In 31 years, 7,000 Page Scholars
$15 million in Page Grants
Page Scholars from 128 different MN High Schools
Page Scholars attending over 104 colleges and universities Statewide
325 schools and community sites impacted across Minnesota
48,146 children mentored by Page Scholars since 1988
471,145 service hours performed by Page Scholars since 1988
30 years of Creating Heroes Through Education and Service
Diane Sims Page, our beloved co-founder, mentor and friend, passed away September 29, 2018. Diane worked tirelessly for more than three decades to create hope and opportunity for students of color. To honor her visionary leadership, we have established the Diane Page Legacy Fund at the Page Education Foundation. Contributions to the fund will ensure that the Foundation can continue its deep commitment to helping Minnesota youth of color pursue post-secondary education.
Diane Page was born January 17, 1944. She grew up in Robbinsdale, a suburb of Minneapolis, and attended Robbinsdale High School and the University of Minnesota–Twin Cities where she majored in political science. Upon graduation, Diane was offered a position with Pillsbury where she worked for five years, one year as an account executive for BBDO Advertising, then transitioning into focus group moderation, which ultimately led her to become an expert in qualitative Market Research. Focus group moderating was just at its infancy and Diane developed many of the procedures and rules that are used today. She later formed her own company called Leapfrog Associates to generate product ideas for large companies, including Pillsbury and General Mills. In 1973 she eloped with the love of her life, Alan Page. This romantic beginning was the foundation of an epic love and partnership fueled in part by their shared commitment to social justice.
Sign up for our email news blast to receive the latest updates on Page Education Foundation news and events.