From rough beginnings to rays of hope: How mentoring changed Chelsi’s story

Chelsi Drobnick could have been just another casualty of poverty and crime. “There were…

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Board Spotlight: John Stemper

"I work for MDI as the Director of Product Development and New Ventures and am married…

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Board Member Spotlight: Jamie Nielsen

A native to the Itasca County area, Jamie Nielsen is lucky enough to call this place…

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Board Member Spotlight: Madeline Cook

Madeline lives in Grand Rapids with her husband, Jeff, and 3 dogs. In July of 2016,…

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Board Member Spotlight: Diane Meyer

Diane Meyer was originally introduced as a Campaign Coordinator for MDI. Her position at…

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Changemakers to Watch: Carson Smith

The word “philanthropist” is often associated with individuals who give back during their…

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Board Member Spotlight: Brad Zumbaum

Brad came to the Grand Rapids area in January of 2013 from South Dakota and opened Itasca…

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6 Things to Know About United Way of 1000 Lakes

What do you know about the work United Way of 1000 Lakes does? Read on to learn about the…

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