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Ian Hardgrove
Ian Hardgrove
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Ian Hardgrove
It’s all about engaging with our community, it’s about learning more about the community, getting to understand the true needs and opportunities. And there is no one better to share that with us than United Way.
Larry Dunivan and David Gibson
Larry Dunivan & David Gibson Supporting LGBTQ Youth Experiencing Homelessness
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Larry Dunivan and David Gibson
It’s estimated that 40 percent of homeless youth are LGBTQ kids. This feels like an area where we can leverage our money to make a difference. Especially in a place that we love so much: the Twin Cities.
Chris and Jill Burke plan their giving for the future
Chris & Jill Burque
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Chris and Jill Burke plan their giving for the future
An endowment gift is great because it’s a gift that doesn’t just give now, but it gives forever—and it’s a growing gift, which is just awesome.
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Mike Vande Logt Planned Giving
Mike & Paulette Vande Logt
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Mike Vande Logt Planned Giving
Life has been so great to me, I want to give back to the community.
Steve and Karen Kumagai Planned Giving
Steve & Sarah Kumagai
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Steve and Karen Kumagai Planned Giving
United Way is my local giving, because it addresses the difficult needs in the community.
Mort and Alice Mortenson Planned Giving
Mort & Alice Mortenson
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Mort and Alice Mortenson Planned Giving
The Twin Cities is a special place, and we have such wonderful and caring people in our community. There's no limit to what we can accomplish when we work together.
Bob Olafson with Sarah Caruso Planned Giving
Bob Olafson
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Bob Olafson with Sarah Caruso Planned Giving
It’s always made me feel good to support what United Way does, and the fact that the organization has been around for 100 years and is doing such good work, I feel confident that it will continue to do that in the future – and I’m happy to be a part of that.
Derek and Melinda Tamm
Derek & Melinda Tamm—Building a Legacy of Lasting Impact
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Derek and Melinda Tamm
When you’re an emerging professional, you have time and talent, but there’s a finite amount of treasure you can give. We can turn pennies into big dollars…We can make an even bigger impact by starting early.
Nancy and Kevin Rhein
Nancy & Kevin Rhein Investing in Our Community’s Future
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Nancy and Kevin Rhein
"I think United Way is uniquely positioned to bring the public sector, corporations and contributions from donors together to solve problems. Most of the things we’re trying to tackle are bigger than what anyone can do individually or any organization can do alone."