Fallenstein inclusive playground breaks ground

MANKATO FREE PRESS (October 26, 2017)—A groundbreaking for the Fallenstein Playground project Thursday had families already looking forward to what could be a spring 2018 ribbon-cutting.The inclusive playground project broke ground at Caswell Park, but construction will be held off until spring 2018. Read Full Story

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Tami Paulsen named Director of Jonathan Zierdt Cancer Fund of the Mankato Area Foundation

 MANKATO, MN (August 25, 2017) The Jonathan Zierdt Cancer Fund (JZCF) of the Mankato Area Foundation (MAF) announces that Tami Paulsen has been hired as the fund’s part-time Director.  The decision comes as the JZCF’s Executive Committee called for the hiring to help launch and guide the newly established Donor

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Mankato Area Foundation Announces New Scholarship Fund

MANKATO, MN (August 1, 2017) – The Mankato Area Foundation (MAF) announces the creation of a local scholarship fund. The Virginia and Martin Krause Scholarship Fund has been established to support students planning to attend Martin Luther High School of Northrop, MN. The scholarship is to be awarded to four

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Doing Well at Doing Good

CONNECT BUSINESS MAGAZINE (July 2017)—The Mankato Area Foundation was selected by Connect Business Magazine as the cover story for their July issue. The article features the Foundation and our Executive Director, Nancy Zallek, on the importance of philanthropy in our communities. Read the full article

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Mankato Area Foundation Announces Gift

MANKATO, MN (June 26, 2017)—Mankato Area Foundation (MAF) announces a generous contribution of $10,000 made by BankVista Mankato in support of philanthropic efforts in our community. A check was presented to our Executive Director, Nancy Zallek, at BankVista Mankato’s grand opening of their new location on Tuesday, June 20, 2017.

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Kiwanis Holiday Lights Chosen to Represent Kiwanis Minnesota-Dakotas District in International Signature Project Contest

KEYC (April 3, 2017) Kiwanis Holiday Lights, a Signature Project of the Mankato Kiwanis Club, has been selected by the Kiwanis Minnesota-Dakotas District to represent the district in the 2017 Kiwanis International Signature Project Recognition Program and Contest.  The Minnesota-Dakotas Signature Project submission will be considered for recognition with other

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Jonathan and Ginger Zierdt Establish a Donor Advised Fund Committed to Community Awareness and Cancer Support

 MANKATO, MN (March 27, 2017) – Jonathan and Ginger Zierdt have established a fund, the Jonathan Zierdt Cancer Fund, through the Mankato Area Foundation aimed at increasing community awareness, supporting cancer patients and their families and changing the cancer journey in our community.Jonathan was diagnosed with kidney and prostate cancer

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Consolidated Communications Presents $12,500 Grant to Educare Foundation

          MANKATO, MINN. – The Consolidated Communications Community Fund is proud to continue its legacy of supporting the Educare Foundation with a grant of $12,500. Educare provide mini-grants that enhance educational opportunities for students in Mankato Area Public Schools. The grants enable teachers to explore new ways of expanding a student’s

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Mankato Area Foundation to announce $50,000 grant for Spring Lake Park Outdoor Skating

The Mankato Area Foundation will announce a $50,000 grant for the Spring Lake Park Outdoor Skating and Recreation Facility on Jan. 26.Tours and concept drawings will be available.The recipients of the grant – the City of North Mankato and the Anthony Ford Committee will be attending.The grant was distributed as

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