Page Education Foundation Page Education Foundation
Creating Heroes Through Education & Service
(612) 332-0406
Our mission is to encourage Minnesota's youth of color to pursue post-secondary education.
In 1988, Alan and Diane Page launched a foundation that has grown to support and inspire young people of color throughout Minnesota for more than 30 years. Today, the Page Education Foundation’s programs help to financially support college students’ academic goals while fostering positive mentor relationships and encouraging role models for children.
  • 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

The Diane Page Legacy Fund

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.

About Diane Sims Page

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.

The Pages founded the Page Education Foundation in 1988 and Diane worked tirelessly to expand its mission and reach year-after-year. The Foundation recently celebrated 31 years of creating hope and opportunity for students of color through financial grants and requiring recipients to serve as tutors, mentors and role models for the next generation. If Alan was the face of the Foundation, Diane was its heart and soul.

Among Diane’s greatest gifts were her huge heart and ability to make everyone around her better than what they might otherwise have been. She was both visionary and grounded in common sense, with a zest for life that was only matched by her keen wit. Most importantly, she knew how to get things done, not just by inspiring others, but by doing the work herself – all with a twinkle in her eye and a delight in the ironies and nuances of life.

Diane Sims Page passed away September 29, 2018.

The Diane Page Legacy Fund was established in her memory.

For Alumni

Our scholars go on to do great things. Learn more about how you can stay involved.

Jenny Graduation May 2014

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