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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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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Fallenstein All-Inclusive Playground Coming Next Summer

NORTH MANKATO, Minn. - The Mankato Area Foundation and the North Mankato Miracle league hold a ceremony to dedicate a portion of Caswell Park to an all-inclusive playground next to Fallenstein baseball field.The foundation announces a 2 to 1 matching grant for up to 60 thousand dollars to the Miracle League

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Inclusive Playground Gets Name, Initial Funding

MANKATO FREE PRESS (October 11, 2016)—The Mankato Area Foundation was featured in the Mankato Free Press, announcing their gift today of a $60,000 grant to the Miracle League of North Mankato for Fallenstein Playground. The Fallenstein Playground will be an all inclusive, accessible playground adjacent to Fallenstein Baseball Field at Caswell

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GMG Awards Announced

MANKATO FREE PRESS (October 11, 2016)-The Mankato Area Foundation was announced as a recipient of a City Center Partnership award for the category of Renovation $500,000 - $1,000,000 for Shared Spaces - A Center for Non Profit Collaboration. Read Full Story

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Jim and Kathryn Vonderharr Set Up Donor-Advised Fund

 MINNESOTA STATE UNIVERSITY, MANKATO LEGACY SOCIETY NEWSLETTER (Winter 2016—The Jim and Kathryn Vonderharr Environmental and Earth Science Fund is forward-thinking, generous and flexible in terms of how it might be used. The fund, which will be gifted to the University as part of the Vonderharrs’ estate, will allow faculty to generate

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Mankato Area Foundation Announces Children’s Museum Grant

MANKATO, MN (July 20, 2015)—Mankato Area Foundation announces two grants totaling $105,000 to the Children's Museum of Southern Minnesota (CMSM). Grants were distributed from the David Christensen and Jill Evans Fund of the Mankato Area Foundation and the Page Jones Richards Family Fund of the Mankato Area Foundation. The grants

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Museum Donation Hoped by Dotsons to be a Catalyst for More Community Giving

MANKATO FREE PRESS (June 23, 2015)—The Mankato Area Foundation was featured in the Mankato Free Press regards to the Southern Minnesota Children's Museum moved another giant step forward in its fundraising goal Tuesday when Denny and Carole Dotson announced a gift of a half-million dollars and an antique tractor to the

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