Minnesota State Academy for the Blind Foundation

Empowering students to reach their full potential

Board of Directors

The members of the Board of Directors for the Minnesota State Academy for the Blind Foundation are volunteers who support the Foundation's vision and mission statement. Several key principles have guided the actions and decisions of the Board throughout the Foundation’s history:

  • The majority of Board members are blind, visually impaired, or educators of students who are blind or visually impaired.
  • The Board accepts proposal requests from the Academy for equipment, programs, events and scholarships that the Academy believes will enhance the education of the students and help them develop to their full potential.
  • The Board then follows a review and decision process that respects the knowledge and integrity of the requestors.
  • Board members are committed to acting as Foundation ambassadors, engaging friends, businesses and associates in the quest for funding.
Board meetings for 2017 take place at Vision Loss Resources in Minneapolis (except for the Annual Meeting in May at MSAB in Faribault)) on the third Monday of every other month, from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.:  Jan. 23, March 20, July 17, Sept. 18, and Nov. 20.

President

Ezra Kazee


Vice President

Chuck Farlow

Treasurer/Co-Treasurer
Michael McGlone
Kim Samrock


Secretary

Jessica Olson

 

Craig Giles
Patty Hooey
Beth Moline
Jessie Wang
Ross Dunbar



 
Ex-Officio Members

Minnesota State Academy for the Blind

400 SE 6th Avenue

Faribault MN 55021

Phone: 507-333-4800

Fax: 507-333-4825


Superintendent

Terry Wilding


Education Director

John Davis
 

Grant Writer

Robin Lackner Consulting, LLC