"It's an honor to serve our incredible Golden Gopher student-athletes at the University of Minnesota and support their wins, on and off the field of competition. As a Minnesotan, I recognize the impact Gopher Athletics has not only on our student-athletes, but on our school and our state. I look forward to connecting with Gopher fans and supporters to enhance the academic and athletic experience of our student-athletes and advance our championship culture."

Luke KassmeyerDirector of Development


Luke joined the Golden Gopher Fund team in May of 2023. Previously, he served as Leadership Annual Giving Officer with the University of Minnesota Foundation. Prior to his time with the University of Minnesota, Luke served as Development Officer for LSU's Tiger Athletic Foundation from 2017-2021 and as Development/Sales Graduate Assistant with Illinois State Athletics from 2015-2017. A graduate of Waconia High School in Waconia, MN, Luke received his B.S. in Marketing and Management from Iowa State University and his M.S. in Sport Management from Illinois State University.

Connect with Luke Kassmeyer

Email: kassm016@umn.edu