Our Board

The board of trustees identifies the Foundation’s philanthropic priorities and makes the final decision on grants. The Foundation recruited trustees who can offer wisdom, influence and access to resources and partnerships. The trustees include:

Richard M. Schulze
Founder and chairman emeritus of Best Buy Co., Inc.

Kevin Bergman
President and chief operating officer, Olympus Ventures LLC

Robert Bruininks

President emeritus of the University of Minnesota

Susan Hoff
Proprietress & CEO, Frantesca Estate & Winery

Al Lenzmeier
Trustee Emeritus, Grant Recommendation Committee and Board & Staff Consultant

Steven Schumeister
Managing partner, business group chair, member of the executive board, Robins Kaplan LLP

Nancy Tellor
Schulze Family Foundation and Schulze family funds developer, small business entrepreneur

Ann Winblad

Co-founder and managing director of Hummer Winblad Venture Partners

Mark Dienhart

President and chief executive officer of the Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation