Outstanding Achievement Award Recipient
Carlson School of Managment and President's Office, August 9, 2010
John E. Lindahl earned a bachelor of science degree in business and a bachelor of arts degree in economics in 1968 from the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota. Currently, he is the managing general partner at Norwest Equity Partners (NEP) where he is credited with growing the firm into one of the nation's leading private equity firms. He is responsible for the management of over $4 billion in assets and helping to launch and assist the growth of innumerable businesses. He is a dedicated alumnus whose generosity and commitment is demonstrated through his civic leadership and service. He and his wife Nancy have endowed professorships at the Carlson School and at the College of Education and Human Development and endowed scholarships for student-athletes. He also helped to establish the Carlson School's New Business Development Enterprise. John and Nancy Lindahl are a dynamic team who have taken the lead role in the stadium campaign and have worked tirelessly to bring football back to campus. In addition, he serves on numerous boards and organizations including: the Minnesota Orchestra; Children's Cancer Research Foundation; Minneapolis Aquatennial; COMPAS Artists and Writers in the Schools; Minnesotans' Military Appreciation Fund; Children's Heart Link; Arts for Academic Achievement; Children's Home Society and Family Services; Minneapolis Institute of Arts; Minnesota Zoo; and the Minnesota Symphony Orchestra. He and his wife Nancy helped found the United Way Tocqueville Society in 1984. Together they received the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Outstanding Volunteer Fundraisers Award in 2008. He has, without a doubt, made a positive difference for the University of Minnesota.
Biographies are as-of time of award presentation.