To be the lead support for endowment building that enables Goodwill-Easter Seals Minnesota to carry out its mission in perpetuity and achieve its vision, which is “a world where everyone experiences the power of work.”
To raise and steward charitable funds which will advance the goals of Goodwill-Easter Seals Minnesota, both for today and into the future.
2014, the Goodwill-Easter Seals Foundation was formed to ensure that
our financial resources will grow and keep pace with the increased demand
for our services. The Foundation is a separate nonprofit that exists for the sole benefit of Goodwill-Easter Seals Minnesota. It offers donors a special opportunity to invest generously
in the future of GESMN and create lasting
legacies that will help people become economically self-sufficient.
The Foundation accomplishes its goals by establishing and growing endowment funds, which are invested to provide long-term support for the organization. When the endowment earns interest over time, the earnings can be distributed to fund the services and programs of Goodwill-Easter Seals.
Since the Goodwill-Easter Seals Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization, contributors can take the maximum deduction for charitable contributions, under IRS regulations.
Goodwill-Easter Seals Foundation is building the bridge to ensure that individuals can experience the power of work in perpetuity. We hope you join us. We accept gifts of cash, stocks, property, bequests and other assets in the way that qualifies for the maximum tax advantages, as recognized by law.
Contact Director of Philanthropy Shannon Schaaf at 651-379-5888 for information.
We always encourage you to seek advice from a financial advisor when making personal investments.
Lisa Manzey Adelmann, MBA, CPA, Past Chair President, LMA Consulting Services
James S. Anderson, MS, CPCM
Former Director, Government Contract Compliance, 3M (retired)
Joseph M. Barsky III, MBA
Chair, Goodwill-Easter Seals Foundation
John Bergstorm, MBA
Partner, RiverPoint Investments, Inc.
Debbie Galka, MBA
Chief Risk Officer, US Bank
Jerome Hamilton, CPIM, CQE
Chair, GESMN Board of Directors
Chief Executive Officer, Open Therapeutics
Lorraine Hart, MBA, CFA
VP Investments, Ameriprise Financial (retired)
Texas Hemmaplardh, MBA, CFA, Endowment & Foundation Practice Team, Slocum
Wendy Mahling, Vice Chair
GESMN Board of Directors
Lead Assistant General Counsel, Xcel Energy
John Schonberg, Portfolio Manager & Principal, Stonebridge Capital Advisors
Michael Vinyon, JD
Regional Managing Director, The Wells Fargo Private Bank
Michael Wirth-Davis, DPA
President, Goodwill Easter Seals Foundation and President & CEO, Goodwill-Easter Seals Minnesota