Dr. Chaun Cox named growMANkato Celebrity Ambassador, Hazy Hero IPA to Begin Brewing Sept. 30

Mankato, MN (September 28, 2020) –The Jonathan Zierdt Cancer Fund (JZCF) is pleased to announce that Dr. Chaun Cox of Mayo Clinic Health System has been named growMANkato’s Celebrity Ambassador to raise awareness for men’s health during the month of November. In addition, Mankato Brewery and Lupulin Brewing Company are

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Shared Spaces Celebrates Five Years

Mankato, MN (September 2, 2020) – When the Mankato Area Foundation (MAF) purchased a building in the heart of Mankato, the vision was a nonprofit center – created to increase the capacity, collaboration, and effectiveness of the region’s nonprofit sector to support a healthy, vibrant Mankato-area community. Opened in late

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Mayo Clinic Health System Makes $100,000 Contribution to Jonathan Zierdt Cancer Fund’s Box Love Program

Mankato, MN (August 19, 2020) – The Jonathan Zierdt Cancer Fund (JZCF), a donor advised fund of the Mankato Area Foundation, is pleased to announce Mayo Clinic Health System (MCHS) has made a $100,000 contribution to the JZCF’s Box Love Campaign—making it the largest gift received by the campaign. The

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Maureen Gustafson Named Donor Relations and Programs Director of Mankato Area Foundation

Mankato, MN (August 11, 2020) - The Mankato Area Foundation (MAF) is pleased to announce that Maureen Gustafson has been named the organization's Donor Relations and Programs Director.  This position will encompass the Jonathan Zierdt Cancer Fund, which is committed to cancer awareness and support and philanthropic duties for the

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Community Fund Shifting to Support Recovery Efforts

THE LAND, Mankato, MN (June 9, 2020) — After distributing $182,450 in relief funds so far during the COVID-19 pandemic, Mankato’s Community Response Fund will temporarily suspend new grants while its leaders evaluate what needs should be prioritized next. The fund has so far supported agencies in the food/supply distribution,

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Mankato Foundation More Than Doubles Fund

MANKATO FREE PRESS, Mankato, MN (May 12, 2020) — It's been a banner year for the Mankato Area Foundation, which not only opened a new nonprofit center, but granted nearly $400,000 toward local projects and programming.  Executive Director Nancy Zallek said the Foundation has grown from $5 million to $12

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United Way, Mankato Area Foundation award Community Response Fund grants

KEYC NEWS NOW, Mankato MN (April 16, 2020) — The Greater Mankato Area United Way and Mankato Area Foundation announced its fifth round of grants Friday. The organizations awarded $18,500 in grants to seven community organizations during this round. The grant recipients include: Mankato Area Public Schools for supplies to print

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Greater Mankato Area United Way, Mankato Area Foundation Launch Community Response Fund

MANKATO LIFE, Mankato, MN (March 20, 2020) – In response to COVID-19’s impact on regional nonprofits, the Greater Mankato Area United Way (GMAUW) and Mankato Area Foundation (MAF) have come together to create a Community Response Fund to assist in their joint efforts to address emerging needs in the communities

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Mankato to Host Hockey Day Minnesota 2021

MINNESOTA STATE UNIVERSITY, MANKATO, Mankato, MN (January 18, 2020) — the 15th Annual Statewide Hockey Celebration will play at Blakeslee Stadium.  The Minnesota Wild, along with FOX Sports North and Minnesota Hockey, announced today that Mankato will host Hockey Day Minnesota 2021. Sitting on the southern edge of Minnesota State

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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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