The mission of the 501(c)(3) School Administrators Charitable and Educational Foundation is to enhance the leadership development of educational administrators, to encourage and support individuals interested in careers in teaching or educational administration, to enhance the role and image of educational administrators, and to conduct research and provide information to policymakers and the public at large.
The generosity of our members allows the MASA Foundation to award grants to individual members to further their professional development. These grants provide up to $750 to members with particular needs that cannot be otherwise met by their districts, allowing members to participate in conferences, workshops and training opportunities they may have otherwise been denied.
The MASA Foundation will provide up to 10 grants to members this year for professional development experiences that you would not be able to access through your district or that are unique learning opportunities. Grants can range from $500-$750. To apply, simply submit a one page summary of your intended experience and either mail or fax it to the MASA offices (651- 645-7518) or email Deb Henton (firstname.lastname@example.org), and the Foundation Grant Committee will consider it in a timely manner.
Please note that due to the low number of applicants, the MASA Foundation will not longer be providing scholarships to MASA members. The Foundation will now be supporting the work of the MASA’s Equity and Excellence in Education Network (Triple EEE).
More information can be found at www.mnasa.org/foundation.
James Johnson, Assistant Professor, St. Cloud State University
Scott Thielman, Superintendent, Buffalo-Hanover-Montrose Schools
Janet Mohr, Retiree
2017-23, Krin Abraham, Superintendent, Houston Public Schools
2020-23, Gary Amoroso, Retiree
2006-21, Don Bungum, Retiree
2020-23, Cliff Carmody, Executive Director, SWWC Service Cooperative
2020-23, Ranae Case Evenson, Superintendent, Jordan Public Schools
2009-21, Robert Cavanna, Retiree
2007-22, John Christiansen, Retiree
2012-21, Marty Duncan, Retiree
2017-23, Rachel Gorton, Instructional Technology Coordinator, Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District
2020-23, Amy Hansen-Bhutta, Account Executive, NWEA
2019-22, Heather Harms, Director of Special Education, Waseca Public Schools
2017-23, Jen Hegna, Dir.of Info. & Learning Technology, Byron Public Schools
2008-23, Mike Hoheisel, Managing Director, Robert W. Baird & Co.
2004-22, Dale Jensen, Retiree
2005-23, Antoinette Johns, Retiree
2011-23, Charles Kyte, Retiree
2019-22, Shelly Maes, Manager, Member Services, SWWC Service Cooperative
2007-22, Allen Ralston, Retiree
2012-21, Diane Rauschenfels, Retiree
2012-21, Harold Remme, Retiree
2008-23, Chris Richardson, Retiree
2007-22, Charles Rick, Retiree, Perpich Center for Arts Education
2020-23, Mark Ristau, Superintendent, Medford Public Schools
2017-23, Kelly Smith, Director, Baker Tilly Municipal Advisors
2007-22, John Thein, Retiree
2016-22, Rachel Udstuen, Superintendent, Spring Grove Public Schools
2018-21, Steve Unowsky, Superintendent, Richfield Public Schools
2020-23, Patrick Walsh, Superintendent, BBE Public Schools
2005-23, Ed Waltman, Retiree
2017-23, Shawn Yates, Superintendent, Warroad Public Schools