To bring life and learning opportunities to Edina Public Schools students who are economically disadvantaged.
As a mission-aligned partner with Edina Public Schools, we are uniquely positioned to unlock opportunities in academics, arts, and athletics for students who have financial need.
2018.19 Go Report
2017.18 Go Report
August 2020 Executive Director, Maggie McCracken featured on MPR News with Angela Davis discussing learning support models during distance and hybrid learning. https://bit.ly/3ixtG4f
August 2020 Featured in IGNITE After School’s ‘Yes to Success’ – capturing partnerships, innovations & different ways of doing things in the COVID-19 era that are helping young people get their needs met through afterschool https://bit.ly/2S3fZyX
August 2020 Mayor Jim Hovland selected the Edina MealFund COVID-19 Response program for the 2020 Mayor’s Service to Youth Commendation (award presented to Edina Give and Go and the Edina Education Fund) https://bit.ly/2S3PMA9
December 2019 – Edina Give and Go was awarded a grant from the Frey Foundation of Minnesota in support of our work with students during summer 2020. The Frey Foundation of Minnesota is focused on strengthening the community through direct giving to organizations that promote self-sufficiency and stimulate creative change, resulting in improved quality of life for all.
August 2019- Edina Give and Go has been named one of two Edina Federated Women’s Club (EFWC) community grant recipients. The EFWC has been a pivotal partner in support of the Edina Give and Go mission. Learn more at edinafeds.org/feds-fest-2019
May 2019 – Edina Give and Go receives 2019 Mayor’s Commendation for Service Organization. An award given to an organization who has made outstanding contributions to the community at large. https://www.edinamn.gov/1044/Mayors-Commendations
April 2019 – Edina Noon Rotary supports Edina Give and Go for the third year in a row. This partnership focuses on music instrument fees for students across all nine Edina Public Schools.
April 2019 – Edina Morningside Rotary supports Edina Give and Go along with eleven other community organizations.
July 2018 – Edina Give and Go named ‘Best Community Organizer’ in Edina Magazine’s Best of Edina 2018. https://edinamag.com/best-edina-2018
Sept. 2017 – Edina Give and Go is featured in Edina Magazine http://edinamag.com/edina-charity-give-and-go-assists-educational-and-extra-curricular-programs
Cristina Silva Gleason
Cristina is a longtime educational advocate and Edina resident who is committed to ensuring that equitable access and inclusion to a variety of extracurricular programming is possible for every student. She holds an undergraduate degree from Tufts University and a Master’s in Educational Psychology from the University of Minnesota. Currently, she is pursuing her Ph.D. in Culture and Teaching at the University of Minnesota where she is also a course instructor. Cristina has also worked as a licensed school counselor for both Minneapolis Public Schools and St. Louis Park Public Schools. Prior to her career in education, Cristina worked in advertising and as a reporter for The Boston Globe and USA Today. Cristina grew up in Brazil and Costa Rica and enjoys traveling as much as she can with her husband, Jeff, and their two children.
Outreach and Student Granting Coordinator
Catalina is a passionate professional who has actively volunteered in Edina Public Schools since 2017. She has a degree in Economics and International Business and has a background in international consulting, having worked with large organizations throughout Latin America. Catalina and her husband Javier have two kids in Edina Public Schools. Catalina is passionate about supporting children, working to present them with the world of opportunities and helping them choose the ones that would maximize their potential.
Sarina is a community leader who is passionate about creating opportunities for all students. She is dedicated to helping those in need and has worked with various non-profits in the Twin Cities and beyond. In addition, she is an active volunteer in multiple capacities within the Edina School system, as well as with the Parent Communication Network (PCN) since 2012. Sarina is a highly engaged mom to three children. She brings experience in the integration of Accounting and Information Systems to the Edina Give and Go team.
Board Vice Chair
Past Board Chair
S. Michael Briggs
Streamline & Simplify Chair
Edina Give and Go is a 501(c)(3) organization. Our work to bring life and learning opportunities to Edina Public Schools students who are economically disadvantaged would be impossible without the commitment and generous support of donors. All gifts are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law. We are committed to stewarding these funds to make the greatest impact possible in our community. Our Employer Identification Number (EIN) is 47-5031672.
Edina Give and Go Financial Reports
990EZ Fiscal Year July 2017-June 2018 Public Disclosure
990EZ Fiscal Year July 2016-June 2017 Public Disclosure
Edina Give and Go 990EZ 6 30 16 Public Disclosure SIGNED