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Tag: Philanthropy

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 […]