Summer Cancellations

Due to the coronavirus pandemic we are very sorry to announce that our summer banquets (Athletic Hall of Fame, Pathways to Success Distinguished Educator and Distinguished Alumni) have been cancelled.  We are excited about these programs and will look forward to their return next year.
We Are A Community Committed To Its Children

Board of Directors

Current Directors

Term Term Expires
Brad Kirchner, Chair 1st 2021
Neal Skaar, Vice Chair 2nd 2023
Steve Tufte, Treasurer 1st 2021
Abby Leach, Secretary 2nd 2023
Jean Eaton 2nd 2021
Mike Peterson 1st 2022
Kim Nelson, asst. Secretary 1st 2021
Jerry Nelson 1st 2022
Dan Dorman 1st 2022
Janelle Koepke 1st 2022
Bob Rowe 1st 2023
David Frame 1st 2023
The Education Foundation is governed by a Board of Directors who serve without compensation. They include community leaders, alumni, and citizens who share a concern for the children who are students in the Albert Lea Area Schools (District 241).

Directors serve for a maximum of two consecutive terms, terms consisting of three years, after which a one year layoff is required.  Meetings are normally held bimonthly during the odd months (February, April, etc.) at a place to be designated.  Terms begin in February.  Anyone interested in serving on the Board should contact any member or contact the Foundation at

The Board works in cooperation with the District 241 Board of Education to ensure that the activities of the Foundation are consistent with the District’s goals and policies.

The Board establishes the Foundation goals and objectives, solicits donations, directs investment of funds, and in general, oversees all operations of the Foundation.