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

A message from the co-founder of the Page Education Foundation and recently named Presidential Medal of Freedom honoree, Justice Alan C. Page:

It is an honor to have been awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom. But as I have said on a number of occasions in the past, I’m never quite sure that I am worthy of such recognition.

When I look at the list of the Medal’s previous recipients, I ask myself, how did my name come to be included with icons of the civil rights movement like Rosa Parks or people like Dr. Robert Coles who spent his life documenting the effects of poverty on children? I conclude the honor is not really about me.

It is about the things that Diane and I have believed in and fought for during our lives. It is about creating educational opportunity for all children. It is about trying to create equal justice under law, a promise that we, as a nation have not always kept.

It is about trying to be people of good character: being honest, telling the truth, saying what we mean and meaning what we say, treating others with respect and respecting ourselves all while trying to figure out the difference between right and wrong and then doing what is right.

It is about understanding that truth and honesty are inextricably intertwined with trust and that without trust we, as a people, have nothing.

It is about trying to fight invidious discrimination in all of its forms and treating people fairly, without regard to their immutable characteristics. It is about creating hope and opportunity for a better tomorrow for everyone.

It is also about leading an intentional life.


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.  Make a donation today!

For Alumni

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

Jenny Graduation May 2014