Rustech Brewing Supporting Cancer Fund With Donations

MONTICELLO TIMES, Monticello, MN (November 13, 2019) — A Monticello brewery is joining forces with breweries across the state to raise awareness of the issues related to men’s cancer. Rustech Brewing Company, 105 W Third Street, Monticello, is donating proceeds from each pint, crowler and growler of its New England

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Jonathan Zierdt Cancer Fund Partnering With Fairmont

MAYO CLINIC HEALTH SYSTEM, Fairmont, Minn. (October 28, 2019) – The Jonathan Zierdt Cancer Fund is expanding its reach to the Fairmont area, partnering with Mayo Clinic Health System in Fairmont to serve the area’s cancer patients well into the future. The Jonathan Zierdt Cancer Fund, a donor-advised fund of the

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Women’s Giving Circle Aims for Accessible Philanthropy

MANKATO FREE PRESS, Mankato, MN (October 4, 2019) — Melanie VanRoekel and Laura Stevens sat down for coffee in December to consider how they could bring philanthropic-minded women in Mankato together. “We just started talking about how as women we both feel like we do a lot of giving of

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Jonathan Zierdt Cancer Fund Named October’s Hope in Bloom Partner by Hilltop Florist and Greenhouse

KEYC TV, Mankato, MN (October 1, 2019) — Hilltop Florist and Greenhouse is partnering with the Jonathan Zierdt Cancer Fund as part of their Hope in Bloom initiative to help raise the community’s awareness of cancer and encourage support during the month of October. “Like so many people, cancer has directly

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Women’s Giving Circle Awards Grants

KEYC TV, Mankato, MN (September 29, 2019) — The Women’s Giving Circle, a fund of the Mankato Area Foundation, awarded three nonprofits $4,000 each Friday. The three organizations awarded this quarter was Darby’s Dancers Dance Express, SMART Girls Mankato Youth Place and the 410 Project. Members nominate nonprofits to be funded, meet

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Projects Seeking Sales Tax Funding Aim to Raise Additional Funds

KEYC TV, Mankato, MN (September 19, 2019) — A new arena, an upgraded pool, new facilities and more. Several Mankato projects have applied for a portion of up to $47 million in sales tax funding. They’ve told KEYC about the need for more space or safer facilities. “You know, in

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Jonathan Zierdt Cancer Fund Needs Help Reaching Fundraising Goal

MANKATO FREE PRESS, Mankato, MN (May 18, 2019) — After raising $700,000 through private donations, leaders of the Jonathan Zierdt Cancer Fund are now asking the public to help them reach their $1 million fundraising goal. The JZCF provides boxes with support items for cancer patients. JZCF has received $700,000

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Mankato Area Foundation (MAF) Announces Major Gifts

KTOE, Mankato, MN (May 1, 2019) — The Mankato Area Foundation (MAF) is thrilled to announce the expansion of Shared Spaces—a Center for Nonprofit Collaboration, thanks to the generous gift of property from Tony Frentz and Rob Else of Neubau Holdings. In January 2015, MAF purchased a building in the

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Former GMG Leader Jonathan Zierdt Passes At Age 52

Mankato, MN — Mankato, MN (March 27, 2019) – The Jonathan Zierdt Cancer Fund (JZCF) is deeply saddened to announce our founder, and former CEO of Greater Mankato Growth, Jonathan Zierdt has passed away earlier today after a courageous, five-year battle with prostate cancer. All those involved with the JZCF

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