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THE AIM HIGHER FOUNDATION Board of Directors

Chair, Douglas A. Milroy
Former Chairman and CEO, G&K Services, Inc.

Yen Fasano
Full-time mother of three, community volunteer, and executive board member for the Catholic Services Appeal Foundation. Former Catholic school educator and Director of Evangelization.

Jean M. Houghton, ex officio
President of the Aim Higher Foundation; formerly an awarding-winning business consultant for McDonald’s corporation and Director of Advancement for a K-12 Catholic school.

Donal L. Mulligan
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, General Mills; serves on boards of the General Mills Foundation, Tennant Company, and University of Michigan Business School.

Philip J. Paquette
Partner at Boyum & Barenscheer; serves as member of the Archdiocesan Strategic Planning Implementation Group; has held numerous Board leadership positions in Catholic high schools and elementary schools; former Chair of the Friends of Catholic Urban Schools (FOCUS).

Karen M. Rauenhorst
Community volunteer, Board Member of Catholic Relief Services Foundation, Executive Member of the FADICA Board and current Archdiocese Corporate Trustee; served previously as Board Chair of Saint Catherine University, Better Way Foundation, and the Aim Higher Foundation.

Samuel A. Salas
Headmaster Emeritus, Breck School; served as headmaster from 1987 until retiring in June 2007.

Aida Schaefer
CEO and Owner, Incentive Development Corporation; formerly with Best Buy and Northwest Airlines; former EVP of National Society of Hispanic MBAs; serves on scholarship finance committee for local Catholic school.

Sarah Schumacher
Full-time mother of four, including three children in Catholic school; retired CPA at Arthur Andersen, LLP and Best Buy.

Father John L. Ubel
Rector of the Cathedral of St. Paul and Pastor of the Cathedral parish; former roles include pastor and associate pastor of parishes with Catholic schools, co-director of the archdiocesan Vocation Office, chaplain at the St. Paul Seminary School of Divinity.

THE AIM HIGHER FOUNDATION Team

Jean Houghton

President


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Ricky Austin

Director of Programs and Communications


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Lekenka Beja

Finance and Operations Coordinator


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Jack Fossand

Administrative and Operations Assistant


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SCHOOL LEADER ADVISORY Committee

The Aim Higher Foundation’s School Leader Advisory Committee provides school and family-level perspective on the implementation and impact of the Foundation’s programs, policies, and procedures. Meeting quarterly, the committee is composed of leaders from a variety of backgrounds, roles, and types of Catholic schools across the Archdiocese.

To inquire about joining the committee, please contact Ricky Austin.

 


Lynn Arnal

Business Administrator, Guardian Angels Catholic School

Laurie Barclay

Business Administrator, St. Jude of the Lake Catholic School

Nikki Giel

Principal, Presentation of the Blessed Virgen Mary School

Becky Kennedy

Principal, Our Lady of the Lake Catholic School

Patrick Menke

Parish Administrator, St. Joseph’s Catholic School West St. Paul

Allison Mertz

Director of Marketing and Admissions, Shakopee Area Catholic School

Patrick O’Keefe

Principal, Blessed Trinity Catholic School

Patrick Fox

Principal, St. Bartholomew Catholic School

Brian Ragatz

Principal, St. Odilia Catholic School

Mike Rogers

President, Risen Christ Catholic School

Kari Staples

Principal, St. Alphonsus Catholic School

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