Mike Zumwinkle, Senior Program Officer

Mike is a senior program officer with the foundation, where he is responsible for helping assure that foundation grant making produces positive, sustainable and measureable results.

Before his work with the Schulze Family Foundation, Zumwinkle had the good luck and fortune to work on many public affairs issues with a number of great people and organizations. He formerly worked with Cargill’s Corporate Affairs Department as director of Government Affairs, St. John’s University as a major gift officer, and the United States Department of State as a policy officer on refugee and migration issues.

He earned an M.A. in Public Affairs from the University of Minnesota’s Humphrey Institute and a  B.A. in Government from St. John’s University. Zumwinkle also studied at the University of Leipzig, received a Robert Bosch Fellowship, and spent time at the Army War College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania.

Zumwinkle lives in the Twin Cities with his wife Lori and three daughters. In his free time, Zumwinkle can be found at a local hockey rink, tennis court, or golf course supporting his girls’ athletic pursuits. Zumwinkle is also active as a director with Minnesota Selects Hockey and enjoys reading, travel and spending time with friends.