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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Mayo Clinic Health System Donates $6,500 to Jonathan Zierdt Cancer Fund

MANKATO TIMES Mankato, MN (December 12, 2018) — Mayo Clinic Health System recently made a $6,500 donation to the Jonathan Zierdt Cancer Fund (JZCF).  This generous gift is a 2018 contribution to the JZCF Box Love Campaign and will be used to fund the JZCF’s signature program, the JZ Caring Box, which

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Mankato Area Foundation Announces $20,000 Grant to VINE’s Emergency Fundraising Campaign

MANKATO, MN(November 5, 2018)—The Senior Endowment Fund of the Mankato Area Foundation (MAF) announces a grant of $20,000 toward VINE Faith in Action’s emergency fundraising campaign in response to the recent loss of a critical funding source for the coming year. The Foundation is pleased to champion VINE’s efforts by

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Elks Club’s new charitable fund gets anonymous boost

MANKATO FREE PRESS (October 16, 2018)—An anonymous donation will help the Mankato Elks Lodge expand its charitable giving. The fraternal organization recently established the Elks Charitable Fund with the Mankato Area Foundation after the donor pledged up to $100,000 in matching funds. Read Full Story

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Anonymous donor pledges $100,000 matching gift towards Elks Club Charitable Fund

MANKATO, MN (October 16, 2018) – The Mankato Elks Lodge announce a $100,000 philanthropic challenge.  An anonymous donor has offered to match $100,000 to be contributed to the newly established Elks Charitable Fund, a permanent endowment through the Mankato Area Foundation (MAF). For over 125 years, the Elks of Mankato

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Recharge Mankato: Expanding Innovation, Opportunity & Vitality in Greater Mankato

MANKATO, MN (October 9, 2018) – Over 50 community members came together on a blustery morning to witness the culmination of Recharge Mankato. This past Saturday, October 6, the Olseth Family Foundation, Mankato Area Foundation, and the College of Science, Engineering and Technology at Minnesota State University, Mankato hosted a campaign

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