"I recognize the special privilege I have to support and enhance the student-athlete experience at the University of Minnesota. I look forward to building lasting relationships with our supporters and empowering every student-athlete that wears the Maroon and Gold."

Elliot PowellDirector of Development


Elliot joined the Golden Gopher Fund team in January 2021. Previously, he served South Dakota State University as Assistant Athletic Director for Development from 2018-2021. Prior to his time with SDSU, Elliot brings fundraising experience from positions with the University of South Dakota and Army West Point.

A native of Minnetonka, MN, Elliot received his degree from Concordia University, St. Paul, where he was a student-athlete on the baseball team. Elliot will focus on major gifts for the department supporting the Nothing Short of Greatness campaign.

Connect with Elliot Powell

Email: powel722@umn.edu

Phone: (612) 930-9357