THANK YOU TO OUR SUPPORTERS – WINTER 2023

We truly appreciate the support of so many members of our community. 

In the past six months, we have had so many supporters’ award grants or make financial gifts to Cornerstone. 

We are so grateful for the continued partnership of the Archie D. and Bertha H. Walker Foundation, who renewed their support for Cornerstone’s Clinical Services programming. This work provides affordable and trauma-informed mental health services for victim/survivors of violence. 

We’d also like to thank Bank of the West for your grant in support of Cornerstone’s Community and Economic Empowerment Services (CEES) Program. Thank you for investing in services designed to promote long-term safety and stability for survivors. 

Thank you to the C.H. Robinson Foundation for your multi-year grant award to support Cornerstone’s Emergency Services Program, providing critical safe shelter and all basic needs for adults and families in crisis.  We’d also like to thank Kopp Family Foundation for their gift to help Cornerstone efforts to improve the functionality and accessibility of our emergency shelter, as well as the Life Church in Bloomington for their generous donations to the families in Cornerstone’s Emergency Shelter. 

We are so grateful to the United Methodist Women of the Hennepin Avenue United Methodist Church for our 2023 Balch Memorial Fund grant, allowing us to support families accessing emergency shelter in local hotels. We also received generous support for our critical Emergency Services programming from Ameriprise, a long-time partner in this work. 

Thank you to the Buuck Family Foundation and SFM Mutual Insurance, who made a generous gift in support of general operations, allowing us to meet the greatest needs of our participants as they arise.  

Thank you to Pohlad Companies for a very generous financial contribution in support of Cornerstone’s full continuum of services, as well as their donation of personal care items. 

Most recently, Cornerstone was delightfully surprised with a visit Think Bank’s Edina Location who made a generous financial donation and some delicious holiday treats. 

Finally, thank you to everyone who financially supported Cornerstone throughout the year, and most recently on Give to the Max Day on November 16th!  

We’d like to thank all of the individuals and groups who came to Cornerstone to volunteer their time on different projects. 

We are so grateful to the Vendor Management team at Western National Insurance Group for weeding and cleaning up Cornerstone’s Peace Garden. It is great to have a contemplative, quiet space for staff, participants and volunteers to spend time outdoors.   

Thank you so much to our friends at SFM for taking time this summer to do all sorts of outside projects including painting and gardening.  

We are also grateful for our longstanding partnership with WIPFLI. Over 20 WIPFLI employees came to Cornerstone on their annual Community Day this summer for a day of volunteering, which included fence painting, gardening, yard cleanup, and inside cleaning projects.  

We’d also like thank the Electrical Workers Minority Caucus (EWMC) and IBEW Minneapolis Local 292 for their hard work and generosity at our Cornerstone office on their Day of Service in November! We are so grateful for their work. The EWMC is an international organization focused on the mission of uplifting diversity within the International Electrical Workers (IBEW) and our communities. 

A huge thank you to everyone who donated supplies to Cornerstone, helping us meet our participants’ needs as the school year began and throughout the holiday season. 

Thank you to the Brooklyn Center Police Department, Bachman’s Floral and Garden, Mainstreet Village Retirement Community, and the Bloomington Federated Women’s Club their generous donations of various school supplies to help our families get the school year off to a great start! 

Thank you to the Ameriprise Women Financial Advisors for their partnership in Cornerstone’s work. We were so grateful for the opportunity to share information about Cornerstone at their annual meeting and for their incredibly generous gift of hundreds of cleaning supplies. 

Another huge thank you to the World of Care Committee and their work with LIMA Regional General Manager’s and members of the Hyatt Regency for donating and dropping off tie-off blankets and care kits. We are grateful to our friends at the Hyatt Regency for their leadership in the community and ongoing generosity. 

We are so grateful to Edina Rotary for their generous gift of Thanksgiving Baskets for our participants to enjoy. 

We’d also like to thank the Northstar Tavern for their kind donation of winter coats! 

Finally, thank you to Minnesota United and Maddi’s Army for all they do for our community and for including Cornerstone and other organizations in their toiletries and silent auction drive this fall! We are so grateful for all they do. 

Throughout the year, Cornerstone is honored to be able to host special events and programs to provide some moments of joy to our participants. These events would not be possible without our wonderful supporters.  

Thank you to Cornerstone staff, volunteers, and participants for a great End of Summer Cookout! Not only was there delicious food, board games, and face painting, but everyone managed to stay cool with swimming, water balloon fun, and frozen custard donated by the Culver’s in Apple Valley.  

Also, a huge thank you to all our 43 different individuals, groups, and families who provided gifts for Adopt-A-Family, the dedicated individuals and groups who wrapped gifts including Optum, Newcomers of the Southwest Suburbs, Tushie Montgomery Architects, and Ladies Acts of Random Kindness (LARK), and our advocates for coordinating wish lists and deliveries. 

Finally, 2023 marked Cornerstone’s 40th year as an organization, and we were honored by all the support we received as we celebrated this anniversary with our Luncheon Fundraiser. 

Thank you to 40th Event sponsors for making our luncheon possible: 

  • Our platinum sponsor the Charlson Foundation 
  • Our gold sponsor Western National Insurance 
  • Our silver sponsors including WIPFLI, MarshMcLennan Agency, Carmen and Jim Campbell, and Karin Van Dyke 
  • Our bronze sponsorsincluding Birchwood Financial Partners, Bloomington Convention & Visitors Bureau, and City of Lakes Wealth Management Group Wells Fargo Advisors. 

And thank you also to Kelsey Brison, owner of K Mackenzie Design and Cornerstone Board of Directors member, for providing the beautiful floral table arrangements at the luncheon. 

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