HvMDH is a proud and long time supporter of WINGS (Women in Northfield Giving Support). Wings reached a milestone this year -- one million dollars in grants!
Partner Jacqui Dorsey, WINGS past president, was one of the speakers at last week's celebration!
Below is a quote from the Northfield News with photos courtesy of the News:
"For nearly 20 years, Northfield WINGS (Women in Northfield Giving Support) has supported local nonprofits and other groups making a difference through financial awards.
This year, the organization is marking a special milestone: hitting the $1 million award mark.
The award figure was announced on Tuesday to organizations who have received WINGS funding during an annual meeting at St. Olaf College.
“It demonstrates the power of pool giving,” said WINGS past President Jacqui Dorsey of the milestone. “We couldn’t have made this sort of impact on our own, but by all of us coming together and giving this gift and doing it in a concerted way, I think we can have a greater impact on the community.”
This year, Northfield WINGS awarded nearly $81,900 to more than 20 local community groups, centers and camps, for education purposes and for health care, anti-poverty and family stability programs.
The organization settled on award funding from more than $175,000 in grant requests." ... See MoreSee Less
Earlier this year, HvMDH opened an office in the historic Dakotah Building in St. Paul, for our clientele in and around the Twin Cities.
This past Friday, the entire HvMDH team took a field trip! Great visit to the new space (including some "bumper chairs"), followed by lunch at W.A. Frost. Great way to spend a Friday! ... See MoreSee Less
The Team at HvMDH wishes you a happy Memorial Day!
A bit of history about this day:
"In the years following the bitter Civil War, a former Union general took a holiday originated by former Confederates and helped spread it across the entire country.
The holiday was Memorial Day, and this year’s commemoration on May 27 marks the 151st anniversary of its official nationwide observance. The annual commemoration was born in the former Confederate States in 1866 and adopted by the United States in 1868. It is a holiday in which the nation honors its military dead. . . .
President Abraham Lincoln’s wish that there be "malice toward none” and “charity for all” was visible in the magnanimous actions of participants on both sides, who extended an olive branch during the Memorial Day observances in those first three years.
Although not known by many today, the early evolution of the Memorial Day holiday was a manifestation of Lincoln’s hope for reconciliation between North and South." Cite: "Malice Toward None: The Forgotten History of Memorial Day," by Richard Gardiner, May 25, 2019 ... See MoreSee Less