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Ministries Foundation Team

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ralph scorpio

Executive Director

Ralph Scorpio is passionate about a world in which many of the ministries of the Sisters of St. Joseph are no longer needed.  But, in the meantime, he works to create a large network of donors and supporters who generously join the CSJs in loving God and their neighbors without distinction.  Ralph has been with the Ministries Foundation since 1997 yet sees our work as just beginning.  Contact Ralph if you’d like to learn more about the Ministries Foundation and the programs of the Sisters of St. Joseph; make a donation, including gifts of stock and other assets; make an estate gift to the Ministries Foundation; and to introduce him to others who are passionate about supporting the ministries and programs of the Sisters of St. Joseph.

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mimi pizzi

Development Officer - Events

After spending 25 years as a Television Producer, Mimi decided to move back to the Twin Cities and make a career change; that change led her to the CSJ Ministries Foundation as a volunteer for the 2013 Carondelet Gala. Following that, she became Development Officer of Events in February of 2014. She is devoted not only to making events entertaining, but to raising funds to see the ministries started by our dear Sisters of St. Joseph flourish and thrive in the future.

Contact Mimi if you would like to learn more about the Carondelet Gala, Septemberfest or other events to support the CSJ ministries.

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peggy summers

Development Database Administrator

Peggy is pleased to have been taught by the Sisters of St. Joseph in grade school and high school. She graduated with a degree in English from the University of Minnesota. Like many an English Major, she has developed an expertise in computers and technology. Peggy oversees the database and donor information for the Ministries Foundation. 

Contact Peggy if you have questions about your donation history, questions about online giving, or if you wish to give over the phone.

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paul tatro

Development Officer - Grants

Paul has more than twenty years of experience in development and is dedicated to building relationships of support and resources for programs and organizations that serve marginalized individuals or groups. He has helped build the operating budgets and strengthen the services of mission-based organizations and his professional expertise includes grant proposal writing and foundation relationships, prospect research, data analysis, individual giving and corporate sponsorship. He has directed grant funding operations for Open Arms Minnesota, Summit Academy OIC in Minneapolis and the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) and volunteers for Peace House Community. Inspired by the kindness of charitable giving, Paul is passionate about getting people engaged and involved in issues of justice.


Contact Paul and explore how foundation and institutional gifts can make a real difference to neighbors in need.

lacy sietsema

Office & Communication Coordinator

Lacy comes to the Ministries Foundation after spending several years with Good Ground Press. She loves the energy and creativity of the CSJ community and ministries, and their continued dedication to making the world around them better. Lacy has extensive customer service, social media/web, and office management experience. Contact her if you have any questions about the Ministries Foundation and the CSJ ministries they support.  

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