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Nick Engbloom

Sr. Director of Development - Community Partnerships, University of Minnesota Foundation
2026 USA Games Board Member

Nick Engbloom is the Senior Director of Development for Community Partnerships at the University of Minnesota Foundation, where he has dedicated 13 years to securing over $100 million in community support for key health priorities. His success stems from his ability to connect with high-wealth donors, professional athletes, corporate partners, and the hospitality industry. Nick’s expertise in creating impactful benefit events has established vital community pillars, highlighting his commitment to transformative philanthropy.

My hopes and dreams for the 2026 Special Olympics USA Games are to create an unforgettable experience that celebrates athletes’ achievements and leaves a lasting legacy of empowerment and inspiration.

Inspired by his older brother Eric, a Special Olympics athlete, Nick has a long-standing connection to the organization. From supporting Eric’s Anoka County Cougars teammates to coaching basketball, Nick’s dedication is personal and profound. He also serves on the Autism Society of Minnesota Board and co-ran the Down Syndrome Camp of Minnesota, reflecting his passion for inclusivity. For the 2026 USA Games, Nick aspires to create an unforgettable experience that celebrates athletes’ achievements and leaves a lasting legacy of empowerment and inspiration. A special full-circle moment for Nick is working alongside Christy Sovereign, the CEO of the Special Olympics National Games, whose sister Katie Timmer also competed with Eric. Together, they carry forward their siblings’ competitive spirit for the 2026 USA Games.

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