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Partners & Funders

MnEEP partners, funders, & members

Supporting education equity and excellence

Minnesota Education Equity Partnership wishes to recognize the individuals and organizations whose annual investments as Members, Partners, and Funders support education equity in Minnesota.

Shifting policies and practices to build a better education system for all students is made possible and strengthened by our community. The generosity of our Members, Partners, and Funders is a cornerstone of our work and a testament to the ways in which we can all lift each other as we continue to move forward as a state.

Membership also entitles you to vote for Board members and officers, and on other governance matters that sustain and help us manage the life of the organization.

Our supporters make it possible to build a better education system for all Minnesota students.

Minnesota Education Equity Partnership (MnEEP) has long-standing relationships with leading Minnesota educational institutions, predicated on fostering collaboration as a powerful way to increase race equity and excellence in education throughout the state.

As formal partners, these organizations generously support our efforts to promote systems level change through invaluable expertise, technical assistance, and strategic resources and commitment.

  • Brooklyn Center Independent Schools
  • Hopkins Public Schools
  • Macalester College
  • Minneapolis Public Schools
  • Minnesota Office of Higher Education
  • Minnesota Private College Council
  • Minnesota State Colleges & Universities
  • Northwest Suburban Integration School District
  • Robbinsdale Area Schools
  • Saint Paul Public Schools
  • University of Minnesota

MnEEP provides professional services, trainings, and conveenings to equip educators with the knowledge, skills, and tools necessary to address individual racism and implicit bias and build a more just education practice that supports the development and identity of all of their students.

Our 2021-22 educator and nonprofit partners include:

  • MN Board of School Administrators (BOSA)
  • MN Professional Educators Licensing and Standards Board (PELSB)
  • Minnesota Department of Education (MDE)
  • Planting People Growing Justice
  • Propel
  • Rebuilding the Village
  • University of Minnesota
  • Minnesota Council on Latino Affairs
  • LatinoLEAD
  • Ed Allies
  • Seven Hills Preparatory Academy
  • La Crescent-Hokah Schools
  • Regional Centers of Excellence, Educator

Foundation and Corporate grants are the lifeblood of our nonprofit. Their investments in Minnesota Education Equity Partnership (MnEEP) and our work are essential, and we are humbled and thankful for their ongoing support of this work.

We continue to be immeasurably grateful to our all of our those who provide financial support and thought leadership to MnEEP, and graciously acknowledge their contributions to this work.

  • 3M Foundation
  • Blandin Foundation
  • Bush Foundation
  • Dignity in Schools
  • General Mills Foundation
  • Joyce Family Foundation
  • Medtronic Foundation
  • Minnesota Office of Higher Education
  • St. Paul & Minnesota Foundation
  • Sanneh Foundation
  • Securian Foundation
  • Travelers Foundation
  • United Way (Greater Twin Cities)
  • Youthprise

Members: Race Equity Advocates ($50-1,000)

  • Nicola Alexander University of Minnesota
  • Nicole Andrews
  • Rene Antrop-Gonzalez Metropolitan State University
  • Julie Austin
  • Davina Baldwin Davina Baldwin Insurance
  • Anne Becker Intermediate District 287
  • Bruce Beneke Southern Mn. Reg. Legal Services
  • Lara Bergman
  • Heidi Bernal
  • Lanise Block Sankore Consulting
  • Dr. Stanley Brown
  • Julia Burkstaller Girl Scouts River Valleys
  • Courtney Caldwell Intermediate District 287
  • Lee Carlson Windom Public Schools
  • Anne Carroll Carroll Franck & Associates
  • Brenda Cassellius
  • Dr. Rose Chu
  • Iris Cornelius
  • Beth Daniels
  • Merrie Davidson University of St Thomas
  • Jim Davnie Minnesota House of Representatives
  • Rebecca Dosch Brown Institute On Community Integration
  • Michael Dueñes
  • Patrick Duffy
  • Karn Engelsgjerd The Achievement Network
  • Tina Feigal
  • Elizabeth Finsness Minnesota State University Mankato
  • Thomas Flunker Gustavus Adolphus College – St. Peter MN
  • Noreen Foster
  • Kelly Frankenfield
  • Julia Freeman Voices For Racial Justice
  • Rosario Fuentes
  • Brenda Garces
  • Kenneth Gilchrist
  • Kitty Gogins
  • Danielle Grant AchieveMpls
  • Nora Hall GrayHall
  • Rick Hall
  • Sue Hammersmith Antiracism Study Dialogue Circle
  • Ambar Cristina Hanson Mortenson Family Foundation
  • Michael Higgins
  • Alexander And Maria Hines
  • Anil Hurkadli Thrivent Foundation
  • Bernadeia Johnson Minnesota State University Mankato
  • Aara Johnson Office of the Governor
  • Sundraya Kase MPCC
  • Muneer Karcher-Ramos
  • Jason Knighton-Johnson
  • Kendall King
  • Jessica Kopp
  • Thomas Kottke HealthPartners
  • Teresa Kruizenga Minnesota State University Mankato
  • Melinda Lee
  • Joan Little
  • Carlos Mariani MN House of Rep
  • Joel Mixon University Of Minnesota
  • Jessie Montano
  • Mikisha Nation
  • Jean O’Connell
  • Jan Ormasa Jan Ormasa Consulting
  • Mike Palmquist Renaissance Learning
  • Steven Paprocki Access Philanthropy
  • Alyssa Parr
  • Leiataua Dr. Robert Peterson TE2: Education and Engineering Consulting LLC
  • Molly Priesmeyer Good Work Group
  • Sandy Pulles
  • Joanne Reeck Augsburg University
  • Kristina Robertson Roseville Area Schools
  • Dr. Michael Rodriguez University of Minnesota
  • Andrea Roethke
  • Suzan Samaha
  • Bruce Schelske University Of Minnesota
  • Jon Schroeder Education|Evolving
  • Laura Shannon
  • Terri Sigüenza
  • Anne Soto Greater Twin Cities United Way
  • Darlene St. Clair
  • Patrice Tetta Mission360 Consulting LLC
  • Margaret Thomas
  • Daniela Vasan The Wildflower Foundation
  • Kelsey Waits
  • Lark Weller
  • Anna Werb
  • Jamie Williams
  • Liz Williams Greater Twin Cities United Way
  • Karen Woodward Integral Consulting
  • Pa Dao Yang Normandale Community College
  • Barbara Yates Think Small
  • Cheryl Youakim MN House of Representatives
  • Sarah Zeigler
  • Alison Zellmer Reading and Math Inc.
  • Leann Zins Enninga
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