina community.  Our children are truly our future, and their potential is outstanding.  It thrills me to be part of an organization that supports their inherent gifts and assists them in letting their passion thrive.”

Sue Carlson


Sue Carlson, Finance and Development Coordinator

Sue Carlson joined the Edina Education Fund in 2001. She is a long-time resident of the Twin Cities, and has nearly 30 years of experience in office management, human resources, finance, development, donor support, and other administrative functions.

Sue’s longevity with the Ed Fund has been instrumental in ensuring seamless operations, continuity of partnerships, and connection to the mission.

“The Edina Education Fund gives staff a chance to think outside of the box. I love that we are able to support their ‘in the sky’ ideas. I really enjoy engaging students on our board, in our events and in other aspect of fulfilling our mission…it’s so important to hear from the students and gain insight from their unique perspectives.”


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