The Mankato Area Foundation receives a National Recognition
KEYC (May 9, 2023) — The Mankato Area Foundation receives a National Recognition. The accreditation comes from the National Standards for U.S. Community Foundations, the country’s highest standard for philanthropic excellence.
Mankato Area Foundation Receives National Recognition: Accredited with Rigorous Philanthropic Standards
Mankato, MN (May 9, 2023) — Mankato Area Foundation (MAF) recently received accreditation with the nation’s highest standard for philanthropic excellence. National Standards for U.S. Community Foundations® establish legal, ethical, effective practices for community foundations everywhere.
KTOE (May 8, 2023) — Talk of the Town with Lisa Kaye visits with Maureen and Greater Mankato Growth’s Crystal Olson talk about the CityArt Walk.
Why Accreditation Matters
Welcome to the third installment of the Everyday Philanthropist. This month we celebrate an incredible milestone as the foundation received accreditation by the National Standards for U.S. Community Foundations. Jennifer Pfeffer, MAF Board Member, shares what this means to the foundation and the people we serve.
Recreation center to expand with indoor playground
Mankato Free Press (May 1, 2023) — An anonymous donor has given $50,000 to the Lake Crystal Area Recreation Center. The donation came by way of the Mankato Area Foundation and was given to support the recreation center’s indoor playground expansion project.
Minnesota nonprofits rethink office space as employees opt for hybrid work
Star Tribune (April 29, 2023) — While some companies are downsizing office space to adjust for more remote-working employees, Dean Orton's St. Paul nonprofit added office space and still managed to cut costs — thanks to a unique collaboration.
My Place “Block Party”
KTOE (April 11, 2023) — Talk of the Town with Lisa Kaye has Maureen and Erin from My Place in to talk about the Block Party fundraiser that is coming up!
Matt Norland on Financial Advisors Utilizing Philanthropy
Welcome to the second installment of the Everyday Philanthropist. This month we look at philanthropy through the eyes of a financial advisor. Matt Norland, a wealth advisor with Meyer & Norland Financial Group, shares how philanthropy can be an integral part of his work with clients.
KTOE (March 20, 2023) — Maureen from Mankato Area Foundation was on Talk of the Town with Lisa Kaye to talk about the gallery exhibit “PHOTOGRAPHIC JOURNEYS BY JONATHAN ZIERDT.”
Kristin Weeks-Duncanson on Time, Talent & Treasure
Welcome to the Everyday Philanthropist! This is a place for us to share stories through the eyes of our supporters, partners, volunteers and fellow nonprofit organizations. We hope that you feel like you’re sitting at our kitchen table—comfortable and at home with us.