Ralph Scorpio

Executive Director

Ralph Scorpio is passionate about a world in which many of the ministries of the Sisters of St. Joseph are no longer needed.  But, in the meantime, he works to create a large network of donors and supporters who generously join the CSJs in loving God and their neighbors without distinction.  Ralph has been with the Ministries Foundation since 1997 yet sees our work as just beginning.  Contact Ralph if you’d like to learn more about the Ministries Foundation and the programs of the Sisters of St. Joseph; make a donation, including gifts of stock and other assets; make an estate gift to the Ministries Foundation; and to introduce him to others who are passionate about supporting the ministries and programs of the Sisters of St. Joseph.

Annie Sarver – Bodoh

Senior Philanthropy Officer



Annie has been a fundraising leader for three decades. Her expertise includes business plan development, corporate and foundation giving, major and planned gifts, case development, and communications and marketing. She has led the fundraising teams at Augsburg University, WomenVenture, Washburn Center for Children, Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy and the American Cancer Society. Annie has a B.A. from the University of Notre Dame and is a graduate of the Institute of Executive Leadership Development at the University of St. Thomas.

Contact Annie if you would like to make a contribution, explore sponsorship opportunities, or tour the ministries of the Foundation.

Mimi Pizzi

Development Officer – Events

After spending 25 years as a Television Producer, Mimi decided to move back to the Twin Cities and make a career change; that change led her to the CSJ Ministries Foundation as a volunteer for the 2013 Carondelet Gala. Following that, she became Development Officer of Events in February of 2014. She is devoted not only to making events entertaining, but to raising funds to see the ministries started by our dear Sisters of St. Joseph flourish and thrive in the future.

Contact Mimi if you would like to learn more about the Carondelet Gala, Septemberfest or other events to support the CSJ ministries.

Peggy Summers

Development Associate

Peggy is pleased to have been taught by the Sisters of St. Joseph in grade school and high school. She graduated with a degree in English from the University of Minnesota. Like many an English Major, she has developed an expertise in computers and technology. Peggy oversees the database and donor information for the Ministries Foundation.

Contact Peggy if you have questions about your donation history, questions about online giving, or if you wish to give over the phone.

Paul Tatro

Development Officer – Grants

Paul has over twenty years of experience in development and is dedicated to building relationships of support and resources for programs and organizations that serve marginalized individuals or groups. He has helped build the operating budgets and strengthen the services of mission-based organizations and his professional expertise includes grant proposal writing and foundation relationships, prospect research, data analysis, individual giving and corporate sponsorship. He has directed grant funding operations for Open Arms Minnesota, Summit Academy OIC in Minneapolis and the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) and volunteers for Peace House Community. Inspired by the kindness of charitable giving, Paul is passionate about getting people engaged and involved in issues of justice.

Contact Paul and explore how foundation and institutional gifts can make a real difference to neighbors in need.

Alyssa Howells

Office and Communications Coordinator

Having been a St. Joseph Worker in 2011- 2012 Alyssa joined the Foundation with a unique understanding of the importance of the ministries of the Sisters of St. Joseph. She is constantly amazed by the dedication the Sisters show to helping the dear neighbor and is in awe of the selfless love they have fostered in those that work for them. She continues to enjoy getting to know the people that support them and helping spread the word of their good deeds beyond the Twin Cities.

Contact Alyssa with any donation questions, vendor requests, stories about the ministries in action and all general inquiries.