♦ “Joe and I worked closely on many projects, including the hosting of the International Trumpet Guild conference, numerous fundraising efforts at BSU, community projects, and more general day-to-day activities.
Joe has a personality that endears him to his colleagues. He is welcoming, cheerful and positive, and reliable. He is always willing to find solutions that reap results – rather than saying an idea is impossible, Joe will find a way to make it work successfully. He is innovative and creative, and a problem solver. During his time at BSU I relied on him countless times.”
– Dr. Del Lyren
Chair, Department of Music
Bemidji State University
♦ “Joe Czapiewski worked for St. Philip’s Parish, Bemidji, from 1997 – 2000, helping us to set up and direct our first development office and program.
He worked well in collaboration with other staff and volunteers. He is a good listener and is open to others’ ideas. Joe was an effective communicator and planner. He assisted in organizing a major stewardship campaign and renewal. We are grateful for his commitment and his service.”
– Msgr. Mike Patnode
(former) Pastor, St. Philip’s Parish, Bemidji
♦ “I had the great fortune to have Joe serve as finance chair in my 2010 campaign for the Minnesota Senate. He did an outstanding job raising money and spending it wisely. In typical fashion for Joe, always going the extra mile, he did way more for the campaign that just be the finance chair. He knocked on doors, walked in parades and made phone calls. Once Joe decided to join the campaign, he was all in. He gave 110% effort to make sure I got elected. I have no doubt the result of that campaign would have been significantly different without Joe on board.
If you are looking for assistance with strategic planning, program assessment, project development, grant writing, philanthropy, board development or even running a political campaign, Joe has the knowledge, experience and drive to help you accomplish your goals.”
– John Carlson
Former Minnesota State Senator
♦ “I was most impressed by the fact that Joe was always able to learn and adapt to whatever he was assigned. He would throw himself into a project, learning the nuances of the subject and developing relationships and partnerships with the parties involved. He seemed to give 100% to whatever he did. Additionally, I always appreciated his sense of humor and kind manner.”
– Anne Sand
Former HRDC co-worker