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How to Choose a Charity to Support

More than 700,000 Americans gave an estimated $264.58 billion in charitable donations last year, an increase of 3.8 percent from the previous year. End-of-year giving accounts for about 30 percent of all US donations, with 10 percent of all US donations occurring between December 29 and 31. “The year-end holidays and self-reflection inspire many people […]

The Miller-Dwan Foundation Distributes $41,700 in Grants during its Final Grant Cycle

Grants were awarded to the following organizations: From the Miller-Dawn Foundation Innovations Fund $25,000 to the Program for Aid to Victims of Sexual Assault (PAVSA) to provide therapeutic services and prevention education to victims of sexual assault and trafficking. $4500 to the Essentia Health Rehabilitation Continuing Education Committee for complex foot, ankle and gait rehabilitation […]

Recent Changes to the Miller-Dwan Foundation Grant Process

  Recently, the Miller-Dwan Foundation Board of Directors undertook a process designed to review, assess and adjust our grantmaking strategies and policies. The process, completed and approved in November 2016, is rolling out with the new year. CHANGE HIGHLIGHTS While little has changed as a result of our review, key changes are as follows: Grant […]

Adult Inpatient Mental Health Unit – It’s About the Care

By Lainie Janke Each and every person is a unique. Everyone possesses personal worth. And every single individual, family member, and loved one is valued. That’s the philosophy of the Adult Inpatient Mental Health Unit located in the Miller-Dwan Building, where our compassionate and highly-skilled clinical team addresses the physical, spiritual, social, psychological, and economic […]

Miller-Dwan Foundation Receives $5,000 Grant from Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community for Adult Inpatient Unit Renovation

  The Miller-Dwan Foundation announced a $5,000 grant received from the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community. The grant will be used to help renovate the Adult Inpatient Mental Health Unit located in the Miller-Dwan Building. The renovation will dramatically advance the care program by creating dedicated spaces including an exercise room, a spiritual center, flexible spaces […]

Press Release: Check to be Presented to Amberwing

(Duluth, MN) January 6, 2016 –Former NHL player, Butch Williams and Duluth Grill owner, Tom Hanson, will make a check presentation Amberwing – Center for Youth & Family Well-Being, as well as the Peterson Legacy Fund, at Amberwing on January 11th at 5:00pm. Funds were raised at an event held in September, the Fall Harvest […]

Give to the Max day

Today is the day! Give to the Max Day When you participate in Give to the Max Day by making a gift to the Miller-Dwan Foundation’s Healing Space Campaign you provide the best, most compassionate care in an environment designed for optimal healing. Our most recent campaign has pledged $1,000,000 to the renovation of the […]

Super One Foods Promotion Supports Solvay Hospice House

In celebration of  National Hospice Month, Super One Foods and the Miller-Dwan Foundation have partnered together to raise funds for Solvay Hospice House. From now through the end of November, eleven regional Super One stores will be selling $1 paper house ornaments for customers to purchase and bring home with their groceries. Over the past […]

ARTcetera Raised Impressive Funds

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 […]

Employee Campaign, You Help Us Meet That Goal

The Miller-Dwan Foundation supports the historical specialty care areas of the former Miller-Dwan Medical Center. So we take care of the burn, wound and pain care departments, radiation oncology, surgical services that happen in the Miller-Dwan Building as well as mental health and physical rehabilitation care including Polinsky. What I mean by take care of […]