Grants & Development Committee

The charge of the Grants & Development Committee involves leadership at the state level for the maintenance and enhancement of MACAC’s Professional Development Grant Program and other MACAC fundraising and development initiatives.

Chair Member

Katie Asfeld - Augsburg University

Committee Members

Darren Coulliard, Century High School
Casey Erickson, Saint Thomas Academy
Norma Gutierrez - Saint Thomas Academy
Jamie Menne - Orono High School
Mai Chue Moua - Office of Higher Education
Garth Robertson - Independent Counselor
Kaia Sherburne - Hamline University
Jeron Schmidt - OneGoal
Mai Nhia Xiong-Chan - Hamline University

2021-22 Meeting Dates

Monday, October 25th from 2:00 - 3:00 pm

Responsibilities of Committee

  • Develop goals, rationale and strategies for MACAC development programs.
  • Engagement and cultivation of potential and existing funding sources.
  • Solicit and maintain Signature Educational Sponsor contract/relationship.  
  • Determine funding priorities.
  • Provide oversight of Professional Development Grant application and review process. 
  • Report regularly to the Executive Committee. 
  • Appoint members and organize committee activities effectively. 
  • Monitor NACAC State and Regional Affiliate grants/fundraising activities.

Potential Resources:

Professional Development Grant

The Professional Development Grant is designed to support membership by funding professional development opportunities. The Professional Development Grant will cover the cost of registration, hotel, airfare, meals, and membership fee (when applicable).

Both MACAC members and non-members are invited to apply. Secondary school counselors are strongly encouraged to apply. Professional Development Grant Applications are due four weeks prior to the event. 

Learn More and Apply for a Professional Development Grant  

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