More than 100 guests gathered on Jan. 21 for the Minneapolis Foundation’s dinner for new donors. At this annual event, the Foundation welcomes families and individuals who have established a fund in the past year.
Guests at this year’s dinner mingled at a mini-art show featuring work by emerging artists from the Minneapolis College of Art & Design. Each work of art reflected one of the Foundation’s six focus areas. Artist Jennifer Kroll’s piece, “Give It Away Like Candy,” brings awareness to the ever-growing issue of antibiotic resistance and reflects the Foundation’s commitment to community health. Photographer Tahiel Jimenez Medina showed images of the Black Lives Matter movement, hoping his work acts as a catalyst to expand people’s views.
“The Minneapolis Foundation would not exist today without the exceptional generosity of so many donors like you,” Foundation CEO Sandy Vargas told guests at the event. “It’s incredibly exciting to see that level of generosity being passed from one generation to the next. It gives me great hope for the future of this community!”