Our Foundation

We exist to help dogs – the dogs that do so much for our communities, law enforcement agencies and officers.  City and County governments are constantly tightening budgets and must find ways to do more with less. To ensure our valuable K-9 units receive the funding they need to operate and grow, financial support from the public is needed. The AMSOIL Northland Law Enforcement K-9 Foundation is a  501 (c) (3) organization founded in 2013 to give private and corporate donors a way to support our local K-9 units.

AMSOIL, Inc., played a key role in starting and continuing the Foundation. AMSOIL founder Al Amatuzio loved dogs and took a personal interest in local law enforcement canine programs. He assisted in the purchase of several law enforcement K-9s over the years. It was Al’s vision to establish a Foundation that would provide a consistent funding source for purchasing and training these highly skilled dogs.

Our Board of Directors includes:

Robbin Champaigne, President, Hallmark Business Connections

Nicholas Alexander, Vice-President, Superior Police Department

Deena Peterson, Secretary/Treasurer, AMSOIL INC.

Jason Akerson, St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office

Dean Alexander, AMSOIL INC.

Nikki Anderson, Zenith Hotels

Jim Crace, Hermantown Police Department

Scott Davis, AMSOIL INC.

Michelle Jazdzewski, Douglas County Sheriff’s Office

Dana Kazel, St. Louis County

Terri Kragseth, Encompass Solutions

Nick Lukovsky, Duluth Police Department

Gerry Moe, City of Superior

Jessica Poskozim, Cathedral School

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