Pat Burns remembers the nervous excitement of launching ARTcetera with her team at the Miller-Dwan Foundation. It was 1999 and the Foundation, with its history of high impact medical philanthropy, needed a boost for its efforts to support life-saving treatments and therapies in the region. “What if no one comes?” says Pat, who served as president of the Foundation from
Solvay Hospice House has a special place in the heart of Shane Johnson. His company, Johnson Wilson Constructors, constructed the Duluth healthcare facility in 2007 following a Miller-Dwan Foundation campaign to create the region’s first residential hospice house. That’s when the Foundation, which owns and maintains Solvay, got on Shane’s radar as a charity worth paying closer attention to. “Working
2019 was an extraordinary year! Each year brings new projects, new challenges and new people to our lives, while each day brings new stories of hope, strength and love. We wanted to recap some of the things that topped this year that will make a difference in the health of people throughout our region in 2020 and beyond: Lou Ann!
I go through the same routine every year. Order a dress, send it back. Order another one and send it back. It’s my annual ARTcetera calamity, and it’s because ARTcetera, our region’s largest fundraiser, is for me, such a big deal. I didn’t grow up wearing dresses and attending parties. I grew up fishing and swimming and playing kick-the-can
ARTcetera, the Miller-Dwan Foundation’s premier annual gala, raised a net of more than $180,000 this year to transform the Miller-Dwan Building’s Adult Inpatient Behavioral Health Unit into a warm, welcoming leading-edge healing environment. With every penny raised at ARTcetera 2015 going towards the Healing Space Campaign, the Foundation is well on its way to achieving its $1 million goal. People