Grants & Development Committee

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

Chair Member


Committee Members

Sarah Hogan, Providence Academy
Mai Nhia Xiong-Chan, Hamline University
Jeron Schmidt, College Possible
Mai Chue Moua, Hamline University
Garth Robertson, Independent Counselor
Brian Jones, Minnesota State University - Mankato
Laura Horton, Eastview High School
Katie Asfedlt, Augsburg University
Ben Dufault, Augsburg University

2019-20 Meeting Dates


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 Legacy 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:

Legacy Grant

The Legacy Grant is designed to support membership by funding professional development opportunities. The Legacy 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. Legacy Grant Applications are due four weeks prior to the event. 

Learn More and Apply for a Legacy Grant

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