University of Minnesota
Steve Corkery is the Associate Vice President of Corporate and Foundation Relations. He joined the University of Minnesota Foundation in 2011 as the Director of Corporate Relations. In this role Steve leads the Corporate and Foundation Relations team. In addition Steve manages the University’s top corporate prospects and works closely with the various colleges and units across campus to ensure coordination of the University’s top corporate and foundation prospects. During his time at the Foundation Steve has elevated the role of CFR at the University by securing multiple eight figure corporate gifts and establishing the Corporate Engagement Workgroup. Prior to joining the University of Minnesota Foundation, Steve served worked at the University of Minnesota as Director of Corporate Relations for the College of Science and Engineering where he re-established a corporate and foundation relations program and Associate Director of Corporate Relations for the Carlson School of Management where he was responsible for leading the corporate portion of the Hanson Hall building campaign. Prior to joining the University Steve worked in K-12 education. Steve received his Master’s Degree from St. Mary’s University and his Undergraduate Degree from the University of St. Thomas.