About Us

The Wayzata Education Fund provides grants for innovative curricular ideas across the Wayzata School District. The Fund encourages teachers and staff to imagine new ways to engage students and support Excellence for Each and Every Student. An all-volunteer organization, the Fund has donated more than $350,000 to innovative ideas since its 2003 inception. Learn more about our grants.

Meet our Board

Executive Board

Adam Hannemann

Adam joined WEF in November of 2014. He has children at WHS and a recent graduate from WHS.

Julie Wexler
Acting Secretary

Julie joined the board in 2017 and is a parent of former Wayzata students.

Sara Griffin

Sara joined the board in 2018 and became the Secretary in 2021.

Michele Redman

Michele joined the board in March 2021. Michele was elected Secretary in January 2022.

Board Members

Kelly Regan
Grant Committee Chair

Kelly joined the board in 2017. She is a Gleason Lake parent.

Rhonda Holland
Community Outreach Chair

Rhonda joined the board in 2019.

Michael Hagerty

Michael joined the board in 2008. He previously held the chair position for several years. He is a West Middle School and WHS parent.

Rauda Mahfoz

Rooda joined the board in 2019.

Jennifer Grudnowski

Jennifer Grudnowski: Jen joined the Board in 2022. She has 2 children in the Wayzata schools. 

Cynthia Lee Chiu

Cynthia joined the board in 2022. She is a Kimberly Lane and Central MS parent.

Dawn Zouber

Dawn joined the board in 2022. She is the parent of an East Middle School student, WHS student, and a 2021 graduate. 

Courtney Campbell

Courtney joined the board in 2022.

Laura Benson

Laura joined the board in 2022.

Sheila Prior

Sheila has three children in the Wayzata Schools. She joined the board in 2022.

Leigh Doyle

Ex-Officio Board Members

Chace Anderson
WPS Superintendent

Chace is the Superintendent of Wayzata Public Schools and is an ex-officio board member.

Heidi Kader
WPS Board Member

Heidi is our School Board Liaison after being elected to the school board in 2021. Heidi was a member of WEF before joining the school board.

The Fund is administered through the Minnesota Community Foundation and qualifies as a public charity under federal and state laws. It is an entity separate from Wayzata Public Schools with its own board of directors and by-laws.  All gifts to the foundation are tax deductible under IRS guidelines.