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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.
Linda & Mike Fiterman
Linda & Mike Fiterman Liberty Diversified International (LDI)
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Linda & Mike Fiterman
Gratefulness stems right here. It stems from what this United Way does for new immigrants, for people starting out and for people with young families just trying to make a better world for them.
Rosa Miller
Rosa Miller
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Rosa Miller
United Way knows how to harness caring people to work together to help those most in need. They innovate to find solutions to help people become more self-sufficient and create a brighter future for themselves.
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The Carlson Family
The Carlson Family
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The Carlson Family
The Carlson Family is known for their deep commitment to supporting youth, with a particular focus on mentoring and education. To recognize their incredible impact in our community, the family recently received the 2019 Tocqueville Society Lifetime Achievement Award at the annual dinner.
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.
Doug Hepper
Doug Hepper Community Leader
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Doug Hepper
I’m pleased to be a participant in the Donor Infusion Fund. I found this giving alternative provided me the financial planning advantages of a Donor Advised Fund while allowing me to continue to support United Way and its mission to provide pathways out of poverty.
Matt Ladhoff from 3M
Matt Ladhoff 3M
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Matt Ladhoff from 3M
As a transplant I just feel like it's a big benefit to learn more about my community and feel like I'm immediately giving back.
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."
Meagan Kempen 3M
Meagan Kempen 3M
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Meagan Kempen 3M
Millennials have always looked at the world as a place where they can raise their hand, they can get involved, they can go online, and they can do something.