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
Prior to Edina Give and Go, Caroline spent two decades within the nonprofit sector, including the past eight years in health. Most recently, Caroline served as chief strategy and sustainability officer for The diaTribe Foundation, where she developed strategic partnerships within the diabetes industry to fund the organization’s patient education work. Prior to diaTribe, Caroline was a strategic planning director at Providence Health in Portland, Oregon, where she partnered with service line executives to help prioritize their investments in care delivery.
Prior to healthcare, Caroline spent a dozen years in nonprofit leadership, including a decade at New Door Ventures in San Francisco, where she helped grow fundraising revenues 450% in three years and started a new social purpose cafe to employ at-risk youth.
She came (happily) to nonprofit after a decade in high tech, launching and marketing new products for a global telecom company and an Internet start-up for women’s sports gear that she co-founded.
Caroline began her career as a policy advisor to U.S. Senator Arlen Specter in Washington, D.C. where she learned about tackling big thorny issues with a mixture of determination, impatience, compromise, and creativity.
Caroline has a B.A. in Political Science and an MBA from Stanford University. She and her husband live in Edina and their three children all attend Edina public schools. When not working or in school, they love to bike, frolic at playgrounds, and read books.
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.
Jen is a results-oriented problem solver and creative thinker dedicated to giving back to her community in tangible and meaningful ways. Her professional background includes over 20 years of experience in accounting, operations and project management with nonprofit organizations and financial services companies. She has a BS degree in accounting and extensive graduate coursework in training and organizational development. As a longtime member of the community, she has served as curriculum chair for Edina Parent Communication Network (PCN), treasurer of her children’s elementary school PTO and as a volunteer in Edina Public Schools and with several Twin Cities organizations. She and her husband, Sean, have two grown children and are recent empty nesters. As a lifelong learner, Jen is passionate about supporting families so children may reach their brightest potential.
Past Board Chair & Vice Chair
Co-Chair, Development Committee
Student Board Members
Past Board Members
Idith AlmogDario Anselmo
S. Michael Briggs
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