Agency Stories

The Arc Southeastern Minnesota

Partnership Helps the Mission Continue

Nonprofit work can be daunting. There is always a mission
statement focusing on a community need, but the money and
resources to meet that need are not always available. Budgets
get tight. Services get cut. Unfortunately, the people affected
are the ones who need help the most.

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Rochester Public Schools Foundation

Tapping Into the Community and Alumni to Preserve the Future

Sometimes, it’s the little things that make a big difference in a
child’s education. Perhaps it is the creative learning activities of a
favorite teacher or practicing an instrument for middle school
band. Maybe it’s acting in the school play or participating in afterschool
sports or clubs.

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Chatfield School District

Investing in Tomorrow

Chatfield businessman Mike Touhy was intrigued by the idea of reducing the public school tax burden for future generations, an idea that first came to him when he heard that the Catholic Church and New York's St. Patrick's Cathedral, in the late 1900s, placed a small amount of money in a fund that, over the course of the last 150 years, became an endowment that funded the New York Catholic School system. 

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