Outstanding Alumni 2010
Peter '54 and Anne Mintener '54 Heegaard
After graduating from Dartmouth College in 1958, Peter began his business career in Minneapolis with the trust group of Northwestern National Bank of Minneapolis, which he headed from 1980–86. In 1986, he founded Lowry Hill, an investment subsidiary of Norwest Corporation (now Wells Fargo) and retired in 1996. In 1997, Peter founded Urban Adventure, a Twin Cities educational program that exposes young leaders in business to challenging urban issues. In addition, Peter has been active in a wide range of civic organizations, including serving on the boards of the Minneapolis Foundation, the Blandin Foundation and the One Percent Club. He is past president of the Citizens League and a former trustee of Macalester College, the Minnesota Council of Foundations and the Minnesota Medical Foundation.
After graduating from Skidmore College in 1958, Anne founded, owned or worked in a number of consulting and travel-based endeavors. Throughout her professional career, Anne has remained extensively involved in community service, focusing on educational, race and poverty issues. Her educational contributions include serving as chair of the Metropolitan State University Foundation, as a member of Minnesota's Commission on Non-Public Schools and on The Blake School Board of Trustees. Anne's other civic contributions include serving on the Minnesota Council on Crime and Justice, the W. Harry Davis Foundation, Centro Cultural Chicano, the City Youth Center, Twin Cities Opportunities Industrialization Center and the Urban Coalition of Minneapolis.
For their philanthropic and business leadership, the School is honored to name Peter and Anne Heegaard its 2010 Outstanding Alumni.