Ashley Eimer

Vice President of Philanthropy ashley@mankatoareafoundation.com 507.344.7269 Ashley Eimer is the vice president of philanthropy for the Mankato Area Foundation. She is a passionate fundraising professional who believes in transformational philanthropy by building relationships and connecting donors to causes that are meaningful to them. Ashley most recently served as the Director

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Sammi Spicer

Finance Director sammi@mankatoareafoundation.com 507.344.7910 Sammi Spicer is the finance director for the Mankato Area Foundation.  A lifelong resident of Mankato, she graduated from Mankato West High School. After obtaining her Applied Associates of Science degree in Accounting from South Central College, she has more than 14 years of experience. In

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Joan Untiedt

Finance Director joan@mankatoareafoundation.com 507.344.7910 Joan Untiedt is the finance director for Mankato Area Foundation (MAF).  She ensures MAF financial records are accurate and maintains efficient financial operations for the foundation.  Originally from New Ulm, she has over 40 years of experience in the accounting field.  Joan began her career working

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Maureen Gustafson

Donor Relations and Programs Director maureen@mankatoareafoundation.com 507.344.7268 Maureen has over 35 years of professional business development, marketing, and public relations experience in the Mankato Area.  Her career has included legal marketing and program development, medical marketing, non-profit management, and event planning.  In addition to her marketing and business development career,

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Tami Paulsen

Jonathan Zierdt Cancer Fund Director jzcfdirector@mankatoareafoundation.com 507.381.0984 Tami Paulsen has over 35 years of professional business management and marketing experience.  Prior to taking on this new role, she was Director of Business and Marketing for Paulsen Architects and then Director of Marketing and Public Relations for ISG.  In addition to

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Nancy Zallek

President and CEO nancy@mankatoareafoundation.com 507.344.7265 Nancy Zallek is the president and chief executive officer of Mankato Area Foundation (MAF) and an advocate for our local nonprofits. Nancy dedicates herself to building a community of individuals who believe in the strength of giving while supporting the work of the nonprofit sector.

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Tricia Lewis

Operations and Governance Director tricia@mankatoareafoundation.com 507.344.7266 Tricia Lewis is the operations and governance director for the Mankato Area Foundation. Originally hailing from Racine, Wisconsin (Go Pack!), she grew up in the Mankato area after relocating with her family in 2000. After graduating from Mankato West High School, she attended South

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Sarah Beiswanger

Community Grants and Nonprofits Specialist sarah@mankatoareafoundation.com 507.344.7267 Sarah Beiswanger is a lifelong resident of Mankato. Sarah volunteers for many of the school activities and sports her five children are involved in. This includes 4H and the Mankato East High School Senior Party. She has been married to Robert for 20

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