Mustache Bash Ends Men’s Health Month

KEYC (November 30, 2022) — Since 2017, the Jonathan Zierdt Cancer Fund has engaged the community in bringing awareness of men’s health, especially cancer prevention and support for patients and their families. “Being able to support individuals who are going through the cancer journey,” wife of Jonathan Zierdt Ginger Zierdt

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Building community: Foundation, city offer funds for neighborhood gatherings

Mankato Free Press (November 7, 2022) — Anyone who’d like up to $500 to lease a bounce house for the kids to jump around in, or order some tasty catered sandwiches and salads, or rent one of those inflatable outdoor movie screens, the city of Mankato will soon have a

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Young area musicians can compete for $5,000 in prize money

Mankato Free Press (November 1, 2022) —Area high schoolers will be able to compete for $5,000 in prize money — as well as win an opportunity to perform with the Mankato Symphony Orchestra — during two new competitions on Feb. 25 in St. Peter. Thanks to a gift from the

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Foundation, partners launch large inclusivity survey

Mankato Free Press (September 22, 2022) — The Mankato Area Foundation announced Thursday that MAF and 11 of their public, private and nonprofit sector partners are “launching one of the largest community-led, mixed-method inclusivity studies in America.” Intercultural Competence Edge, Inc., a national firm, will be conducting The Greater Mankato

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Mankato Area Foundation Announces Launch of Greater Mankato Inclusivity Study with 11 Local Partners

MANKATO, MN (September 28, 2022) — Mankato Area Foundation (MAF), along with 11 partners from our public, private and nonprofit sectors, is proud to announce they are launching one of the largest community-led, mixed-method inclusivity studies in America.   The Greater Mankato Inclusivity Study (GMIS) will gauge the current status of inclusivity for students, individuals who

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Consultancy program works with nonprofits through COVID-19 challenges

Mankato Free Press (July 24, 2022) — As Mankato nonprofits worked to find stable footing going into year three of the COVID-19 pandemic, a consultant program launched to lend them a hand. The consultant in residency program sprang up in late 2021 out of the Greater Mankato Area United Way and Mankato

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Sculpture installations, celebration slated Saturday

Mankato Free Press (May 19, 2022) — The 2022 CityArt Walking Sculpture Tour’s 31 selections will be installed early Saturday at outdoor sites in downtown Mankato and North Mankato. CityArt organizers plan public activities to celebrate installation day.  View full article on Mankato Free Press website

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Hockey Day Minnesota and JZ Cancer Fund “Show Us Your Mullet” Contest Comes to a Successful Conclusion, with MSU Hockey Player Brendan Furry on Top

MANKATO, MN (January 21, 2022) – Hockey Day Minnesota and the JZ Cancer Fund are pleased to announce the “Show Us Your Mullet”, a hockey hair growing contest to raise funds for cancer patients has brought in over $25,000. MSU hockey player Brendan Furry was the lead fundraiser bringing in

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Mulleteers, take your marks, get set, GROW

Mankato Free Press (November 30, 2021) — Last winter and spring, when the Minnesota State University men’s hockey team made its historic run through the NCAA playoffs, forward Brendan Furry was in the process of growing an epic mullet. Little did he know his impressive locks would be called upon

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Down Syndrome Woman’s Dream of Playing Belle in Beauty and the Beast Comes True

MANKATO, MN (November 9, 2021) — Each holiday season Profinium Inc. seeks to learn about people’s dreams and to help them come true. The Achieving Dreams Together program, powered by the Profinium Dreams Foundation, exists to achieve dreams for people at the tipping point in their life.  Emily Broze, a

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