Our Board

The board of trustees identifies the Foundation's philanthropic priorities and makes the final decision on grants. The Foundation recruited trustees who can offer wisdom, influence and access to resources and partnerships. The trustees include:

Richard M. Schulze
founder and chairman emeritus of Best Buy Co., Inc.

Debra Schulze
joined the board in Fall 2017

Rick Schulze
joined the board in Fall 2018


Kevin Bergman
president and chief operating officer, Olympus Ventures LLC

Robert Bruininks
president emeritus of the University of Minnesota

Allen Lenzmeier
former vice chairman, member of Best Buy Co., Inc. board of directors

Steven Schumeister
managing partner, business group chair, member of executive board, Robins Kaplan LLP

Ann Winblad
co-founder and managing director of Hummer Winblad Venture Partners

Mark Dienhart
president and chief executive officer of the Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation