Pfund’s Dynamic & Diverse Team

Staff Bios

Aaron Zimmerman, Interim Executive Director

Aaron Zimmerman, CFRE is the Director of Development at PFund Foundation. He is a career fundraiser who supports social justice nonprofits in the Upper Midwest through comprehensive communications and development. As a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE), he utilizes best practices to support missions important to him and the community.

Previously, he served as a Major and Planned Giving Officer at Twin Cities PBS (TPT) and as the Director of Development and Communications at Domestic Abuse Project, a Minneapolis-based domestic violence therapy and advocacy program. Aaron has also worked at Family Tree Clinic, OutFront Minnesota, and the Red Ribbon Ride.

He is currently finishing his Master of Arts in Philanthropy and Development from Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota. He focused his capstone on the history and practice of white supremacy in philanthropy and development in the United States. He has also presented on topics for other development professionals, including website best practices for fundraising and successful online campaigns.

He grew up in Western Wisconsin with his parents and five sisters. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin–Madison with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Russian Language and Political Science. In his free time, Aaron volunteers on the boards of Quorum, Minnesota’s LGBT and allied chamber of commerce, and CloseKnit, in support of systems approach to ending youth homelessness.

Board of Director Bios

Lois Carlson

Lois Carlson

Board President

First Vice President-Wealth Management
Wealth Advisor
UBS Financial Services, Inc.

I am honored to be President of the PFund Foundation Board of Directors. We are a serious, thoughtful and committed board. Our diverse backgrounds are enlightening to me and illustrate our diverse LGBT community. I value PFund Foundation and believe that we are strengthening our collective voice through our scholarships and grants. My work in financial services gives me a perspective on what a legacy truly can mean to families like ours. For over 25 years, I have specialized in personalized advice to individuals and families. The importance of philanthropy and giving back to one’s community is front and center for me.

Tito Catuncan, MSW

Tito Catuncan, MSW

Co-Secretary

Case Manager, Avivo

Tito Catuncan identifies as a cisgender, gay, second-generation Filipino American male who is a recent transplant to the Twin Cities from Chicago. After graduating with his Master of Social Work from Augsburg College in 2015, he aims to provide culturally responsive therapy, counseling, advocacy, and community education to reduce stigma around adults with mental illness, especially those who identify as LGBTQ and/or members of communities of color.

Outside of PFund Foundation, Tito works as a Housing Case Manager, is involved with a Social Justice Collaborative at his workplace. Tito has also served on SOY’s Leadership Circle, been involved with RECLAIM!’s People of Color Cohort, served on PFund Foundation’s 2016 Scholarship Review Committee, and interned at OutFront Minnesota’s Anti-Violence Program.

Dr. George Hoagland

Dr. George Hoagland

Co-Secretary

Faculty, Minneapolis College of Art and Design

George first learned about PFund Foundation by writing letters of recommendation for students in cultural and gender studies courses and went on to become a volunteer for community review during the scholarship process. An invitation to join the board in 2016 has been followed with an even greater commitment to PFund Foundation’s mission and vision, especially in regard to the current Elevated Priorities.

As an androgynous, temporarily able-bodied, African American person with a working-class perspective on everything from education to food security to the appropriate number of accessories, they are constantly looking for more ways to put their expensive Ph.D. in comparative literature to work. When not teaching, writing, or giving conference talks, George can usually be found looking for snacks or celebrating community (or both).

Ralph Wyman

Ralph Wyman

Treasurer & Finance Committee Chair

Community Philanthropy

Ralph began supporting PFund Foundation with the Kerstin & Winn Wyman Memorial Award six years ago. He joined the Advancement Committee and joined the Board of Directors in September of 2015. He has been active in faith organizing for LGBT equality and freedom to marry and brings experience in faith-based social change grantmaking. He enjoys policy wonkery and troublemaking in favor of employment equity at MnDOT and other public agencies. Honoring his family traditions, Ralph is actively exploring new forms in community philanthropy.

Kay Waggoner-Johnson

Kay Waggoner-Johnson

Board of Directors

Realtor / Broker
ReMax Results

Kay T Waggoner is a licensed realtor in the Twin Cities and a member of the No Place Like Home team. A US Air Force veteran from the Gulf War, Kay is a supporter of LGBTQIA initiatives. Kay and her family, including wife, Rebecca, reside in Minneapolis.

 Scott Cabalka

Scott Cabalka

Board of Directors

Ret. Vice President, Institutional Portfolio Manager, RBC Global Asset Management (U.S.)

Scott Cabalka, Vice President, Institutional Portfolio Manager, RBC Global Asset Management (U.S.), is responsible for client service coverage of the RBC Money Market Funds, local government investment pools, and other short fixed income solutions. Scott provides guidance on investment policy and implementation for the firm’s short mandates. In addition, he leads the communication with clients invested in RBC’s short fixed income strategies. Before joining RBC in 1993, Scott was an account executive at Merrill Lynch, where he focused on short strategies for institutional investors. He has specialized in short fixed income since he began working in the investment industry in 1980. Scott earned a BS and an MBA in Finance from the University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management.

Scott is a native of the Twin Cities and enjoys cycling, sailing, skiing and the performing arts.

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