About Us

Michael Esch
The Burnsville Community Foundation (BCF) was organized and incorporated in 1998 as a 501(c)8 non-profit organization to faciliate public art and amenities in the city of Burnsville, Minnesota. Public art enhances communities. It drives commerce by creating inviting and beautiful spaces for residents and visitors.


Connecting, honoring, and illuminating our community through arts and amenities. 

The Burnsville Community Foundation is a 501(c)8 non-profit organization. 

Eric T. Olson
​Eric T. Olson, PA

Michael Esch, February 2014 to present

Jim Louwagie, February 2011 - February 2014

Alan Spiller, February 2007- February 2011

Bonnie Featherstone, February 2004 - February 2007

Ken Slipka, February 2002 - February 2004

Mary Jo DeLise, February 2001 - February 2002

Don Beno, February 2000 - February 2001

Julia Tate, November 1998 - February 2002

Past Presidents

Adam Decknatel
Enestvedt & Christensen
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Jennifer Harmening
Burnsville Chamber of Commerce
These generous volunteers, residents, and business leaders in the Burnsville community energize and drive Burnsville Community Foundation projects and fundraising goals. 

Board of Directors

Mary Jo DeLise
Vice President, Fundraising
​Ion Communications, Inc.
John Swaney
​Precision Signs and Imaging

The Foundation

Elizabeth B. Kautz
​Founder, Ex-Officio
Mayor, City of Burnsville
Brady Folkstad
Lakeview Bank
Garrett Beck
City Staff Liaison
City of Burnsville