For the Annexstad Family Foundation, education and generosity go together.
Since 2011, 21 students have earned their degrees from The University of Alabama with the help of the Annexstad Family Foundation. These scholars have been funded through the Foundation’s Leaders for Tomorrow National Scholarship Program (LFT), which allows recipients — most of whom are first-generation college students — to complete their academic careers fully-funded and graduate with little or no debt.
The roots of such generosity were sown by Al and Cathy Annexstad, who founded the Annexstad Family Foundation in 2000 with a mission to support students who have overcome extraordinary challenges in their lives.
Having both lost a parent at an early age, both Al and Cathy recognized the importance of community support to pursue their dreams. The couple met as teenagers growing up in South-Central Minnesota, and immediately formed a bond. Al attended college and worked full-time to fund his education, and the pair soon married and began their family.