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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Mankato Area Foundation Grants Total $2.025M

MANKATO, MN (October 19, 2021) — The Mankato Area Foundation (MAF) is thrilled to announce the distribution of 601 grants totaling a record $2.025M in the fiscal year 2020-21. Nonprofit organizations throughout our region and beyond were impacted by grants in the following areas: 5% – Animals & Nature 7%

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Mankato Area Foundation Awards $171,750 in Scholarships

MANKATO, MN (August 10, 2021) — The Mankato Area Foundation (MAF) is pleased to announce that it has recently awarded $171,750 in scholarships to over 60 students for the 2021-2022 academic year.  The awards were distributed from various funds managed by MAF and ranged in amounts from $500 to $5000.

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Local Juneteenth Event Continues to Grow in Its Fourth Year

Mankato Free Press (June 19, 2021) — Mankato’s Juneteenth celebration Saturday took place just days after President Joe Biden signed the bill making the date a federal holiday. “It’s considered the longest running African American holiday in the United States,” said Brooklyn Center city manager and former Mankato resident Reggie

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Collaboration Sponsors Marian Anderson Day with Sculpture Unveiling, Painting Display

Mankato Free Press (June 22, 2021) — Mankato Area Foundation and two area historical societies are collaborating to honor the life and works of a painter known for her landscapes and local scenes, and to recognize the aesthetic and philanthropic legacy she’s left for area residents. Saturday has been designated

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Walking Sculpture Tour Marking 10th Anniversary

Mankato Free Press (May 14, 2021) — Several activities are planned to celebrate the CityArt Walking Sculpture Tour’s 10th anniversary May 22. The celebration is slated on a day when 31 sculptures will be installed at various sites in Mankato and North Mankato. The works, valued at a total of

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Children’s Museum of Southern Minnesota wins grant, awaits state funding

KEYC (May 7, 2021) — As the Children’s Museum of Southern Minnesota awaits state funding from lawmakers, the organization has received different funding to help bring a new exhibit to life. The museum is getting a $10,000 grant from the Consolidated Communications Community Fund of the Mankato Area Foundation. The

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Elevating the Maverick Hockey Game Day Experience

KEYC (May 5, 2021) — It takes a village to successfully house one of the top Division I ice hockey programs in the country. The growing effort to match the Minnesota State hockey game day experience with the product on the ice is showcased on Civic Center Plaza. “It’s pretty

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BULLISH ON HOCKEY: New Sculptures to Welcome Fans at Maverick Hockey Games

Mankato Free Press (April 13, 2021) — The timing couldn’t have been better. Not only were Minnesota State University’s Mavericks hockey team finalists for the Frozen Four championship games in Pittsburgh last week, but two giant bull head sculptures that blow fog through their nostrils with eyes that light up in

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