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MWL Foundation "Founding Donor" Campaign Achieves its Goal

Monday, May 1, 2017   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Debra Pexa


Minnesota Women Lawyers Foundation "Founding Donor" Campaign
Achieves its $30,000 Goal

Incorporated in 2014, the Minnesota Women Lawyers Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable nonprofit organization created to support the charitable activities of Minnesota Women Lawyers and its efforts to advance the success of women attorneys and strive for a just society.


MWL Foundation Board of Directors set a goal of raising $30,000 during its 2016-2017 fiscal year.  Through its "Founding Donor" campaign, the intent was to secure one hundred contributions of at least $300 each.  "Through the Founding Donor campaign, the Board of Directors hoped to jumpstart the work of the MWL Foundation by ensuring its long-term financial stability and building a reserve of unrestricted resources, thereby allowing MWL to continue its efforts towards its mission," said MWL Foundation President Shannon Harmon. 


In Fall 2016, when the MWL Foundation first reached out to MWL’s leadership for support, over 30 leaders committed to be a Founding Donor. The MWL Foundation Founding Donor campaign was then formally launched at 2016 MWL Wahl Lecture, with an additional 30 donors signing-on.  Many more donors added their contributions over the subsequent months.  Finally, on April 21st, at the 2017 MWL Conference for Women in the Law, the MWL Foundation surpassed its goal by securing 102 "Founding Donors."


"We extend our great thanks to everyone who helped the MWL Foundation reach this important milestone," said Kendra Brodin, MWL Foundation Founding Donor Campaign Chair.  "The MWL Foundation Board of Directors is honored to support a foundation that is as flourishing as MWL itself.  This Founding Donor campaign will have a significant impact in supporting and expanding the work of MWL and its efforts to advance the success of women attorneys."


The complete list of MWL Foundation "Founding Donors" is available at Founding Donors


MWL Foundation "Founding Donor" contributions will continue to be accepted through June 30, 2017.  To make a donation, visit Donate Now.  For more information, please contact MWL Foundation Executive Director Debra Pexa (612-338-3205 or  


Donations are tax-deductible as charitable contributions to the extent allowed by law. 
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