Special Initiative Partners

Career Academies

Our Career Academies work is made possible with the following donors, participating high schools and employers:

Individual Donors

Robb and Christine Battist Michael J. Blum and Abigail Rose Carlson and Carlson Family Foundation
Leslie J. Chapman Douglas* and Wendy Dayton David and Suzanne Goodwin
Doug and Anne Hepper Phillip and Sherry Jaffe Ron and Renee James
Michael and Julie McGlynn Glen and Marilyn Nelson Laurie and Peter Nordquist
Renee and Randy Peterson Bob and Pam Senkler John and Leslie Turner
Jeff and Sheri Wright Angus and Margaret Wurtele Anonymous = 4

Corporate and Foundation Donors

APi Group, Inc. Best Buy Carlson and Carlson Family Foundation
F.R. Bigelow Foundation JPMorgan Chase Foundation Land O’Lakes, Inc.
Medtronic The Mosaic Company Polaris Industries
Saint Paul Foundation Securian Financial Group UnitedHealth Group
UPS U.S. Bancorp Wells Fargo Foundation


Bloomington Public School District Minneapolis Public School District Saint Paul Public School District
Burnsville School District White Bear Lake Area School District

Community and Technical Colleges

Century Community College Hennepin Community and Technical College Inver Hills Community College
Minneapolis Community and Technical College Normandale Community College Saint Paul College

Community Partners

Achieve Minneapolis Best Prep Construction Careers Foundation
City of Minneapolis City of St. Paul Genesys Works

Employer Partners

Baherman Machine E.J. Ajax Metal Forming Solutions Fairview Health Clinics
Health Partners McGough Construction Companies Mortenson Construction
Permac Roberts Automatic Securian
Smith Foundry The Specialty Manufacturing Co. U.S. Bank
Wells Fargo Ziegler CAT
Trade Unions in electrical, HVAC/pipefitters, carpentry, bricklaying, concrete, masonry and others

Childcare Accreditation Program (CAP) Donors

Individuals and foundations that made contributions to the United Way Childcare Accreditation Program:

3M Foundation Julie and Doug Baker, Jr. F.R. Bigelow Foundation
Ted and Nancy Bigos Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota Foundation Jennie and Richard Carlson
Sarah Caruso Lynn Casey Leslie J. Chapman
Ann and Bruce Christensen Ecolab, Inc. Mike and Linda Fiterman
Jim and Sarah Foster Greater Twin Cities United Way Women United Stuart and Mary Harvey
Margaret Anderson Kelliher William and Karen Kelly Mark Lyons
Kathleen and David MacLennan Paul H. Maenner Mardag Foundation
Bill and Martha McLaughlin David and Barbara Meline Mary Merrill
Lisa and Clay Miller David and Kate Mortenson Laurie and Peter Nordquist
Megan Mourning and Joe Anthony Andrew and Lynne Redleaf Robins, Kaplan, Miller, & Ciresi Foundation for Children
José and Margaret Rodriguez The Saint Paul Foundation Thomas and Sheva Sanders
David and Hilary Santoni Mark and Ann Schulze Jody Spooner Youth Development Fund
Warren and Mary Lynn Staley Jeffrey and Vicki Stolt Brian Taylor
Brad and Cynthia Wallin Sue and Richard Ward Mary and Jeff Werbalowsky
Scott and Jill Wine Marcia Zimmerman and Frank Hornstein Anonymous = 4