Called to Serve Award Recipients
2020 Called to Serve Recipients
Jon R. Pederson '72
Jon Pederson ’72 was president and owner of Ruffridge-Johnson Equipment Co. After two years at Concordia, Pederson enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps serving a tour in Vietnam before returning to Concordia. Pederson took a sales job with Ruffridge-Johnson, eventually buying the company. As a child, Pederson was active in Scouting and continued his service, holding leadership roles locally, regionally, and nationally as an adult. He was instrumental in a $15 million remake of south Minneapolis, the National Norwegian Center in America. The center is home to two organizations he was passionate about, Norway House where he served as board chair and capital campaign chair, and Concordia Language Villages where he served on the National Advisory Board. Pederson passed away in August 2019.
Lynn (Fragale) Foulke '82
Lynn (Fragale) Foulke ’82 is CEO of RE/MAX Results, the ninth largest real estate company in the nation. She has been instrumental in developing the franchise from 60 sales executives in two offices to 38 offices in Greater Minnesota and Wisconsin with more than 1,200 sales executives and 200 employees. Because her bucket list included climbing a mountain, Foulke climbed Mount Kilimanjaro and, after witnessing the poverty in the nearby village, she formed a charitable organization, Safaris With A Heart. Foulke’s foundation raises money for the village of Pasua, Moshi, Tanzania, East Africa, and she leads charity treks where part of the group climbs the mountain while the rest work on community projects.