A Home. For Good.
The goal of the Mankato Area Foundation Shared Spaces Philanthropy Center is simple: to have a dedicated community space focused on enhancing charitable giving. We want this location to become a home for all nonprofits or individuals working to promote philanthropy. We want to create an atmosphere that strengthens an understanding of how important charitable giving has been and continues to be for our community.
The Mankato Area Foundation Shared Spaces Philanthropy Center features office space for the MAF staff, a conference room open to anyone hosting conversations about giving and a unique set of facade panels that communicate what is important to our community, its legacy and vitality.
Those Who Made It Possible
The Mankato Area Foundation Shared Spaces Philanthropy Center building was generously donated by Tony Frentz and Rob Else.
L&N Andreas Foundation - $150,000
Neubau Holdings - $70,000
Al and Erla Fallenstein Fund - $62,650
Carl and Verna Schmidt Foundation - $50,000
Chad and Tara Surprenant - $50,000
Category One Fund - $50,000
Thin Film Technology Fund - $50,000
Mardag Foundation - $35,000
Consolidated Communications Community Fund - $25,000
Thom Family Foundation - $10,000
Biederman Family Fund - $10,000
Ogden P. Confer Fund - $9,900
Knutson Construction Services - $5,000
Ryan and Jill McKeown Charitable Fund - $3,000
US Bank - $1,000
Deb and Bryan Sowers - $1,000
Pat and Kristin Duncanson Family Fund - $1,000
Schott Family Fund - $1,000.00
Steven and Kathleen Burnett Fund - $1,000
Andy and Christine Nessler Fund - $500
The Adela Rindal Foundation Fund - $500
OUR PANEL STORY
ARTS & CULTURE
GROWTH & LIVABILITY
CONNECTIVITY & COLLABORATION
Telling Our Story
SHARED SPACES PHILANTHROPY CENTER
A Home for Philanthropy
Nancy Zallek never anticipated her job would involve endless conversations about plumbing, flooring and electrical wiring.
It wasn’t really in her job description, but that’s just what happens when you build and later expand upon a successful nonprofit center. “I now know more about HVAC than I ever cared to,” Zallek said, laughing. “But it’s all for a great cause.” Learn More