Pat Welter

Pat Welter (she/her/hers) serves as the Social Equity program officer for the Morgan Family Foundation, where she has primary responsibility for working with nonprofit grantseekers advancing social equity in central Minnesota, evaluating proposals and grant results, and serving as a liaison and information source on community issues. She is a retired public school educator with a 35-year career in the St. Cloud, Minnesota district. She taught language arts at Technical High School, held several administrative posts for the school district, and served as assistant principal and then principal of North Junior High School. Pat has a BA from the College of St. Benedict, MA from St. Cloud State University, and PhD in educational leadership and administration from the University of Minnesota. Pat was honored with the “Athena” Leadership Award by the Women’s Fund of the Central Minnesota Community Foundation, and with the Mother Benedicta Riepp Award from the Sisters of the Order of St. Benedict in St. Joseph, Minnesota. With a deep history of community leadership, Pat currently serves on the board of Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Minnesota, and participates in numerous community activities. Her major current volunteer commitment is to the United Way Partner for Student Success initiative—a campaign she co-founded with three local school districts to engage the entire community in the success of all children. She and her husband live in Waite Park, Minnesota. They have five grown children and nine grandchildren.