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Board of Directors

“You can do what I cannot do. I can do what you cannot do. Together we can do great things.” Mother Teresa

Thank you to the following outgoing board member:

  • Deanna Ness

It has been an incredible honor to serve with you on the FPS Foundation Board. We hope to continue to build on the successes you have helped create and make you proud! 


Current Board of Directors


The Fargo Public Schools Development Foundation Board of Directors is comprised of alumni, students, community leaders, parents, school board members, and current and retired district teachers and administrators. Board members are the fiduciaries/stewards who steer the Foundation towards a sustainable future by adopting sound, ethical, and legal governance and financial management policies, as well as by making sure the Foundation has adequate resources to advance the Foundation’s mission.


  • Shanon M. Gregor, President

    Office of the United States Attorney

  • Jennifer Gompf, Vice-President

    Winmar Diagnostics
    (Fargo South, Class of 2000)

  • Alexis Odden, Treasurer

    Eide Bailly

  • Ron Schneider, Secretary

    Retired Fargo Public Schools Counselor

  • Nancy Jordheim, Past President

    Fargo Public Schools Retired Asst. Superintendent

  • Nikkie Gullickson, Ex-Officio

    Fargo Board of Education Liaison

  • Dr. Rupak Gandhi, Ex-Officio

    Fargo Public Schools Superintendent

  • Austin Braham, Director

    Gate City Bank
    (Fargo Davies Class of 2015)

  • Lisa Farnham, Director

    Retired Fargo Public Schools Communications
    (Fargo North, Class of 1980)

  • Stacey Griggs, Director

    Fargo Parks And Recreation Board Member

  • Kent Hochgraber, Director

    Kiwanis International

  • Todd Olson, Director

    Gate City Investment Services
    (Fargo North Class of 1994)

  • Dr. Jeff Schatz, Director

    Schatz & Associates, LLC
    Retired Fargo Public Schools Superintendent
    (Fargo North Class of 1977)

  • Kristi Ulrich, Director

    Past Fargo Board of Education

  • John Martin, Fargo North Student Representative

    Fargo North Class of 2022

  • Guadalupe Marino-Garcia, Fargo South Student Representative

    Fargo South Class of 2022

2019-20 Impacts...Thank You!

  • 34 Innovative Ed, Literacy & Music Grants

    Totaling $50,108

  • 116 Scholarships Funded

    Totaling $100,600

  • 3,500 Students Receiving Critical Needs Help

    Totaling $169,951

  • All 2019-20 Emergency Lunch Debt Covered

    Funds Raised $52,615

Thank you to our Adopt-A-School Partners!

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