Maureen Schulze, who co-chaired a $500 million capital campaign for the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota has been involved with the Foundation’s philanthropic efforts since its beginning in 2004. The wife of Richard M. Schulze, she joined the Foundation’s board of trustees in 2013.
Advocating for Foundation Causes
Maureen and Richard Schulze were married in 2002, after both had lost their first spouse to mesothelioma, a rare cancer linked to asbestos. She has played a prominent role in many causes supported by the Foundation, especially Mayo Clinic research on novel therapies for rare cancers and American Cancer Society Hope Lodges, which offer lodging for cancer patients undergoing treatment at a nearby medical center.
A Catalyst for $500 Million Campaign
Maureen Schulze also has been an energetic supporter of the University of St. Thomas. Her commitment and enthusiastic helped the university exceed the ambitious $500 million goal of its Opening Doors capital campaign. In recognition of her contributions, the university in 2012 awarded her an honorary doctor of Humane Letters.
Since moving to Naples, Florida, she has served on a committee to raise funds for cancer patients and their families for NCH HealthCare System.
Motherhood and More
A native of Edina, Minnesota, the former Maureen Green worked as an obstetrics nurse at Fairview Southdale Hospital. While raising six children with her first husband, Lowell, she was an active volunteer in church and school projects. She also started her own business, Exerstyles, to produce and sell leotards and other sportswear for high school and college gymnastics teams.
Maureen Schulze earned a nursing degree from St. Mary’s School of Nursing in Minneapolis.