Corporate Secretary and Vice President, Xcel Energy, which has been a Fund donor since 1951; Trustee and Alumna, College of Saint Benedict
"Ultimately, our regional economy is powered by people. And the education of the area’s residents is what makes all the difference. That’s why Xcel Energy invests in the students at Minnesota’s private nonprofit colleges: We know they will be key to helping our businesses and communities thrive."
Partner, Deloitte Tax LLP, which has been Fund donor since 1969; Alumnus, Gustavus Adolphus College
"We look not only for candidates who have mastered specific skills, but those who are well prepared to learn and adapt to changing environments. Graduates from Minnesota’s private liberal arts colleges are well prepared to contribute to our organization’s growth because they have the creativity and critical thinking attributes that position them for long-term leadership and success."
President and CEO, Kemps, which has been a Fund donor since 1985; Trustee, Bethel University
"Vibrant private colleges mean high-quality educational options for students from our region and around the world, which is important to businesses like ours that seek talented college graduates. Corporate philanthropic support for Minnesota’s private colleges is a wise and strategic investment in our pipeline of future talent."