Community Partnerships for Education Excellence

Since 1912, The College of St. Scholastica has been focused on providing students with intellectual and moral preparation for responsible living and meaningful work. We rely on the broader community to ensure we are creating opportunities for our students and are a collaborative partner in building a robust Twin Ports Community. Community Partnerships for Education Excellence (CPEE) is an opportunity to bring together philanthropic support and business collaboration to make our community stronger.

What are the benefits of CPEE?

CPEE will serve as your corporate concierge, helping identify all the ways to partner with the College. Partnerships can range from internships and employee recruitment to workforce development and marketing through sponsorships. Additionally, CPEE members will have access to key events to connect with College leadership, faculty, and staff, along with updates about College initiatives and activities.

Next CPEE Members Event

Monday, April 13th, Location and time details coming.

How do you become a member of CPEE?

It's simple, make a gift to the Saints Corporate Fund. Any gift of support will impact our students.

CPEE Support Levels: $100 (Friend)  $500 (Supporter)  *$1,000+ (Investor)

*Investors qualify as members of the CSS President's Circle and will also receive those associated benefits.

To make a gift or for additional questions, contact:

Erin Kreeger, Annual Giving Officer

Email:, Phone: (218) 723-5940

  • Portrait of Abigail Blonigen

    "Though I had no prior “business” experience, Career Services encouraged me to apply for an internship as a professional development opportunity. What began as a six-week long commitment turned into an entire school year of learning new skills, making connections, and discovering how I could make an impact in my community."

    – Abigail Blonigen, '19

  • Portrait of Steve Burgess

    "I had the pleasure of observing Abigail’s work and experienced the impact she had on our organization. In the business community we will count on future St. Scholastica graduates to provide us with the innovation and inspiration we need to continue to grow our business and create a healthy and diverse community."

    – Steve Burgess, President and CEO, National Bank of Commerce