Hockey Day Minnesota 2022 Grow The Game Fund Grants $6,000

Mankato, MN (January 23, 2024) — The Hockey Day Minnesota (HDM) 2022 Grow the Game Fund of the Mankato Area Foundation announced its first grant supporting the mission of growing the game of youth hockey in the Greater Mankato Area. 

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Mankato Area Foundation 50th Anniversary in 2024!

KTOE (January 8, 2024) — Mankato Area Foundation is having their 50th Anniversary in 2024! Nancy Zallek and Maureen Gustafson are in to share about the start and where they are today!

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Greater Mankato Area United Way Receives $20,000 From Consolidated Communications Community Fund For Mental Health Navigator Program

Mankato, MN (December 26, 2023) — The Greater Mankato Area United Way (GMAUW) received a $20,000 grant from the Consolidated Communications Community Fund of the Mankato Area Foundation (MAF) to support funding for the Youth Mental Health Navigator program.

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Glen Taylor Announces Start of New Charitable Legacy Plan

Mankato, MN (December 19, 2023) — Glen Taylor has announced the start of a new charitable legacy plan that will fund a wide range of philanthropic activities for decades to come. Taylor is gifting assets valued at $172 million with the goal of supporting people in southern Minnesota and rural

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Little Engine that Could: Holiday Train Overcomes Obstacles to make its Debut at Kiwanis Holiday Lights

Mankato, MN (December 14, 2023) — All aboard! After overcoming red tape, rocky seas, a pandemic, and an engine rebuild, a dazzling holiday train made its debut at the Kiwanis Holiday Lights.

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The Joy of Giving

Welcome to the eighth installment of the Everyday Philanthropist. Since the giving season is upon us, we caught up with local philanthropist, Heidi Boyum, about the joy of giving.

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Mankato Area Foundation Grants Over $3.5 Million in Fiscal Year 2023

Mankato, MN (November 20, 2023) — The Mankato Area Foundation (MAF) released “Philanthropy Review 2023” this week, which reports the Foundation disbursed 577 grants totaling $3,556,153 to nonprofit organizations.

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Former Mailman Pays it Forward

Mankato Free Press (November 17, 2023) — Talk about building a legacy. Harold and Alice Weed of North Mankato commissioned a sculpture called Delivering For You from Bad River Art Studio in Aberdeen, South Dakota.

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Mustache Bash 2023

KTOE (November 13, 2023) — Maureen returns with Bob Beadell to chat about the 2023 Mustache Bash, November 30th!

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The Importance of Estate Planning

Welcome to the seventh installment of the Everyday Philanthropist. This month we hear from Erin E. Kragh, attorney at Fredrikson & Byron, P.A. about the importance of estate planning.

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